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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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. May 19, 2023University of Waterloo team places third at national stock pitch competition
    ushil (SE), Ivan (AFM), Luka (AFM), John (CS), Pratham (AFM), and Alex (AFM)

    At the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF), students are encouraged to go above and beyond their studies to enhance their learning outside the classroom through attending conferences and competitions. On March 4, a group of SAF students competed at the Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs (ACIIC) pitch competition. The team, comprised of students from different disciplines including Accounting and Financial Management, Computer Science, and Software Engineering, came in third place at ACIIC’s annual stock pitch competition.

  2. May 18, 2023Waterloo professor recognized on the Immigration Women of Inspiration list for her significant impact within the Canadian finance sector
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    From becoming the first person in her family to graduate from university, Ranjini Jha now educates students as a professor at the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF).

    Jha grew up in Jamshedpur, India and was always top of her class.

  3. May 1, 2023Waterloo professor inducted to the Canadian Accounting Hall of Fame
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    by Alyana Versolatto

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  1. June 1, 2023Lessons of grit and tenacity from the National Investment Banking Conference
    Puneet, Daniel, Keshav and Mahek

    In early March, School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students Mahek, Puneet, Daniel and I competed in the final round of the National Investment Banking Conference (NIBC) in Vancouver.

  2. Apr. 20, 2023MAS conference experience

    Going to conferences is one of the best ways to keep track of your evolution as a PhD student. The first conference you ever go to will probably be a little (a lot) overwhelming: conferences provide a lot of new experiences.

  3. Apr. 5, 2023Three tips for travelling abroad
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    The meals and logistics team for the International Study Course share their travel advice.

    At the end of the winter 2023 term, professor Steve Balaban and our class will be going to Singapore for the International Study Course trip. While in Singapore, we will be meeting with alumni as well as other dignitaries to help further enhance our learning.

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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


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Canada Research Chairs/Chaires de recherche du Canada

*Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor