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Poole College Accounting Team Advances to National Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition

Deloitte's Charlotte Office
Deloitte's Charlotte Office

A team of five students in the NC State Poole College of Management’s bachelor of accounting program won the 2018 Deloitte FanTAXtic regional competition, held November 9-10, in Charlotte, N.C.

More than 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in this 17th annual Deloitte FanTAXtic – Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition held in nine regions across the United States.

Poole College's 2018 Deloitte FAnTAXtic team: Joseph Raymond, Nolan Cambio, Kate Chambers, Jacob Vandyne and Connor Quillen
Poole College’s 2018 Deloitte FAnTAXtic team: Joseph Raymond, Nolan Cambio, Kate Chambers, Jacob Vandyne and Connor Quillen

The Poole College team members – Joseph Raymond, Nolan Cambio, Kate Chambers, Jacob Vandyne and Connor Quillen – advanced by demonstrating their ability to work collaboratively to solve a complex business case simulation and by the quality of their overall presentation to a panel of live and virtual judges.

As a regional winner, the Poole College team will be competing against the eight other regional winners from across the United States, for more than $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards at the Deloitte FanTAXtic national competition. That event will be held January 18-20, 2019, at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas, Texas.

Poole College’s team members dedicated more than 50 hours over the past few weeks to prepare for the regional challenge, and will continue preparing for the national competition.

“I was so impressed with the technical accuracy of the team’s presentation and the confidence and eloquence of their delivery,” said Jennifer Dirienzo, professor of practice in accounting and coordinator of the Tax Analytics and Technology Certificate program at Poole College.

“They worked together smoothly as a team and the long hours they spent preparing for the competition certainly paid off.  I am very proud of them,” she said.

Receiving honorable mention in the Charlotte/Cleveland regional competition was the team from the University of Akron (Team B).

About Deloitte FanTAXtic

The annual Deloitte FanTAXtic event is held in nine regions across the United States. 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.

About Deloitte Tax LLP

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About the Deloitte Foundation

Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefiting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and educators. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation.

About the NC State Poole College Bachelor’s in Accounting program

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program at Poole College may select concentrations in financial analysis, information systems, internal auditing, managerial accounting, and government and nonprofit. Students may also select a no-concentration option that allows flexibility to pursue other disciplines or the Poole College Honors Analytics program, or to create a unique set of accounting or business courses. Read more here.