Students Erasmus School of Economics win Audit Hackathon NBA

 winners of the Hackathon 2024

On 15 March 2024, a team of six students from Erasmus School of Economics has won the 2024 NBA hackathon 'Auditing the Future' of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants, NBA. Rogier Asselbergs, Mehek Jain, Lora Georgieva, Deyanera Sanches Monteiro, Niels Stokman and Abylay Zhogibayev competed with six other teams from universities for the title 'Auditors of the Future 2024'. 

Auditing the Future is an English-language accountancy battle aimed at university students studying in the field finance and economics. The participants came from University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University, VU Amsterdam, Nyenrode University, Groningen University, Maastricht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Work as young accountants for the company 'Inside the box'

The aim of the hackathon is to let students experience how diverse the accounting profession can be and what questions accountants are confronted with. The teams went to work as young accountants for the company 'Inside the box'. The case was built around an exclusive, international sports studio. In addition to accountancy-related topics, students were also exposed to the dynamics of a board of directors and unexpected current developments.

 winners of the Hackathon 2024

The winners including supervisor Mosa Almansour (fifth from left)
Rogier AsselbergsMehek JainLora GeorgievaDeyanera Sanches MonteiroNiels Stokman and Abylay Zhogibayev 

Jury: 'high level finalists'

The teams presented the results of their case to a jury. They pointed out the high level of the students' performances. ‘Accountancy is not about numbers, but about people,’ Chair of the jury Angelique Koopman (partner EY and lecturer Tilburg University) told the students. ‘We have seen that good teamwork leads to the best performance.’

Labour market campaign

The hackathon is part of the labour market campaign 'Accountancy something for you'. This campaign is being used by the NBA to make young people enthusiastic about the accounting profession. 

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