More Than Business

Experience Matters

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 management 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 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. 

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of AFM, Biotech/CPA, CFM, Math/CPA, and MAcc grads are employed full-time within 6 months of graduation

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CPA CFE National Gold Medals in the last 10 years

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Canadian team to capture the Global Championship at the CFA Investment Research Challenge

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  1. Sep. 15, 2021SAF Alumni Connections events virtually engage alums across the globe
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  2. Apr. 23, 2021Professor Spotlight: Elizabeth Demers
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    Professor, Financial Accounting, Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor

    Originally published in the Arts Computing Office Newsletter.

  3. Mar. 31, 2021Arts First Definite Term Lecturers

    The Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two positions at the rank of Lecturer, for definite-term contracts of three years beginning August 1, 2021. These positions will support a Faculty-wide initiative, Arts First, designed to help undergraduate students build foundational competencies in communication and analysis in small class settings.

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  1. Sep. 24, 2021Co-Chair of the Accounting & Finance Orientation Week (AFOW) Committee reflects on this year’s impact
    Darshan S., AFM

    What it was like being a part of a collaborative committee that helped 350 first-year students transition to university this fall  

    Every year, hundreds of students join the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) family, eager and excited to begin their undergraduate journey at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Sep. 21, 2021Choosing the Right University Program for You
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    With so many choices, how do you know which program is the right one?

    Hi! My name is Matthew, and I’m an upper-year student in the Honours Arts and Business program at the University of Waterloo. I have worked in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) as the Marketing and Recruitment Associate in my previous co-op work terms and have recently returned as a part-time employee. I recently wrote a blog that provided some tips about applying to university, but I wanted to expand on that and talk about how you can choose the right university and program for you. 

  3. Sep. 14, 2021Three things I wish I knew as a first-year student
    Ryan Trainor

    As a third-year student, here are three things I wish I knew during my first year

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Meet our people

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

Associate Professor*; Canada Research Chair in Taxation, Governance and Risk

Office: HH 3112

Phone: 519-888-4567 x46516


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Canada Research Chairs/Chaires de recherche du Canada

*Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor