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 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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SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE BY THE NUMBERS

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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 9 years

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

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Students on the second floor of Hagey Hall

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  1. 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.

  2. Dec. 4, 20202020 FCPA Inductees
    By Patty Mah 

    The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) celebrated the appointments of those named to CPA Fellowship. Among the 50 newly named FCPAs, were 8 SAF alumni and Dave Vert, retired faculty member of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance (SAF).

  3. Nov. 18, 2020Common themes in pivoting businesses through COVID-19
    by Patty Mah

    Global Summit of Women in Accounting and Finance showcases women’s leadership and SAF’s global presence

    Globally, 2020 has been a year of unanticipated

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  1. Apr. 15, 2021Taking every opportunity to learn
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    Amid a global pandemic, virtual competitions have gathered inspiration from our current circumstances. The A4S International Case Competition (A4SICC) challenged us as students to develop a sustainable solution that addressed supply chain resiliency, which is a critical issue impacted by COVID-19. That’s a big ask!

  2. Apr. 15, 2021Our introduction to the exciting world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
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    The case competition was on March 11, 2021, and we had around one week to read the case, review the details, create a slide deck, and create a presentation where we assumed the role of investment bankers aiding in a potential acquisition bid. The case was based on a real acquisition that took place in the late 2000s, which added to the realism of the case.

  3. Apr. 13, 2021The CFA IRC is a marathon, not a sprint
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    For most of us, when we ask ourselves why we went to university, the overarching answer is to best prepare for the real world. To do so, we must all experience personal and professional development. During my time at the University of Waterloo, I have found that while school, extra-curricular activities, and co-op experience are all critical components to one’s learning, competitions cannot be overlooked.

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Meet our people

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

Sabbatical July 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 Associate Professor*; Canada Research Chair in Taxation, Governance and Risk

Office: HH 3112

Phone: 519-888-4567 x46516

Email: ambauer@uwaterloo.ca

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Canada Research Chairs/Chaires de recherche du Canada

*Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor