Nicholas LaVoy presents as teammates Richard Wang and Daniela Isturiz look on
Nicholas LaVoy, left, during the Fisher team's winning presentation as teammates Richard Wang and Daniela Isturiz look on.

Fisher team needs The Gator Nation to reach national competition

A group of five Fisher students have a chance to represent the School in the PwC Tax Challenge in January 2016 in Washington D.C., and it needs The Gator Nation’s help.

Fisher’s team of Daniela Isturiz, Nicholas LaVoy, Tyler McGrath, Moriah Noegel and Richard Wang are competing against three other schools to secure the fifth and final spot in the national competition, which will be decided by a video contest on Facebook.

The PwC Tax Challenge—a case competition that models real-world business scenarios focusing on the strategic issues currently being faced by global companies—began with a field of nearly 100 colleges and universities and approximately 5,000 students.

Fisher’s team outlasted five other teams at UF’s competition in October, then its video presentation was selected by PwC judges among the top eight in the nation.

The case’s main topic was using data analytics to reduce tax liability. The team was given financial statements from a hypothetical company and had two weeks to figure out the best method for reducing its tax liability. Additionally, they were given hypothetical options for off-shore expansion, and had to determine the best strategy to expand overseas from a tax standpoint.

To view the team’s video and vote for the Fisher team, visit PwC’s Facebook page. You can vote once per day until the voting period ends on Saturday, Nov. 21, at midnight.