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. Jan. 11, 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 Mac

  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. Jan. 17, 2022Why you shouldn’t panic if you haven’t received your Offer of Admission yet
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    We know this is a nerve-wracking time, but don’t worry!

    Hi! My name is Matthew, and I’m an upper-year student in the Honours Arts and Business program at the University of Waterloo. I’m also the School of Accounting and Finance’s Marketing and Recruitment Associate for this co-op term! As part of my job, I speak to a lot of students about the status of their applications, and I wanted to give you some insight into why you do not need to panic if you haven’t received an early offer of admission.

  2. Jan. 17, 2022Why I fell in love with CFM 101
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    Introduction to Financial Markets and Data Analytics – CFM 101 was my favourite course this term and it’s exactly why I chose Computing Financial Management (CFM) for my undergraduate studies.

  3. Jan. 14, 2022Comparing your university offers of admission
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    How to make the tough choice between the programs you’ve been admitted to

    Hi! My name is Matthew, and I am an upper-year student in the University of Waterloo’s Honours Arts and Business program. I am also the School of Accounting and Finance’s Marketing and Recruitment Associate for this co-op term. As someone who had to pick between university programs a few years ago, I thought it would be helpful to give you some tips on how to choose between the multiple offers you might have.

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Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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

Office: HH 3112

Phone: 519-888-4567 x46516


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*Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor