Welcome to UIL Accounting!

Spring Meets are Approaching

Many of you coaches have emailed me and asked: 1) will there be invitational meets?  and 2) will we hold the 2022 District competition (which starts the actual contest season)? At this time, UIL is moving forward as if it is a "normal" contest season.  Here is my advice: Practice as if it is a sure thing.

Accounting coaches, stay in contact with your school's UIL Academic Coordinator for the most current information released by the UIL office in Austin.  IF (and notice I said "IF") the pandemic prevents us from having the competition in person in large groups, the UIL office in Austin MAY design alternative participation methods to avoid large group gatherings.

This section was updated by LaVerne Funderburk on January 5, 2022.

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Start out the new year with a focus on preparation! Contestants should: 

  1. Use the Archived Exams (on this site) to practice by taking tests from prior years.
  2. If the pandemic allows, attend Invitational Meets for real life testing experience.  Please see UIL Set A and Set B dates below.  If you attend more than one invitational during the UIL Set A or Set B time period, you may see the same test more than once.  The host of each invitational meet determines whether they will use a UIL Set A or Set B test or use a third-party vendor to provide the test.
  3. Take fresh practice tests in your classroom under contest conditions.
  4. Be open and flexible to changes in the way the contests may be conducted (because of the pandemic).
  5. Be prepared so that you can do your personal best at the district competition and beyond! 

UIL Invitational Set A (does NOT have payroll)  dates are January 7 through February 5

UIL Invitational Set B (DOES have payroll)  dates are February 11 through March 12

UIL District Week is March 21 through March 26

UIL Regionals April 22-23

UIL State Meet May 7

Coaches, if your school is unable to take students to invitational meets, please use the UIL Academic website (Resources/Additional Resources) to locate vendors who supply practice materials for UIL Accounting.  You can stage your own "practice meet" or simply provide "fresh" practice material for your UIL Preparation Sessions.   

To purchase study materials written by the UIL Accounting State Director, choose the "Product Sales" tab in the top menu of this website.

Look for updates to this website in the coming months. 

LaVerne Funderburk, CPA
UIL Accounting State Contest Director

(Last update was January 5, 2022)

 2021-22 VIRTUAL Student Activity Conferences (updated Nov 9, 2021)

On the UIL Academics website, locate FOUR UIL Accounting presentations. (UIL Academics/Conferences/SACs; then scroll down to find "Virtual.")  If you were unable to attend a 2021 Fall SAC in person, these VIRTUAL presentations may be just what you need.  The presentations are designed for coaches and students, first-timers and veterans.

  1. Basics with Susan Mathews:  1st half is about the basics of the contest from a coach's perspective; 2nd half includes very helpful coaching strategies
  2. Accounting Twists & Turns: LaVerne explains step-by-step how to solve the 2021 Regional Group 15
  3. Accounting for Uncollectible Accounts:  This regional concept is taught by LaVerne
  4. DON'T BE AFRAID: Accruals & Deferrals as Applied to Mostly District Level Concepts, taught by LaVerne (You might actually LIKE this topic when we're done.)

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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: www.startheregoplaces.com    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 June 8, 2021.


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).

Reviewed for content June 8, 2021

UIL Accounting Concepts List 2021-22

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 region...how 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!

Reviewed for content June 8, 2021

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 2021-22 is the same as the prior year and has not changed since the school year beginning in the fall of 2017.  (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 Austin 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.  If you are a new academic coach, 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.

Reviewed for content June 8, 2021