About Us

 

Fast Pace To the Case Competition (FPC) started off as a small, internal case competition at the DeGroote School of Business 9 years ago. Since its launch, FPC has blossomed into one of the most anticipated, challenging and reward events hosted by the DeGroote Accounting Association

 
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Our Mission

Our mission is to attract the brightest accounting student from across the province by providing a competitive environment for delegates to compete in accounting cases similar to the formats of professional accounting exams and network with their peers and professionals from the accounting industry.


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The Case 

A team of 4 delegates will have two hours to analyze a CFE-style case and prepare a 15-minute case analysis presentation. Each team will be provided with a laptop, calculators and any other supplies necessary to prepare their presentation. Teams will NOT be allowed access to the internet or other forms of assistance (Ex. Textbooks, Cellphones and Tablets)

 


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The Presentation:

The 15-minute case analysis will be performed in front of a panel of judges comprised of esteemed professionals from the accounting industry. After the first round of presentation and the panel’s evaluations, the top 4 teams will proceed to the finals.

In the finals, teams will be presenting their case analysis in front of all FPC attendees and a panel of judges to compete for first place.


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Networking

At FPC, delegates will have the opportunities to network with representatives from the accounting industry. Following a traditional booth-style networking session with our sponsors, delegates can continue to network at a relaxed dinner in the evening. Don’t forget your business cards!

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Workshops

During the event, delegates have the opportunity to attend a two one-hour interactive and engaging workshops lead by our sponsors about accounting-related topics and professional development.

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Speakers

Respected professionals from the accounting industry will share their wisdom and insight by hosting powerful and enriching speeches during both the lunch and dinner hours


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Prize

A $1500 prize will be awarded to the team with the best presentation analysis and teamwork skills. This top prize fosters friendly competition between teams as the event unfolds. Prizes for second, third and fourth place will be distributed as well.

In the past, this has ranged from 100 level Blue Jays Home Opener Tickets to Samsung Tablets. In addition, One male and one female will receive an award for their outstanding overall performance on the day.