Business Students Win Tax Competition, Advance to Nationals

Truman students, from left, AJ Clever, Emily Buerck, Amanda Kapp and Cameron Akeson, traveled to Chicago to participate in the Deloitte FanTAXtic case study competition, Nov. 7-8. The team won their region and will participate at the national competition in January.

Truman’s team of four students were named as one of nine regional winners of the Deloitte FanTAXtic student tax case study competition.
Nearly 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event, Nov. 7-8, at 13 Deloitte offices across the U.S. Truman’s team, composed of juniors Emily Buerck and Amanda Kapp, along with sophomores Cameron Akeson and AJ Clever, – all from the School of Business – competed in Chicago.

The team from Truman demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively to solve a complex business case simulation. They also were recognized for the quality of their overall presentation to a panel of live and virtual judges.

On Jan. 18, the Truman team will compete for nearly $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards at the Deloitte FanTAXtic national competition taking place at Deloitte University, the company’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas, Texas.

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.
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