Parker Fields, Kenny Mathews, Samantha Wiley, Cindy Dosch and Jessica Vico
Back, from left, Parker Fields and Kenny Mathews; front, from left, Samantha Wiley, Cindy Dosch and Jessica Vico.

Fisher team wins regional title, advances to national finals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition.

Seventy-seven teams representing 54 colleges and universities participated in the regional event on Nov. 6-7, held at Deloitte offices across the U.S.

Fisher students Cindy Dosch, Parker Fields, Kenny Mathews, Jessica Vico and Samantha Wiley demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively to solve a complex business case simulation. The team was also recognized for the quality of their overall presentation to a panel of live and virtual judges using the organization’s video conferencing capabilities.

The team advances to the national competition Jan. 15-17, 2016 in Dallas where they will compete for more than $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards.

Sponsored by Deloitte and 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 professionals participate in the event and offer the students support and guidance throughout the competition.