13 Top University Teams obtain tickets to Final Competition of Deloitte Tax Championship 2013
Published: 24 September 2013
Following the group competitions across seven cities in Greater China, 13 top university teams will enter the national competition of the Deloitte Tax Championship 2013 ("the Tax Championship" or "the competition") in Beijing on 19 October. In its 10th anniversary, the competition has garnered the participation of around 300 students from 66 first-class universities in the region.
Similar to last year, students who represented their universities turned in written reports of solutions for simulated business cases during the first round of group competitions held in Beijing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hong Kong and Taipei on 31 August 2013. As part of the first round competitions, students were also required to answer questions on tax regulations and practice knowledge in an intense quiz session.
The 13 finalist teams are as follows (listed in alphabetical order):
- Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
- Harbin Institute of Technology
- Huazhong University of Science & Technology
- Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics
- Macau University of Science & Technology
- National Chengchi University
- National Taiwan University
- Peking University
- Shanghai University of Finance & Economics
- Southwestern University of Finance & Economics
- Sun Yat-sen University
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Zhongnan University of Economics & Law
The Deloitte Tax Championship also includes an essay writing competition for post-graduate students. Shortlisted students will be invited to deliver a presentation to a panel of judges at the national final competition in Beijing.
"As one of the leading professional services firms, we feel obliged to support talent development for the tax industry. Since its inception, around 2,300 students have participated in the Deloitte Tax Championship competition, a platform for them to apply text-book knowledge into simulated business cases and to meet with their other peers in the Greater China region for cultural and academic exchange," said Ms. Vivian Jiang, Country Tax Leader, Deloitte China.
"Supporting learning and skills building, an integral component of our firm's corporate social responsibility commitment, is in sync with the mission of the Deloitte Tax Championship to promote tertiary tax education in the region. According to teachers and students, the Deloitte Tax Championship is more than just a competition, but it provides valuable input to the shaping of future tax curriculum alongside the rapid economic integration in Greater China," added Ms. Jiang.
Ms. Maria Liang, Chairlady of the Deloitte Tax Championship said, "we are now in a constantly changing tax regulatory environment, and the past few years have witnessed the substantive changes in tax regulations, both regionally and globally. We believe there will be a stronger demand for tax professionals to provide solutions in this increasingly complex tax environment. Our competition seeks to help student understand the importance of tax strategy in a company's business model and equip themselves with the necessary tax knowledge."
Launched in 2004, the Deloitte Tax Championship is a pivotal initiative of Shanghai Deloitte Tax Ltd. and the Deloitte Tax Research Foundation, which promotes education, research and innovation in the field of taxation by supporting an array of national and local programs. The competition aims at facilitating the development of the tax education, nurturing future talent for the profession, and promoting the interest in tax studies.