Updated January 28 at 3:28pm
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Bryant team competes in xTax

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(Corrected, 12:30 p.m.)

SMITHFIELD – A team of accounting students from Bryant University was one of five teams in Washington, D.C., last week to compete in the national finals of xTAX, a competition sponsored by accounting giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

The Bryant team – Courtney Bernard of Uxbridge, Mass.; Dan Cournoyer of Jefferson, Mass.; Ryan Hansen of Peabody, Mass.; Cornelia Li of Wuhan, China; and Anthony Nader of Milton, Mass. – went head to head against teams from Brigham Young University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Houston and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The Bryant team is coached by Michael Lynch, a Bryant accounting professor.

Brigham Young won the competition.

xTAX – short for “extreme tax” – is part of the xTREME Games launched by PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2002. The competition is designed to build critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills through real-world business challenges.

This year, more than 905 teams from 83 colleges and universities took part in preliminary rounds of xTAX and xACT, a similar competition focused on accounting.

By advancing to the finals, the Bryant team won $10,000 for the team and an additional $5,000 for the team’s adviser.

The names of Bryant team members Dan Cournoyer and Anthony Nader was spelled incorrectly in an earlier version of this story.

xTAX, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Bryant University, accounting students

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