Holy Names University (HNU) intermediate accounting students will compete for a $3,000 purse with teams of financial accounting students from all over the northwest on April 17-18 at Seattle University. This is the first year that HNU has been invited by KPMG to compete.
Derek Bisping, Anais Broer, Maricarmen (Mari) Carranza, and Toby Tomassi have been selected to represent HNU. Russell Jacobus, director of the MBA Program, is the team’s faculty advisor. Jacobus points out, “This is only the second year we have offered Intermediate Accounting, but I am confident these four excellent students will represent us well.”
The case competition concept originated in the United States and originally included participants from domestic universities. Teams in case competitions are tasked with assessing a situation facing an organization, analyzing available information, crafting a solution, and defending their recommendations. Each team is judged independently. In general, teams adhere to a time limit and specific rules. The judges' decision is final and a confidential summary evaluation is generally provided.
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 155 countries.