Curtin student wins prestigious accounting and finance award


Mitchell Liebeck.
Mitchell Liebeck.

CURTIN University student Mitchell Liebeck won Pearson’s Student of the Year in the Accounting and Finance category, the first West Australian student to do so.

The award recognises students from all Australian universities who have demonstrated outstanding effort, dedication and academic achievement in their chosen field of study.

The Bachelor of Commerce student graduated with a double major in accounting and taxation and is starting a role with Pricewaterhouse Cooper, where he hopes to help small businesses achieve their goals, and help Australians understand how taxation benefits the community.

Mitchell was nominated by Rosy Kerr and the School of Accounting, and during his time at Curtin was also a UniPASS Peer Learning Facilitator and Future Students Course Advisor.

He took up a number of opportunities while studying in the School of Accounting, including a business internship and mentoring Chinese articulation students within the New to Curtin Mentor Program.

As part of the awards process, nominees submit a presentation with the winner addressing questions about their reasons for studying and the secrets of their success.