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Bentley Students Place Third in KPMG National Audit Case Competition, April 14

April 23, 2008

A team of Bentley students were among five finalists who competed in the 2008 KPMG's National Audit Case Competition (KNACC) held in New York City on April 14.  Michael Albert MSIT, Kate Merli ‘08, Justin Rubbo '09 and Gordon Kwok ‘10 placed third in the national competition. Each received $3,000 stipends for being selected as a finalist team, plus $10,000 for the Accounting Department for their placement in the finals. Associate professor of Accountancy Christine Earley served as faculty advisor.

The competition consisted of a three-part case study over six weeks involving auditing and financial accounting issues such as fair value estimates, subprime mortgages, and asset securitization transactions. The Bentley team presented to a panel of KPMG national-level partners, an accounting professor from Duke University, and four audit committee members of multiple publicly traded companies from across the country. Bentley competed against the University of California - Santa Barbara, University of Georgia, University of Illinois and University of Virginia. The competition began in January 2008 with 44 teams (26 completed the entire case).

Type: Campus News