Make change happen. Join the first-ever accounting hackathon and create the future of accounting today.

CPA Australia and Singapore Accountancy Commission are calling for participation in the inaugural Accounting Innovation Challenge.

We welcome students, designers, developers and professionals from all walks of life, regardless of experience or profession. As long as you would like to make a difference and see your idea develop from a lightbulb spark to prototype, this is the place for you. You can come as a team with your friends or form a team on the spot with like-minded participants. Come make new friends, learn something new and develop a software solution that can impact an industry!

What is the Accounting Innovation Challenge?

It is a hackathon where you will be challenged to create innovative solutions to real problems in the accounting industry. You will be equipped with skills building workshops in ideation and brainstorming, prototyping and other technology-related subjects.

Important Dates & Locations:

2 June (9.30am-6pm) - This day will kick off with brainstorming tools so you can get more clarity around the Problem Statements and get feedback on your ideas. Most importantly, you can form your Hackathon dream team and get ready to face the next day's challenge. LOCATION - SMU School of Accountancy Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, 60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900

3 June (9.30am-6pm) - Gather to embark on the hackathon. We will have hands-on workshops and on-site mentors so you can bring your ideas to fruition. You will have additional time after this day to work on your prototype off-site. All submissions should be done by 4 June 2345 hrs. LOCATION - SMU Labs, 71-77 Stamford Road, Singapore 178895

4 June (11:45pm) - Submissions cut-off time. NOTE: This is no longer at 11:59pm due to the 15 minute increments implemented in the devpost system.

8 June - Announcement of Finalist teams who will have the opportunity to attend additional coaching workshops to refine project pitching skills.

22 June (2pm-6.15pm) - Finals Day where all finalists will come together to pitch their ideas to the judges. Winners will be decided and announced on the day, followed by an intimate networking session with industry professionals. LOCATION - SMU School of Accountancy Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, 60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900 


Anyone can take part in our challenge! You could be any of the following:

  • A curious student/intern: Acquire new skills and contacts at Accounting Innovation Challenge.
  • An experienced developer/designer: Come impact an industry!
  • An accountant: Turn your everyday frustrations into prototypes.
  • A beginning developer/designer: Accelerate your learning with a supportive community.

You must be part of a team of 2 - 5 members.


The Challenge Statements are live at

The final product should be a business model/software innovations submitted with slides/mockups/prototypes.

Please prepare your submission with the following information in mind:

  • Inspiration
  • What it does
  • How we built it
  • Challenges we ran into
  • Accomplishments that we are proud of
  • What we learned
  • What is next for our product

Here is a winner example for your reference:

Using a different Challenge Statement from your team's original selected Challenge Statement will result in a disqualification.

Bring your best ideas to the challenge and stand to win up to $5,000 in cash!


Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

Grand Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Make your submission and include relevant links so that judges can review them more easily.


Judges will be finalized soon

Judges will be finalized soon

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Relevance
  • Business Potential
  • Technical Merits
  • Originality
  • Storytelling
    For FINALS only.

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