Welcome to UIL Accounting

Good Luck at District!


Message to District Contest Directors:

Each UIL Academic contest has a "Handbook."  The 2017-18 UIL Accounting Handbook is on the UIL website: Academics/Resources/Handbooks & Manuals for Academic Contests.  All contest directors should review this short handbook as it expands on the rules of the contest providing valuable procedures for a smoothly-run contest.  It is also recommended for all coaches and contestants so that everyone is properly prepared for each level of competition.  So many of your frequently asked questions are answered in the UIL Accounting Handbook.

Please remember that the way names are entered in the online scoring system are the way names will appear in the printed State Meet Official Program (this makes a nice keepsake for state qualifiers).  Please make any necessary corrections to the way names are spelled or displayed before results are made final in the UIL online scoring system.

If you have any questions about how to conduct the UIL Accounting contest at the district level, please contact me by email.  Thank you for your service and for your preparation to make this a successful experience for all the contestants!

LaVerne Funderburk
UIL Accounting State Contest Director
Last Update March 10, 2017
State Meet Graders Requirement
It has stated in the UIL Accounting Handbook for several years that schools of state TEAMS are REQUIRED to provide a Grader for UIL State Meet for Accounting.
New for 2018: If you are one of the 24 regional team championship coaches or one of the 6 regional wild card team coaches, you will be instructed in the document called "UIL Accounting--Things You Should Know About State Meet" to provide the name of your Grader by Email directly to LaVerne Funderburk by Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  When this document is posted (soon on the UIL ACADEMICS website), please review it carefully and well in advance of State Meet.  Thank you!
LaVerne Funderburk
UIL Accounting State Contest Director
Posted March 14, 2018 

Welcome to the UIL Accounting website.

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 Pilot and Bridge Project

Dr. Dan Deines of Kansas State University will be the keynote speaker at a one-day conference at the University of North Texas in Denton on March 23, 2018.  High school teachers and community college instructors are invited.  The conference is free.  Please register as soon as possible at the UNT's College of Business website  (https://cob.unt.edu/calendar/  On the calendar, the conference is called "North Texas Community College Accounting Conference."

The theme of this year's conference is "The Educational Supply Chain" from high school through employment in the accounting industry.  This year's keynote focuses on the creation of an advanced high school accounting curriculum in conjunction with The American Institute of CPAs.  The agenda also includes information about accounting and finance competitions for high schools and community colleges, opportunities for collaboration, and creating a seamless transfer pathway between institutions and the workforce.

Posted March 1, 2018

Practice for State Meet

Welch Hall Closed

Beginning with UIL State Meet 2018, the UIL Accounting Contest in Austin will not be held in UT's Welch Hall as in previous years.  Welch Hall will be closed for a 3-year remodel project.  On the UT campus, rooms that are large enough to host UIL Accounting for all six conferences AND that have "continuous writing surfaces" were already limited.  The closure of Welch Hall will make these rooms even harder to reserve.  There is a possibility that our State Meet will not have a room with "continuous writing surfaces."  It is recommended that students practice taking UIL Accounting tests with limited writing surfaces.

Posted October 3, 2017

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 updated August 22, 2017.


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).

Updated January 12, 2018

UIL Accounting Concepts List 2017-18

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.   

This section was updated December 10, 2017

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!

Updated August 22, 2017

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 for 2017-18 school year, there is only ONE district week!
  • 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.

Updated August 11, 2017

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 2017-18 has been posted.  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.

Updated January 12, 2018

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.

Updated January 12, 2018