University of Portland Team Wins 2013 AICPA Accounting Competition 

Published January 09, 2014

Accounting Today reports that a team from the University of Portland was named champions of the American Institute of CPAs’ 2013 Accounting Competition, winning the $10,000 award to be split among them.

The University of Portland team’s winning presentation suggested investment options for the couple throughout their life, estimated retirement income and overall net worth, and suggested various options for their estate and steps they could take to reduce their tax burden and secure their children’s financial future.

“I was impressed with both the quality of the team’s submissions and their ability to present their well-thought-out financial plans to the judges,” stated Rich Caturano, immediate past chairman of the AICPA, who announced the winners in Washington, D.C. “Americans are looking for this type of well-reasoned, holistic planning advice as they contend with uncertainty and complexity in their lives. Increasingly, they are turning to CPAs as their trusted advisers, who help them navigate a wide array of financial issues.”

For more information about the competition, fully funded by the AICPA Foundation, or to watch the video submissions, visit


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