McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management students Jean Vianney Cordeiro, David Gao, Shirley Xu Wang and their team have won the 2013 National Ace the Case competition on March 2. Jean Vianney, David and Shirley’s team had earned the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2013 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) in Madrid, Spain, coming up on April 2-5.
Ace the Case is a two day workshop and competition designed and delivered by KPMG that is geared towards first, second and third year commerce students with a long-term interest in pursuing a CPA designation. The workshop provides students with an opportunity to improve case-writing and analytical skills, as well as presentation skills.
The program consists of three stages of competition: Local, National and Global. As the global component of the Ace the Case program, KICC will provide Jean Vianney, David and Shirley with exposure to KPMG leaders and professionals from around the globe, international networking opportunities, and necessary business skills to succeed as an accounting professional.
In Madrid, Jean Vianney, David and Shirley’s team will compete against students from more than 20 participating countries. Teams will be provided with case studies based on realistic business scenarios, and will identify the key business issues and analyze, consider and develop a compelling set of recommendations to present to a panel of experienced KPMG partners and leaders from around the world.
(From left to right: BCom student David Gao, teammate from Concordia University, BCom students Shirley Xu Wang and Jean Vianney Cordeiro)