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Accounting Students Take Top Honor in Deloitte Case Competition

November 22, 2016
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(Left to right) Ian Perchik, Benjamin Hoffman, Andrea Barrieros,
Rachel Mesa, and Patrick Corcoran

A team of accounting students from the School of Business has won an Honorable Mention Award in the 2016 Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition, which took place November 12.

The Miami team, which included sophomores Andrea Barreiro and Patrick Corcoran; juniors Benjamin Hoffman and Rachel Mesa; and graduate student Ian Perchik, took second place to earn the honor. The first place team, from Ohio State University, heads to the final competition. The other teams in the regional competition included the University of Florida and Miami University of Ohio.

The case competition features a reality-based case, student team presentations the opportunity for networking with tax professionals. All teams received an issues-based case approximately three weeks prior to the competition. They then had to come up with a proposed solution and present to the panel of judges playing the role of the majority shareholders of a client.

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