KPU students named finalists at the Chartered Accountants School of Business Case Competition

Sun, Apr 7, 2013



Chartered Accountants School of Business Case Competition
(L-R) Paul Punia, Samuel Schafhauser, Praise Lee (Coach and Accounting Instructor, KPU).

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April 8, 2013

KPU students named finalists at the Chartered Accountants School of Business Case Competition

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Two Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) accounting students were named finalists at the Chartered Accountants (CA) School of Business Case Competition in Edmonton, Alberta, on March 16-17.

Students, Paul Punia and Samuel Schafhauser, earned themselves a spot in the March competition after they were successful in the qualification round in February, placing eighth among 22 teams in Western Canada. The students continued as finalists in the final round in Edmonton, where they were given a challenging case and presented a comprehensive analysis and recommendation to a panel of judges from the industry and the CA School of Business.

“Samuel and Paul gave a presentation that demonstrated strong analysis, accounting knowledge and presentation skills,” said Praise Lee, coach and accounting instructor, KPU. Heidi Dieckmann, accounting department chair, added, “I am very proud of our performance this year and excited for our students to participate in this experience.”

Other finalists at the competition represented Capilano University, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Lethbridge, University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan. The University of Manitoba took home the winning title; no other titles were given.

“Case Competitions provide a wonderful opportunity for students to measure their analytical and communication skills relative to their peers,” said Wayne Tebb, dean, school of business, KPU. “We encourage KPU students to enter case competitions and their results are impressive.” 

KPU’s BBA in accounting program provides full and part-time intensive study for students wishing to earn a business degree. The program integrates skills and concepts of advanced accounting, business and leadership. In Canada, a degree is now a mandatory prerequisite to the awarding of all accounting designations. For more information about KPU’s BBA in accounting program please visit:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For more information about this event, contact: 
Praise Lee
Accounting Instructor, KPU

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