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UNIBusiness named regional winner of Deloitte Fantaxtic Tax Case Competition

December 19, 2018 - 1:13pm
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Andres Tran, Kevin Judas, Jason Huang, McKenna Hernandez, Brad Lorenz in front of Deloitte logo.

University of Northern Iowa’s team of five students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition. More than 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event from November 9-10, held at Deloitte offices across the U.S.

The team from the University of Northern Iowa demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively to solve a complex business case simulation and was also recognized for the quality of their overall presentation to a panel of live and virtual judges.

From January 18-20, 2019, UNI's team will compete for more than $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards at the Deloitte FanTAXtic national competition taking place at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas, Texas.

"Our team's success at the competition is a direct reflection of our dedication to student learning and the quality of our accounting program. I am very proud of what these students and faculty accomplished," said Leslie K. Wilson, dean of UNIBusiness.

The team representing UNI included:

Sponsored by Deloitte Tax LLP and supported by the Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to educate and prepare the next generation of tax talent for a career in business and tax. The interactive program includes case simulation, role playing and presentations which provide students with insights and perspectives on challenges facing the profession today, future trends that may impact it tomorrow and the overall changing business tax marketplace. Deloitte Tax LLP professionals participate in the event and offer the students support and guidance throughout the competition.

UNIBusiness thanks the those who donate to the Dean's Fund for Excellence. Funds raised help pay for student organization competitions, global experiences and professional credential education.


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