University of Northern Iowa team named regional winner of Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

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. Nearly 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event from Nov. 7-8, held at 13 Deloitte offices across the U.S. 

The team included Al Faisal Yasin, Knoxville native, Cassidy Pearson and Jacqueline Hicks from Cedar Rapids, Carson Enrenberg from Story City and Dyersville native Nate Funke. The studentsdemonstrated 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. 

On Jan. 18, 2020, the team will compete for nearly $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.

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 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 LLP professionals participate in the event and offer students support and guidance throughout the competition.

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