SRU students place second at auditing competition


Nov. 5, 2019

A team representing Slippery Rock University placed second at the Institute of Internal Auditors and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Fall Case/Presentation Contest.

The SRU team, comprised of four students from a 400-level Auditing class taught by Melanie Anderson, professor of accounting, economics and finance, included: Nathan Endres, a senior dual marketing and accounting major from Trafford; Gerad Greco, a senior accounting major from Pittsburgh; Marcus McGee, a senior accounting major from Monessen; and Alex Micknis, a senior accounting major from DuBois.

Twenty-six teams from colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh region were provided a case study about conducting a company audit for a client. Teams submitted papers to the IIA/PICPA review committee, which selected six finalists who then presented in front of the review committee. The SRU team received a $1,000 cash prize for its runner-up finish.

The IIA and PICPA are professional associations that provide career development opportunities for CPAs and internal auditors.