NUS BBA 05 November 2015

NUS teams do us proud in tax competition

1. 28 NUS Students with Simon

Prof Simon Poh (front row, first from right), with the team of 28 students he led into the SMU Tax Case Competition. Amanda Chua is seated next to Prof Ho.

Our Accounting students clinched the top four prizes at the Tax Associate Round at the SMU Tax Case Competition, and the Most Photogenic Group award.

Twenty-eight Accounting students from NUS, forming seven teams, took part. In total, 40 teams took part from local universities and polytechnics.

Amanda Chua, who was part of the team that won First Prize in the Tax Associate Round, shared with us her experience:

“When Professor Simon Poh invited us to participate in the competition, we were both apprehensive and excited. We had only just been introduced to the tax scene in Singapore as part of our Taxation module under Professor Poh.”

“We were afraid that we would not be able to accumulate enough knowledge in time for the competition. However, Professor Poh gave us the assurance that his module lesson plan would enable us to acquire enough for the challenges. Professor Poh also provided us with resources that accelerated our learning process.”

“On the fateful day, we entered with low expectations, but eager to try our best and have fun together as a team. Much to our surprise, we won first place in the Tax Associate Challenge! This was a pleasant surprise for us, and we left the competition with a strong sense of accomplishment and new friendships.”

“We would like to express our gratitude to our taxation professor, Simon Poh, for his guidance and support throughout this journey, as well as for inspiring us to push our limits and have confidence in ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope that future batches will continue to take up the opportunity to participate in similar competitions, and fly the NUS Flag high.”

Amanda Chua is a Year Two Accounting Student.

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The team that won first prize (from left to right): Lee Si Jun, Amanda Chua, Lester Phua and Bryan Lim