Goodman & Company Announces Winner in College Accounting Competition

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Oct 29, 2010

Goodman & Company Announces Winner in College Accounting Competition
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University of Virginia Takes First Place in Goodman Accounting Challenge

The first place team consisted of Matthew Glienke, Bennett Dean, Matt Davis and Alec Haesler, with Adam Koch as their professor.  This year marks the ninth year of the Goodman Accounting Challenge (GAC), an interactive and educational competition created to promote the integrity of the accounting profession and recognize outstanding accounting students. 

The College of William & Mary took second place in the competition, followed by James Madison University (JMU).  A second team from UVA and the team from Eastern Mennonite University tied for fourth place.

The top five teams vied for the winning title as well as cash rewards for individual team members and their respective schools.   The winning team was awarded $2,500 for the school’s accounting department, and each team member earned $1,500 for their participation.  The second-place winner, the College of William & Mary, won a total of $1,500 for the school and $1,000 for each team member.  Third place winner James Madison University, won a total of $1,000 for the school and $500 for each team member.   Fourth place teams won a total of $750 for the school and $250 for each team member. 

“It really touched me that Goodman and Company would sponsor such a great event to encourage students to learn in a more real-world setting,” said a former participant.   “Everyone I met this weekend from your firm was very genuine and took a big interest in us.  My teammates and I learned so much from the questions and the entire process.  Thanks again for this incredible opportunity!”

            In addition to hosting the Goodman Accounting Challenge, the firm announced a $250,000 commitment over three years to numerous area colleges and universities, including the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC).      

“We are committed to the integrity and future of the accounting profession and want to continue our investment in the education of the next generation of great accountants,” said Tom Wilson, Goodman & Company’s managing partner.  “We hope to see some of these students eventually join our firm.”

            The gifts from Goodman & Company will be used to support the schools’ Accounting Departments and to provide student scholarships, computers, research materials or any other items deemed necessary to support the growth of their respective Accounting programs.

With more than 80 partners and 500 professional staff, Goodman & Company is a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm delivering quality accounting, tax and specialized services with offices located in Chester, Danville, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockville, MD, Tysons Corner, Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C.  The firm is recognized as the fourth largest certified public accounting firm based in the Mid-Atlantic, and in the top 30 nationally.  Goodman & Company is an independent firm associated with Moore-Stephens International Limited. Visit for more information.