Welcome to the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF)

The School of Accounting and Finance was the first English speaking professional school of its kind in Canada. 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.

The School of Accounting and Finance has received national accreditation under the new Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) National Accreditation Standards, expanding on the transitional exemption granted in October 2012. This expanded accreditation provides a range of pathways for SAF students to tailor their education and pursue a CPA designation. 

This ensures that current undergraduate students in the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program complete the legacy CA program while concurrently preparing for the CPA Common Final Examination (CFE). This pathway will allow MAcc graduates from 2015-2019, with appropriate work experience, to directly access the CFE and complete a CPA, CA designation.

The legacy transitional exemption was a show of confidence from CPA Ontario in how well the SAF has prepared graduates for professional accreditation in accounting.

-Tom Scott, SAF Director

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