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SoA Annual Accounting Challenge

The School of Accountancy (SoA) has held the Accounting Challenge annually since 1998. Each year hundreds of high school and community college students come to the SIU campus to compete individually in an accounting academic challenge and as a team in team building competition(s). The students have the opportunity to earn scholarships, team trophies, bragging rights, and other prizes. This is a great opportunity for high school and community college students to showcase their accounting and teamwork skills, interact with SIU accounting students, faculty, and staff, and meet students from other high schools and community colleges.

The Accounting Challenge is sponsored by the SoA and the Accounting Circle. Thanks to our supporting donors and alumni, we are able to offer this as a free event.

The Accounting Challenge is made possible by our amazing accounting student volunteers. A committee of students work together during the fall and spring semesters to help organize and plan the Accounting Challenge. On the day of the event, a large number of our accounting student body volunteer their day to help make the event a success.

The School of Accountancy Accounting Challenge is held annually in February.


State FarmThe 26th Annual Accounting Challenge, co-sponsored by State Farm, will be held Friday, February 2, 2024, with a weather date of Friday, March 8, 2024.

Student Registration

School Contact Registration 


This year we will have a t-shirt design contest for the participants! The deadline to submit t-shirt designs is 11:59 pm on Friday, November 17, 2023.

Submit your design

Those who register before 11:59 pm on Friday, January 5, 2024, will receive a free event t-shirt.

Last day to register for the event is Monday, January 29, 2024. Last day to submit team registrations is Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

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2023 Winners