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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SAF grads received the CPA National Gold Medal since 2010

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

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  1. Jan. 10, 2022SAF professor receives best paper award on study in knowledge sharing amongst employees
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    Patty Mah, Associate Director, Communications and External Relations

    School of Accounting and Finance Associate Professor Krista Fiolleau, PhD and her co-authors Leslie Berger, PhD and Carolyn MacTavish, PhD Associate Professors at Wilfrid Laurier, were awarded the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR).

  2. Dec. 13, 2021Congratulations to the teams that won the CFM 101 Team Competition!
    From LtoR: Prof. James Thompson, Yuqian L, Mark Gasior (standing behind Yuquian), Ethan M, Brian L, Vivan G, Timothy Z, Derek T

    From LtoR: Prof. James Thompson, Yuqian L, Mark G (standing behind Yuqian), Ethan M, Brian L, Vivan G, Timothy Z, Derek T

  3. Nov. 30, 2021Meet Janagan R.| Business Owner & Full-Time AFM Student

    By: Janagan R.

    This fourth-year University of Waterloo student has a passion for helping brands scale.

    Work-life balance is no easy feat. Throw a full course load and a thriving business into the mix, and the equation gets even more complicated.

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  1. Aug. 9, 2022Four students gain exposure to finance at the Investment Research Challenge
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    From classroom to competition

    This term, our team had the pleasure of competing in the Investment Research Challenge (IRC); our first in-person case competition experience in university. Out of eleven teams, our team was honoured to have won third place in this competition.

  2. July 29, 2022A plethora of opportunities within the tax world
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    The Young Tax Professionals (YTP) program offers students with an interest in a career in taxation the opportunity to closely interact with faculty, alumni, and other full-time tax professionals.

  3. July 28, 2022Prospering during your time in university

    AFM student uses goal setting to make the most of UWaterloo career

    My name is Ritvik and I’m a 4A Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) student (although it feels like no time has passed since 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