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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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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SAF grads received the CPA National Gold Medal since 2010

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

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  1. Jan. 26, 2023University of Waterloo Accounting Conference (UWAC)
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    The Competition

    The 2022 University of Waterloo Accounting Conference (UWAC) was held at Hagey Hall on Saturday, November 19, 2022, and included a case competition, workshops, and networking, providing 160 first-year School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students with the opportunity to apply their in course knowledge, develop crucial soft skills, and grow professionally. With key sponsors such as EY, KPMG, Deloitte, Scotiabank, RSM, MNP, and many more, as well as a cumulative prize pool of $3,000, UWAC truly lived up to its title of Canada's Leading Undergraduate Accounting Conference and provided significant  value to first year SAF students.

    One of the main features of the conference was the case competition, with a top prize of $1,500. The UWAC team, in collaboration with the faculty, designed a comprehensive business case study designed specifically with the skill level and background knowledge of first-year SAF students in mind. Participating students, in teams of 4, had one week to prepare their 10 minute case analysis presentation. On the day of the conference, 40 teams presented their solutions in front of panels of upper year students, acting as judges, for the preliminary round, and representatives from sponsoring firms for the semi-final round. The top 4 groups from the semi-finals had the opportunity to present to our finalist judges, Rob Durcharme (faculty liaison) and Zehanna Visram (Investment Banking Analyst at BMO and former co-chair of UWAC). All students who participated in the competition were able to gain valuable experience by applying their course knowledge to the case, and further developing their soft skills during the presentations and Q&A sessions.

  2. Sep. 6, 2022Welcoming New Faculty

    Welcome to Fall 2022 and with the beginning of the semester, SAF will be welcoming five new faculty members. We’re excited to have them with us and look forward to being inspired by their energy, research and expertise. Please join SAF in welcoming them to the School of Accounting and Finance.

    Muhammed Azim, Assistant Professor

  3. Jan. 11, 2022SAF professor receives best paper award on study in knowledge sharing amongst employees
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    School of Accounting and Finance Associate Professor Krista Fiolleau, PhD and her co-authors Leslie Berger, PhD and Carolyn MacTavish, PhD Associate Professors at Wilfrid Laurier, were awarded the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR).

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  1. Jan. 26, 2023Meet the marketing and culture team for the upcoming International Study Trip to Singapore
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    Welcome to the Winter 2023 International Study Trip! This term, our class is headed to Singapore for an unforgettable experience. For planning, our class was split into four teams, corporate relations, meals and logistics, management, and marketing and culture. We’re the marketing and culture team, and we’re so excited to have you here with us as we embark on this journey!  

  2. Dec. 21, 2022Approaching networking as an introvert
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    Meeting UWaterloo alumni to share ideas and experiences 

    Hi there! I’m Colette, a second-year student in the Sustainability and Financial Management Program. In a few days, I will be meeting some SAF alumni through the Fellowship Program Café and will have the opportunity to speak to them about their experience in the program, how it’s helped them in their careers, and more.

  3. Dec. 21, 20225 things I learned last term at the University of Waterloo
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    This summer was my first time experiencing university in person. Along with the adjustment period, I feel like I learned a lot about student life, how to study effectively, and the importance of balance.

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Meet our people

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Andrew Bauer

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

Office: HH 3112

Phone: 519-888-4567 x46516

Email: ambauer@uwaterloo.ca

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*Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor