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Fisher Students Compete in PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition


Fisher Students Compete in PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Competition

On Friday, November 4, 40 St. John Fisher College accounting students competed in the annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tax competition, sponsored by PwC. Fisher is one of only 30 colleges from around the country selected to participate.

There were a total of eight Fisher teams competing, and each team had a faculty coach assigned to them. PwC gave the teams a real-life case that they would receive working in an accounting firm, and they had two weeks to work as a group to develop a solution and a presentation. The presentations were to be 12 minutes in length, and were made to a panel of judges from the local office of PwC.

The teams included:

Team 1
Brian Johnston
Brianna Rawleigh
Jen Riekstins
Nicole Warren
John Whelehan

Team 2
Sarah Fordyce
Cory Morton
Nicole Pappas
Sam Rosenzweig
Jacob Skeval

Team 3
Vicky DiGuiseppe
Mark Fancher
Ashleigh Mallory
Eric Swartz
Anthony Venette

Team 4
Dan Agan
Jen Agan
Katie Fandrich
Kyle Ingalls
Tim Robinson

Team 5
Sam Duffy
Erik Lunger
Maria Siler
Jason Wilson
Austin Zaprowski

Team 6
Erin Corrigan
Dave Johnson
Daniel Kelley
Oleska Nowosiadlo
Dakota Packman

Team 7
Hannah Anderson
Dave Buechel
Jason Fuller
Andrew Magee
Dan Tydings

Team 8
Joe Barnhardt
Chad Ceasor
Lauren Keppler
Pete Morgante
Jeff Stelianou

After hours of competition, the panel announced that the winning team was Team 2 (Sarah Fordyce, Cory Morton, Nicole Pappas, Sam Rosenzweig, Jacob Skeval). As the winners, the students received a $1,000 cash prize from PwC. In addition, a video of their presentation will be submitted to PwC’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the opportunity to compete in round two with 29 other colleges. Five presentations are chosen for the third and final round, and those teams will win a $10,000 cash prize and the chance to present at PwC in Washington.

“Our students always make me very proud in this event. Their professionalism and knowledge represent our accounting program very well,” said Dr. Michael Fedoryshyn, associate professor and chair, Accounting/Finance Department.

PwC Tax Competition

Students meet the judges.

PwC Tax Competition

The first place team!

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