Baguio City – Accountancy students of the School of Accountancy and Business Management (SABM), Saint Louis University (SLU) pocketed a total of six medals in three events as they dominated the 2nd Annual Regional Audit Case Challenge held last September 2, 2016 at the Devesse AVR of the SLU Maryheights Campus, Bakakeng, here.
The hosts bagged two golds, two silvers and two bronzes during the challenge organized by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) – Region 1 and CAR. SLU got a 1-2-3 finish in the audit theory category and a 1-2 in the audit problems category.
Jedalyn Macwes and Jayson Reyno led the hosts by topping the audit theory and audit problem categories, respectively. The silver medalists were Jeanette Suratos for audit theory and Queenie Romasanta for audit problems. Von Jozelle Mangibin (audit theory) and the trio of John Paul Galong, Erika Viray, and Liza Marie Gahid (audit case presentation) completed SLU’s haul with their third place finishes.
The Saint Louis College-La Union (SLC) got the other gold as the trio of Juan Carlos Catapang, Gizelle Dacanay, and John Lyrie Ramos reign supreme in the audit case challenge.
University of Baguio’s (UB) Kevin Adrian Fabros, Dayanara Villanueva and Franklin Jan Wayang got runner-up honors in the audit case challenge. Leah Ann Blanco of SLC completed the roster of winners by taking third place in the Audit Problem category.
The event, supported by auditing firms’ SGV and Associates, and Deloitte and the SLU chapter of the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), was organized to allow members to demonstrate their prowess in auditing. Winners in the event will advance to the next round during the regional mid-year convention of the NFJPIA to be held at the Hotel Supreme on September 25-27, 2016.
As an added bonus for SABM students’ victory, Department of Accountancy head, Allan Frank Silva, are sending some of the Louisian winners to the 18th Search for Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines, organized by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI)
This search includes a nationwide range of participation and the Region 1 and CAR eliminations will be held on October 8, 2016 to be also hosted by SLU.
BY: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS.