Long-time Sewickley resident Margie Shields Gilfillan, an associate professor of accounting at Point Park University and advisor to the university’s “Accrual World” accounting team, recently coached the group of four accounting students to first place in the second annual Pittsburgh Institute of Internal Auditors/Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Case Study Competition.
“Several of the students who competed are currently working in business and bring real-world experience to the classroom. I’m sure this gave them an edge. However, our traditional age students did a terrific job on the reports as well,” remarked Gilfillan, an M.B.A. and C.P.A. “We had very bright, dedicated and talented groups. Their reports were professional and as comprehensive and insightful as any I would expect from new auditors in a big accounting firm.”
Select students taking courses in auditing and forensic accounting at Point Park this fall competed against teams from Carlow University and Duquesne University. The winning team, pictured, includes (left to right) Darlene Brusco, Ingrid Docherty, Khouanchay (Kay) Krueger, and Nabat Mammedova.