Sunway sweeps up at Deloitte Tax Challenge

Sunway University College (Sunway) took centrestage in the Deloitte Tax Challenge 2010 gala awards dinner recently as they stunned the public when they swept away most of the awards beating other higher institutions such as Monash, USM, UITM, and also UM.

Four out of five finalists were proud Sunway-TES students of Sunway in both the individual and group categories respectively. In the individual category, the champion, 1st Runner-Up, 2nd Runner-Up and Merit award winners were Wong Xinjie, Tan Kee Hoong, Lum Kar Hoe and Lee Chuan Han respectively whereas in the group category the A-Team were champions. The A-Team comprised Tan Kee Hoong, Ng Boon Wai, Lum Ying Ling and See Ju Vin. First Runner-Up were Team Pioneer followed by Team Tax Dynamics (2nd Runner-Up) and Team Taxelicious (Merit Award), all of which comprised students of Sunway-TES.

The Champion in the team category (3rd from left to right) comprising Tan Kee Hoong, See Ju Vin, Ng Boon Wai and Lum Ying Ling. On the left is Mr. Ronnie Lim and next to him, Ms Kok Fong Hun, a tax lecturer at Sunway-TES

Ronnie Lim, Deloitte Malaysia, Country Tax Leader said “The competition was implemented to give students an opportunity to practice their knowledge in a real-life scenario”. He further said that the students showcased high levels of analytical thinking in the reports submitted despite the complexity of the questions.

Sunway University College students did not only showcase excellent analysis but also amazing oral presentations in their reports. Wong Xinjie, an ACCA student from Sunway-TES and grand prize winner of the individual category said she is reconsidering her career options and may switch from auditing to tax. “My winning in this competition made me think that I may actually have the potential for this line”, she said enthusiastically.

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Wong Xinjie the champion in the individual category (left) proudly shows off her cheque with Mr Lam Yoo Yuen, Human Resource Director with Deloitte KassimChan Tax Services

A-Team members, who were all ACCA students of Sunway-TES, said that it was due to their individual strengths put together that brought them this far off in the competition. Ng said “Everyone had a role to fill which turned out to be whatever we needed in order to win the competition”.

Sunway University College, particularly Sunway-TES is proud of their young achievers and will continue to provide the best for their students.

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