Good Luck at State Meet!

Congratulations to ALL State Qualifiers!


On the UIL website home page: Academics/Meets/State Meet/ then scroll down...please locate MEMOS FROM STATE CONTEST DIRECTORS and select the Accounting pdf.  This document will give you the state meet policies and procedures along with MANY details about what to expect at state meet for UIL Accounting.  It WILL answer many of your questions.  Every contestant and coach should read this document carefully prior to State Meet, and have it available in Austin for reference.  Please be informed and prepared about all the procedures in order to avoid any adverse consequences.  Coaches of ALL contestants, please Email the State Director by Monday, April 22 using the Email template located in this Memo.

All adult volunteer positions will be filled using Email prior to our trip to Austin.  The state director will also Email various instructions using PDFs.  Coaches, please email the state director with any questions you have about procedures.  The time allowed for questions prior to the start of the testing hour is very limited as we MUST stay on schedule for those contestants competing in more than one UIL event.

MAJOR CHANGES At State Meet This Year:

There is NO coaches meeting on Friday.  

A coach or other adult should accompany contestants for the 7:30 a.m. Check In.

At the Check In, each SCHOOL will receive a manila envelope containing the Contestant(s) "PINK CARD(s)" (contestant ID #) and various other items.  The contestant may only take the Pink Card into the testing room; NOT the manila envelope.

Team Substitution

Coaches, if your school needs to make a team substitution or if one of your school's state individual qualifiers cannot attend state meet, PLEASE contact the UIL Academic office in Austin as soon as possible.  The state office needs to make the changes to the online scoring system so that the state roster will be correct.  Please handle this BEFORE coming to Austin if it is possible.  A team substitution will require the proper documentation from your school's administration to prove a student's eligibility for UIL participation.  Please also email me with any approved team substitutions as soon as possible.

Check Websites Frequently to Stay Informed

On the UIL Academic website, you will also find the Tentative Schedule which will give you dates, times, buildings, and room assignments.  We will have the contest AND the grading in San Jacinto Hall.  However, Verification and the Awards Ceremony will be in the University Teaching Center.

Watch carefully the UIL Academic website AND this UIL Accounting website to stay current regarding State Meet 2019.

We will have fun at state meet!  We are all about to meet some of the most talented young accountants in the state of Texas!  I can't wait!

As always, please contact me by email if after using the Accounting Memo, Accounting Handbook, and the two websites you are unable to find the answers to your questions. 

LaVerne Funderburk
UIL Accounting State Contest Director
last update April 13, 2019

Coaches, please use this email address to contact the State Director: 

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If the content of this website does not answer your questions about this contest, please e-mail me.  Your input will help improve the site for everyone involved.

Accounting Program for Building the Profession

The Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project has a new name!  The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is collaborating with state CPA societies and/or state departments of education, along with the creator of the program, Dr. Dan Deines, CPA, to help high school accounting teachers further the impact you have on students by inviting you to attend training on higher-order accounting curriculum called the AICPA Accounting Program for Building the Profession (APBP).  

If you are looking for a way to bring a higher level of Accounting education to your school, with a higher "weight" towards graduation requirements, AND potentially offer college credit for your students, please check out this curriculum.  Summer training sessions are forming now and filling up quickly.

For more information, please visit the website:    Start Here Go Places !!

Posted March 24, 2018

Contest Rules

The rules are found on the UIL Academic website using the top tab "Policy."  Look for the section called Constitution and Contest Rules and click on Academic Contest Rules.  Sections 900 through 906 include rules and policies for ALL academic events including Accounting.

Section 920 Accounting--This section is specifically for the Accounting contest.  (Just don't forget to look at Sections 900 through 906!!!)

Each academic contest has an accompanying "Handbook" that provides essential procedural content. The "UIL Accounting Handbook" is available on the UIL Academics website using the top menu tab called "Resources."  Then look in the left menu for "Handbooks & Manuals for Academic Contests." 

Coaches and students should carefully review all of the above rules and Handbook procedures.  Failure to do so could lead to a contestant's disqualification from the contest.  You can avoid adverse results by being informed and prepared!

This section was reviewed for content on January 7, 2019.


High School State-Adopted Texts

The content of the UIL Accounting contest materials is based on high school FIRST-year Accounting as suggested by the Texas state-adopted materials.

Proclamation 2017 was issued in April 2015 with adoption to occur in November 2016.  The new materials are for classroom use beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

The materials listed on the Texas state-adopted list include: 1) Glencoe Accounting (McGraw-Hill Education, printed 2016); 2) South-Western Century 21 Accounting (Cengage Learning, Tenth Edition, printed 2016); and CEV Multimedia Ltd. (Please note that Cengage Southwestern offers a "General Journal approach" textbook and a "Multicolumn Journal approach" textbook.)

These publishers may print or update to subsequent editions, but not all schools will upgrade. Therefore, the UIL Accounting contest materials will continue to refer to the editions originally adopted for classroom use in the State of Texas (as listed above, printed in 2016).

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UIL Accounting Concepts List 2018-19

Please see the attached PDF file for the UIL Schedule of Concepts for the Accounting Contest.  This is also known as the "UIL Accounting Concepts List." 

The UIL Accounting Concepts List is a GENERAL FRAMEWORK to guide coaches and contestants as you prepare for each level of competition.  The list is NOT all-inclusive.

The first school year this "new" list was used was 2017-18 and was added to this website on December 10, 2017.   

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UIL Conflict Pattern

Please be aware that contest scheduling has a guideline set by UIL referred to as the Conflict Pattern.  This grid or table is available on the UIL Academic website (Resources, Academic Coordinator Resources, Additional Resources).  It helps you see what multiple contests are offered with and without scheduling conflicts.

Typically, a district meet is spread out over a week's time so that overlapping scheduling of contests is avoided.  So students are encouraged to participate in as many UIL academic contests as that district schedule will allow.

But please understand that if you advance to the regional level in several contests, you many have a predicament at to be in two or more places at the same time.  You may have to make some hard choices then.  However, choices are good things and even better when you anticipate them.

Please study the UIL Conflict Pattern available on the UIL Academic website.  We hope Accounting remains your choice!

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Official UIL Calendar

The UIL Official Calendar provides vital information about academic contest dates.  For example, it shows:

  • when Set A Invitational materials may first be used
  • when Set B Invitational materials may first be used
  • when the District Meet is held
  • when the Regional Meet is held
  • when the State Meet is held

Set A and Set B Invitational exams are written by LaVerne Funderburk.  Set A will NOT contain "Payroll" content; whereas Set B typically DOES include "Payroll." Schools can order Set A, Set B from UIL to use at invitational meets they host during the range of dates indicated on the Official Calendar.

Please be aware that if you attend two invitational meets during the Set A time period, students may see the same test again.  Not every school hosting an invitational meet will choose to use Set A or Set B materials.  They may write their own tests or purchase them from a vendor.  Call the invitational meet director to inquire BEFORE you board the bus.

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Study & Practice Materials

The best way to practice for the UIL Accounting contest is to take prior year tests.  These are available under "Archived Exams" found in the left menu bar.  The UIL Accounting Concepts for 2018-19 is the same as the prior year and is posted on this website.  The updated concept list has the same basic framework as in years past, but does have some new concept additions.  (See the related articles on this site regarding textbooks and the Concept List.) 

The UIL Academic website (Menu item Resources/Academic Coordinator Resources/Additional Resources) lists those vendors who have indicated to the UIL that they have study materials available for sale.

For study materials written by LaVerne Funderburk, please select the Product Sales tab on the top menu of this page.  The products available and ordering instructions may be found there.  Because the UIL Accounting Concept List has the same basic framework, all prior year products are still viable for use in practice.

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Visit These Websites Often!

The UIL Academic website was totally revamped in January 2018.  The UIL state office uses their website to communicate with member schools.  The closer we get to spring competition, the more often you should visit the UIL Academic website.  Because of the NEW LOOK of the Academic website, it is suggested you take a tour early so when you NEED something fast, you will know where to find it.

Likewise, for the most current information about UIL Accounting please visit this site often.  We want students to be prepared for competition and to feel confident in that preparation.

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