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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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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  1. 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.

  2. Nov. 24, 2021The History of hEDGE
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    How hEDGE became one of Canada's leading student finance conferences

    By: Keidon Giles, SAF Communications Co-op 
  3. Nov. 11, 2021Why SFM?

    Pamela Steer, (MAcc ’94, FCPA, FCA, CFA) is a bilingual transformative executive and experienced corporate director with more than 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industries.

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  1. Nov. 19, 2021Waterloo Ready - Beyond the summer and into first year
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    It's pretty clear what we in the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) Outreach & Ambassador Program (SOAP) and all of the SAF mentors would recommend to incoming students: get involved with the School’s activities!

  2. Nov. 5, 2021Using school resources to prepare for university
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    Starting university off on the right foot, with help from upper-year students and exposure to tips and resources.

  3. Nov. 5, 2021Adjusting to university life through Waterloo Ready
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    Navigating the nline learning environment with help from upper-year students

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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