Published: 03 Apr 2024

World Trade Center 6 Building, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta. On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, students from the Accounting Program Study (Prodi), Faculty of Business, President University (PresUniv), competed in the Bright Project Vol. 1 competition organized by CPA Australia. CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant.

This competition has attracted many students and professionals in the field of accounting. They want to compete and share views on the future of the accounting profession. Among them are Evander Stevanus, Priscilla Angelica, and Fathima Shereen Mohideen Hassan, students of the Accounting Program Study batch 2022, Faculty of Business, President University (Presuniv). They have just been studying for a year or so.

In the competition, they created a video that addressed the topic of the Role of Accountants in the Future. The video content discussed how an accountant should have a deep understanding of the trends occurring in the industry, be able to overcome a number of challenges, and possess skills relevant to the rapidly changing dynamics of the industry.

The duration of the video was only 3 minutes. No more. That's why this competition is also referred to as an Elevator Pitch Competition. In a very short time, roughly the time it takes to ride an elevator from the ground floor to the 10th floor, Evander, Priscilla, and Fathima had to be able to explain the aforementioned issues, including the preparations an accountant needs to make to face those various challenges. This is the remarkable part. Through that short video, they were not only able to provide detailed explanations but also offer relevant ideas supported by valid data.


Digging Experience

Indeed, there was no initial selection process for the competition. The competition organizers simply chose the top five videos as winners. The criteria included comprehensive explanations, innovative ideas, and high-quality video production. It wasn't just about doing things hastily. Evander, representing the three of them, said, "Actually, we didn't join the competition just to win. We were more interested in digging experience and learning from the event." Nevertheless, the result was that they became third-place winners!

Winning sparked new hopes. Evander and his friends admitted to being even more enthusiastic about participating in various competitions in the future. "We also hope to inspire our friends to participate in various competitions while continuing to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of accounting." They also expressed their gratitude to the Accounting Program faculty members who tirelessly supported and guided them before and during the competition.

Competitions are not just about winning awards. They are also rich learning experiences for growth together. With the spirit of "Embrace the unknown, pursue new experiences, and never stop learning," said Evander, they reaffirmed their commitment to continue exploring themselves, learning from new experiences, and never ceasing to grow. He stated firmly, "This is so that we are increasingly prepared to face a future full of challenges, but also promising millions of opportunities." (Faisal Rabbani, PR team. Photo: Accounting Program Documentation).