AICPA names 2018 'Bank On It' tournament winners

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The American Institute of CPAs announced on Tuesday that three high school students have won the 2018 Bank On It tournaments, held at various industry conferences earlier this year across the country.

An online interactive game, Bank On It quizzes students about accounting basics and introduces them to real-world scenarios in the profession. Featuring more than 2,200 questions covering topics such as public accounting, business and industry, and nonprofit accounting, the game's content is reviewed by CPAs. As students play, the game explains incorrect answers to offer students teachable moments.

"Bank On It helps high school teachers get their students excited about accounting,” stated Yvonne Hinson, academic in residence for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. “The game utilizes students’ critical thinking skills and helps them to dive deep into accounting concepts. And it does so in a more fun and engaging way than simply memorizing and repeating information from a textbook. On behalf of the AICPA, I want to congratulate this year’s winning students for demonstrating an impressive grasp on the fundamentals of accounting.”

This winners of the 2018 AICPA-hosted Bank On It tournaments are:

  • Kris Floriano (California) won the Bank On It Tournament at the National Academy of Finance NEXT Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Bryson Lyons (Idaho) beat out 75 students at the Business Professionals of America Conference in Dallas (Lyons also won in 2017.)
  • Isaac Kisten (New York) placed first in a tournament of 64 at the Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Educators interested in the game are asked to register here. For more on the game, head here.

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