Alumnus builds career on tax expertise and leadership skills
When you hear “tax accounting” you might imagine long hours pouring over tax returns and obscure IRS forms.
Nathan Andrews, who earned his UNC Master of Accounting degree in 1993 and went to work in Deloitte’s tax practice, doesn’t fill out many returns these days. Instead he’s building businesses within Deloitte, traveling the world and helping multinational corporations figure out how to run their tax departments more efficiently.
Andrews, the national practice leader for Deloitte’s Tax Management Consulting unit, has built a career on the foundation his UNC MAC provides.
The tax management consulting practice he leads “didn’t really exist in any size or scale seven years ago,” he says. “I was basically given the opportunity to create a business from two people to over 300 today.”
That business helps corporate tax departments, including those in multinational companies, operate more effectively by implementing the right software and systems to manage tax requirements around the world.
Andrews taps into business leaders and professional contacts, including tax accountants, who earned their degrees at Kenan-Flagler.
“I walked into a company ... a year and a half ago, and there was a classmate,” he recalls. “You know what we talked about? We talked about the MAC Program.”
"Prospective and current UNC Accounting students may not fully realize the value of their degree," Andrews says.
“Do not underestimate the power of the brand, and the power of the skills you'll learn,” he says. “They will serve you well, they served me plenty well. It's a really big deal to have a MAC degree from UNC.”
>> Learn what it takes to follow Nathan’s path