Kasetsart win accounting challenge event
A three-strong team from Kasetsart University yesterday won the first Thailand Accounting Challenge, hosted by the Federation of Accounting Professions, while Chulalongkorn University's teams pocketed first and second runner-up awards.
The federation's committee for accounting education and technology chairman Virat Apimetheethamrong said the winner was Kasetsart University's team - Thanwarat Chaemcharoen, Pratthana Nooyim and Morakot Jiramettrai. They got a trophy, plus a Bt30,000 scholarship and trainee program at world-class accounting firms Deloitte Ernst & Young, KPMG and PWC.
The first runner-up was Chulalongkorn (Kamonchanok Sonsoy, Kwanchanok Kraikulchuchok and Sorawit Natheerattanakamjai), while the second runner-up was another Chulalongkorn team comprising Eksakul Manakul-issara, Khunat Saraprathet and Rongrong Detrungrojpanya.
A total of 125 three-strong teams from 64 institutions attended this first-of-its-kind contest, which aimed to promote nation-wide university students' accounting technology and education. It was held at the federation headquarters in Asoke in Bangkok. Each institution could send up to two teams to the event. For details, see www.fap.or.th or call 0-2685-2500 ext. 2577.