Four Lee Business School accounting students swept top honors and a $5,000 prize at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Accounting Competition on Dec. 19 in Washington, D.C.
The cash award will benefit the school’s accounting department. The students already had split a $10,000 prize for reaching the competition’s finals.
The Accounting REBEL-ation team bested North Carolina State University and the University of Southern Indiana. UNLV team members are Annegenelle Figueroa, Kayla Shim, and Brett Sebastian, all seniors, and Kevin Curry, a junior.
The annual AICPA contest attracts teams from the top accounting programs in the nation and tests students’ ability to act as management accountants and make finance, strategy, operations, and management decisions.
The fifth annual contest drew 140 entrants.