Accountancy is the process of communicating information about the financial state of an organisation to its stakeholders, usually in the form of financial statements. The broader skill set requires the individual to analyse, interpret and propose solutions to business related problems. Increasingly there is a need to understand and harness the data produced by an organisation in order to drive and manage change.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of an Accountant and the standards that are expected within the financial sector. The competition will take the format of a set business case study with accompanying tasks and assessments to be undertaken in the given time period.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Maths skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Teamwork

  • Effective communication

  • Commercial accumen

  • Problem solving

  • Strong IT skills

  • Customer service skills

Entry criteria

  • This is a team competition
  • There is a maximum of three people per team (minimum two people per team)
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • There is no age limit for this competition
  • This competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working in the accounting and finance sector. Competitors must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • undertaking a Level 3 or 4 apprenticeship, or first year of L7 apprenticeship; or
    • undertaking an equivalent qualification (eg HND in Accounting); or
    • have completed a Level 3 or 4 apprenticeship within the past 12 months

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023


The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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