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 10 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

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  1. June 17, 2021DECA LDA: Strengthening Leaders of the Future
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    As someone with a curious personality, I’ve always wanted to experience what it would be like to enhance my knowledge in leadership and business with others who think alike. I can assure you that the DECA Leadership Development Academy (LDA) Conference gave me the perfect opportunity to do so.

  2. June 15, 2021Impact, Influence, and Inspiration!
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    Hi everyone! My name is Inayat, and as a first-year DECA student at North Park Secondary School, I decided to take part in the DECA LDA Conference earlier this year! This conference was one of the best opportunities I’ve ever taken part in, as I was able to learn so much about not only leadership, but business in general.

  3. May 25, 2021A three-year long journey of leadership development, character building, and self-growth
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    I admit I am a little sad to be signing off from the hEDGE Financial Services Conference executive team. These past three years I’ve spent organizing the conference have been one of the most rewarding yet challenging experiences. However, I would not have had it any other way. The hEDGE experience has forever transformed the way I think, lead, and work within a team — and it was definitely for the better. There were three key lessons I picked up over the years that I know will accompany me for the rest of my career.

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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