Rebecca Witschel

Rebecca Witschel

Rebecca Witschel

University of Florida

In high school, I took a few introductory accounting courses with a passionate CPA as the teacher. She had a great impact on me and encouraged me to consider studying accounting in college.

I had the opportunity to participate in two case studies and represent UF during my junior and senior year. This gave me a glimpse of what the accounting profession and problem-solving situations may look like one day, and I had a great time working with the other team members and traveling to Atlanta and Miami.

For a couple of years throughout my time at UF, I was involved with Enactus, a volunteer organization with an entrepreneurial focus. I worked specifically with a project called Strides. During this project, we worked with women in Gainesville looking to re-enter the workforce. During our weekly sessions, we would practice skills related to resume building, interview techniques, and strengthening our participants’ confidence by facilitating this community of strong women.

For two years, I served as the Student Assistant for one of UF’s introductory accounting courses. Helping students understand the difficult material and getting to know them during office hours was one of my favorite and most rewarding experiences.

Professional experience
Intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group (New York City, 2020)
Depositary Intern with Saltgate, financial services provider (London, 2018)

Awards
Chrislynn Freed Master of Accounting Outstanding Student of the Year (2021)
Robert N. Lowe, Jr. Family Accounting Scholarship Recipient (2020)
Rising Star Junior Scholarship Recipient (2019)
Member of First Place Team in Deloitte’s Fantaxtic Regional Case Competition (2019)
High Distinction Anderson Scholar (2018)
Florida Leadership Academy Class XIV (Top 100 Business Sophomores)

Upon graduation, I am looking forward to moving up to New York City and working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services Group. I am excited to put my financial accounting knowledge to work, and be in a fast paced environment full of new opportunities to learn and grow.