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2011 Bean Counters Contest

November 6, 2011 by David Albrecht

To commemorate Accountant Day on Thursday, November 10, 2011, The Summa is conducting its second annual Bean Counters Contest.

If you can correctly guess the total number of M&Ms (regular and peanut) in this jar, you can win a $30 gift certificate from Amazon.

Entries are accepted by commenting to this blog post or by e-mail to  Entries must be time-stamped by 11:59 p.m. CT, Thursday, November 10, 2011.  Entries must contain contestant’s name and e-mail address.

If no entry correctly guesses the actual number of M&Ms in the jar, the closest guess will be declared winner.

Number of expected winning entries:  one.  In case of multiple winning entries, the two entries with the earliest time stamp will be declared co-winners, and each will receive a $30 gift certificate from Amazon.  The jar contains no items other than regular or peanut M&Ms.  Maximum of one entry per person accepted.

Accountant Day is for all accountants, auditors and bean counters to celebrate being a part of the accounting profession.  November 10 is chosen as the day of celebration.

On November 10, 1494, volume 2 of Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry and Proportion) by Fr. Luca Pacioli was published.  It is in volume 2 of the Summa that Pacioli included a description of the bookkeeping/accounting system of Venice.   In honor of this contribution, Pacioli has carried for centuries the title of Father of Accounting.

Concordia College student Rebecca holds the contest jar.

Debit and credit – - David Albrecht

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