PwC – 2013 Case Competition – Mission Meeting TONIGHT!

Today is the last day to sign-up to participate in PwC’s CHALLENGE case competition.

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Teams
The FIRST step in Challenge is forming a team. Your team must have not more than (2) upperclassmen. An upperclassman is someone who will graduate in two years or less. If you are graduating in three years or more, you are considered an underclassman for the purposes of this competition. Teams must have AT LEAST (4) members but no more than (5) members.  Please try to meet up with friends or discuss with professors the best way to meet team members. Attending the Mission Meeting meeting on Wednesday is a great chance to meet team members. If you still are unable to find team members, please email me who you have as team members so far and what type of student you need to complete your team (Underclassman/ Upperclassman). If we can still not find a team for you, please attend the Mission Meeting so we can help find a team that best suits you. Once you have found a team, please e-mail me the complete team with all members, emails, grade level, team name, and faculty mentor.

Mentors  
You will be assigned a PwC mentor to help walk you through the competition and guide you on your path to a solution. It is the teams responsibility to obtain a faculty mentor. In prior years Bob Anderson (anderson@econ.ucsb.edu) and Coby Harmon (harmon@econ.ucsb.edu) have been mentors to the majority of the teams and I have confirmed their willingness to participate again. If your team wins they receive $500, so they want to help you as much as they can!

Mission Meeting
The Mission Meeting is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. I will be walking through the details of the Challenge for the presentation and answering any questions you may have. This is also an opportunity to finalize teams.
The Mission Meeting is immediately after a PwC presentation to the Accounting Association which you are all encouraged to attend. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CASE DETAILS IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP FOR CHALLENGE BY THIS DATE. In order to get working on the case, you need to be signed up with your team by this time.  If you cannot attend the Mission Meeting for any reason please email me for further instructions. We will have food and drinks for you at the Mission Meeting, so come hungry!

When: Wednesday October 23, 2013 6:30PM
Where: Isle Vista Theater 2
What you should bring: Your computer if you have yet to register online and the rest of your team!

If you have any other questions, please feel to email me at Robert.j.Weinstein@us.pwc.com.

PwC – 2013 Case Competition

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The FIRST step in Challenge is forming a team. Your team must have not more than (2) upperclassmen. An upperclassman is someone who will graduate in two years or less. If you are graduating in three years or more, you are considered an underclassman for the purposes of this competition. Teams must have AT LEAST (4) members but no more than (5) members.  Please try to meet up with friends or discuss with professors the best way to meet team members. Attending the Mission Meeting meeting on Wednesday is a great chance to meet team members. If you still are unable to find team members, please email me who you have as team members so far and what type of student you need to complete your team (Underclassman/ Upperclassman). If we can still not find a team for you, please attend the Mission Meeting so we can help find a team that best suits you. Once you have found a team, please e-mail me the complete team with all members, emails, grade level, team name, and faculty mentor.

Mentors  
You will be assigned a PwC mentor to help walk you through the competition and guide you on your path to a solution. It is the teams responsibility to obtain a faculty mentor. In prior years Bob Anderson (anderson@econ.ucsb.edu) and Coby Harmon (harmon@econ.ucsb.edu) have been mentors to the majority of the teams and I have confirmed their willingness to participate again. If your team wins they receive $500, so they want to help you as much as they can!

Mission Meeting
The Mission Meeting is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. I will be walking through the details of the Challenge for the presentation and answering any questions you may have. This is also an opportunity to finalize teams.
The Mission Meeting is immediately after a PwC presentation to the Accounting Association which you are all encouraged to attend. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CASE DETAILS IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP FOR CHALLENGE BY THIS DATE. In order to get working on the case, you need to be signed up with your team by this time.  If you cannot attend the Mission Meeting for any reason please email me for further instructions. We will have food and drinks for you at the Mission Meeting, so come hungry!

When: Wednesday October 23, 2013 6:30PM
Where: Isle Vista Theater 2
What you should bring: Your computer if you have yet to register online and the rest of your team!

If you have any other questions, please feel to email me at Robert.j.Weinstein@us.pwc.com.

Corporate Taxation course – this SATURDAY!!!

The Strategic Business Program (SBP) is excited to announce a new course: Econ x430.70 Corporate Taxation.  This course will count as 1 unit of Accounting Subject for the new CPA license requirements.

This new course was designed and will be taught by  Jim Brewer, a Tax Partner at PwC.

This course will provide students with an introduction to U.S. corporate taxation as well as:

  • Provide an overview of tax laws/concepts and compliance issues related to tax reporting for corporate taxpayers;
  • Define and understand income-related topics such as gross receipts; interest and dividend income; and income from rents, royalties and ownership of partnership interests;
  • Define and understand deduction-related issues such as cost of goods sold, compensation, bad debts, taxes, charitable contributions, amortization, and depreciation expense;
  • Special topics will include alternative minimum tax; calculation and reporting of gains and losses; net operating losses; tax credits; the tax calculation; and estimated tax payments, penalties, and extensions.

Please be aware that this is a different format then the other SBP courses, and will be an all day Saturday course.

Class meeting:  SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 from 8:00 – 5:00pm.

Enrollment is limited!

New SBP course added!

The Strategic Business Program (SBP) is excited to announce a new course: Econ x430.70 Corporate Taxation.  This course will count as 1 unit of Accounting Subject for the new CPA license requirements.

This new course was designed and will be taught by  Jim Brewer, a Tax Partner at PwC.

This course will provide students with an introduction to U.S. corporate taxation as well as:

  • Provide an overview of tax laws/concepts and compliance issues related to tax reporting for corporate taxpayers;
  • Define and understand income-related topics such as gross receipts; interest and dividend income; and income from rents, royalties and ownership of partnership interests;
  • Define and understand deduction-related issues such as cost of goods sold, compensation, bad debts, taxes, charitable contributions, amortization, and depreciation expense;
  • Special topics will include alternative minimum tax; calculation and reporting of gains and losses; net operating losses; tax credits; the tax calculation; and estimated tax payments, penalties, and extensions.

Please be aware that this is a different format then the other SBP courses, and will be an all day Saturday course.

Class meeting:  SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 from 8:00 – 5:00pm.

Enrollment is limited!

 

Ernst & Young Discover Tax: Diversity Leadership Conference

Ernst & Young has developed the Discover Tax: Diversity Leadership Conference to show how a career in tax can be challenging and rewarding. More than just a seminar or classes—Discover Tax is an interactive experience that brings top diverse students from across the US to New York City to meet one another and experience the many career possibilities in Tax. The information is presented in a fun atmosphere with hands-on learning activities and networking opportunities. For more information please review the flier and application.