Learning at Tax Time

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Garrett-ReiberTax season is not everyone's favorite time of the year. But for Garrett Reiber '14 M'15, an alum about to finish the integrated M.B.A. program, it’s an opportunity to keep busy and learn, even if he has had no rest between all the tax documents.

Reiber is in his third year as an intern at the Pittsburgh office of the major accounting firm PWC. As a preparer, his work involves working with tax documents that are sometimes so complex they would usually be given to associates. Reiber typically works 30 hours a week, but in tax season that can stretch to more than 50 hours.

 "It’s pretty fast-paced, and I get to see the massive volume of work that gets done during tax season," Reiber says about his experience at PWC.

 Reiber completed his undergraduate degree in accounting last May and is only weeks away from receiving his graduate business degree. With three job offers on the table, he has already accepted an auditing position at the regional firm Schneider Downs.

 He says he is especially grateful to Trustee Tom Hunley ’84 and other contributors to the Hunley Family Endowed Scholarship, which Reiber received. Hunley, who is chief administrtative officer of retail banking at PNC, offers his congratulations and says Reiber’s success “is well deserved.”

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