Whitman Accounting Students Place First in Regionals of Annual Deloitte Tax Competition

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On Nov. 4 the Martin J. Whitman School of Management Tax Team placed first in the annual Deloitte FanTAXtic regional competition in Boston, Massachusetts. The students, Yonglin Wang ‘19, Leanne Paddock ’20, Jonathan Gauthier ’20, Yue Lei ’18, Ryan Houck ’20, Michael Leong ’20, Julie Le Hello ’20, Renee Nian ’19, Huimin Li ’18 and Charles Goldberg ’20, competed against teams from some of the nation’s top accounting and tax programs.

“We beat teams from UConn and UMass to win Boston’s regional competition,” said Ginger Wagner, assistant professor of accounting practice who sponsored the team. “Every year, the judges comment about how much they love our school spirit! We always come with orange!”

According to the company, “Deloitte FanTAXtic is an interactive program, which includes case simulation, role playing and presentations that 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 professionals participate in the event and offer the students support and guidance throughout the competition.”

The Whitman Tax Team will attend the National Competition at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas, just outside Dallas, Jan. 12-14, 2018.

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.
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