After competing with more than 350 students during the nationwide qualifying exam, Vianca Pearl Amores of the University of San Carlos (or USC) won first place in the 18th Search for the Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines.
The grand finals was held on December 5,2016 at the Makati Diamond Residences. USC's Jessa Bermudo and Kingfisher School of Business and Finance's (or KSBF) Jenny Frialde won second and third place, respectively. Each winner received a cash prive and a plaque of recognition. The top scorer during the qualifying exam, Marcia Butastas from the University of San Carlos, was also recognized and awarded a cash prize and a plaque during the event.
The Search for the Oustanding Accounting Students of the Philippines is a project of the P&A Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI) and the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The annual search is designed to identify the best and brightest accountancy students in the country, with most candidates emerging as CPA Board placers.