Sellinger students win accounting report contest
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business 2017 graduates John Campanella and Dale Maholage won the Citizen-Centric Report Contest held by the Montgomery/Prince George’s County Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
Campanella and Maholage, who both majored in accounting, broke down the University System of Maryland’s finances into an easy-to-read format to be judged in the competition. Their citizen-centric report gave an overview of the University System of Maryland, including financial stats and charts displaying revenue versus expenses and described the school’s strategic plan for the future.
“Transforming local government accountability into a more easily understood format benefits all members of society, and I'm so proud of their work,” said John Peter Krahel, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting. “John and Dale's project shows that accounting isn't just for corporations and the wealthy.”
To participate in the contest, which is part of AGA's Citizen-Centric Government Reporting Initiative to promote communication between governments and their citizenry, teams of college students created citizen-centric reports for Maryland governmental entities.
As the winning team, Campanella and Maholage attended a dinner last month to be formally recognized and receive their award.