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FIC3 Fraud and Internal Control Case Competition

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
DiPiero Grand Meeting Room and Rose Terrace
3220 Market Street
Rm. 220
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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FIC3 provides students an experiential learning opportunity to understand the implications of fraudulent financial reporting and the value and relevance of internal controls. This competition is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of the accounting process, system of internal controls and the COSO framework for internal controls. It is also an opportunity to refine presentation skills and network with alumni and local professionals who serve as the coaches and judges.

Kickoff Event

There is a mandatory kickoff event that all registrants must attend to meet their teammates and get the case materials on Monday, February 18th from 4:30-5:30 pm. Check the events calendar for registration and further details.

Day of the Competition

Registration will take place from 8-8:30am. Participants will have a chance to enjoy a continental breakfast and get to know team members and meet their coaches. The program will begin at 8:30am with a guest speaker who will provide vital information for the case.

Each team will have 3.5 hours (9am -12:30pm) to review the case and critical information just provided, formulate their response to the case questions and develop a PowerPoint based presentation. A box lunch will be provided at noon so teams may continue to work on their presentations. Each team must submit an electronic copy of their presentation by 12:30pm. No changes may be made to teams’ PowerPoint presentations after the 12:30pm submission deadline.

Teams will be randomly assigned a 15 minute slot with one of our two panels of judges to present their results. Team presentations will be in 20 minute intervals to allow transitions between 1:00 and 3:30. The top six teams will be announced at the conclusion of the first round of judging. Immediately following this we will release the rest of the group and the top six teams will again be randomly assigned for the final round of judging. Awards will be presented as soon as the judges have reached a decision.

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline: February 11, 2019, 11:59 pm
  • Kick-off Event: February 18, 2019, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Competition Date: February 22, 2019, 8 am-4:30 pm

Team Structure

Teams will be assigned by the accounting department and align with the below requirements:

  • 4 students per team
  • at least 1 Accounting Major, 1 upper classman or MS student, and 1 under classman per team
  • a limit of 15 case teams, so the first 60 eligible students who sign up and are assigned to teams will receive one of the available spots.

Team Prizes

  • 1st Place - $1500 ($375 per each team member)
  • 2nd Place - $1000 ($250 per each team member)
  • 3rd Place - $800 ($200 per each team member)
  • 4th Place - $600 ($150 per each team member)
  • 5th Place - $400 ($100 per each team member)
  • 6th Place - $200 ($50 per each team member)

Registration and Requirements

Due to the nature of the competition, participation is limited; not every application will be accepted into the competition.

You will be notified if you have been accepted into the competition no later than February 14, 2019.

To register please complete the registration form. You will be required to agree to the attached statement of comportment.

Please note: We require a one week cancellation notice if you can no longer participate. If you are with a company and would like to participate, please contact Jocelyn Craighead at

Who should attend?


  • Students


  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate


  • Accounting
  • Decision Sciences and MIS
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • General Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
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