School of Accounting and Finance

At the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF), we're not training accounting and financial professionals. We're inspiring the next generation of leaders who will help drive change in all areas of society by redefining what it means to be an accounting and financial professional.

SAF's world-class faculty, standard-setting curriculum and research, wealth of experiential learning opportunities attract inquisitive and agile minds who think like an entrepreneur to identify new opportunities, solve complex problems and make courageous business and financial decisions. SAF offers four distinct undergraduate programs to bring unique perspectives to business problems. SAF students and graduates create value by combining a management, mathematical, scientific, or computer science mindset to their financial expertise.

Embedded in Waterloo's culture of innovation, SAF students and faculty tap into and contribute to the resources that inspires cross-disciplinary collaboration to push their expertise into new territories. Our alumni and faculty reach the top of their fields and shape the industry through a global perspective that champions innovation and courage. Our close ties with governing bodies and business allows us to lead the professions

CPA Ontario Accredited program

forward while transforming them.

At SAF we're always moving forward. We don't wait for change to come or react to it. We create it to turn opportunity to reality.

We offer 2 undergraduate  - Accounting and Financial Management and Computing and Financial Management - and 3 graduate - Master of AccountingMaster of TaxationPhD in Accounting - programs to provide students with the technical, analytical, evaluative, and communication skills needed to prepare for successful careers in public accounting, finance, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors. In conjunction with the Faculties of Mathematics and Science, the School also administers 2 undergraduate programs - Mathematics/CPABiotechnology/CPA - and 1 graduate program - Master of Quantitative Finance.

We don't make compromises. In the last 10 years of the CPA CFE, sixe of the gold medalists have been from our School. The School ranks 13th in the world for accounting research. We can really claim to be one of the great research institutions of this country for accounting and finance, and one of the dominating schools from a professional point of view.

Dr. Steve Fortin, PhD '99, FCPA,FCA, ICd.d, Director, School of Accounting and Finance