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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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. Apr. 28, 2020Pension Challenges Due to the Virus Crisis
    Neal Stoughton, Professor of Finance

    Among the many significant impacts of the recent crisis is the effect on individual pensions. Retirees are heavily dependent on other pension funds or savings as the average social security benefit is only $1500 per month. Pensions can come in many forms such as 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA, defined benefit, and defined contribution.

  2. Apr. 8, 2020Making smart financial choices in times of crisis
    Tracy Hilpert School of Accounting and Finance

    Worrying about finances can impact your physical and mental well-being and create strain within relationships. In a summary of research communicated by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, 48% of Canadians say they’ve lost sleep because of financial worries.

  3. Dec. 10, 2019SAF Grads Continue to Achieve!

    SAF Grads Continue to Achieve!

    We are happy to advise that the CBV Institute’s 2019 Membership Qualification Exam (MQE) went off without a hitch this past September and its results were recently announced.   It gives us great pleasure to share the list of SAF grads below who represent over 9% of this year’s successful candidates.

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  1. May 6, 2020From the office to home, a new working reality
     Aravinth Krishnathas

    We’ve all heard on many occasions that co-op work terms are a great representation of the real world. It gives students a perspective on how our lives will be after we graduate.

  2. Apr. 23, 2020Why SAF Crews are important for intrapersonal and interpersonal growth
    Nirthika Balamurali, Claire Du, Dimple Ladha, Jejoe Ragasa, Erielle Ramiro and Edwin Tian

    In our first year, SAF placed us into small groups (four to six students) referred to as Crews which acts as a support system, providing each other with support regarding academics and personal growth. What are the dynamics of our Crew you ask?

  3. Apr. 23, 2020What I wish I knew in high school about first year and SAF Crews
    Tyler Street, Shyam Bhatt, Davin Ching, Thomas Kraemer, Suki Su, Cassandra Wan

    Dear high school students, you might be scared of the prospect of university, so here are five lessons we learned that we wish we knew back when we were in your shoes.

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Meet our people

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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

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Phone: 519-888-4567 x36516

Email: ambauer@uwaterloo.ca

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Canada Research Chairs/Chaires de recherche du Canada

*Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor