More Than Business

Experience matters

Experience Matters

For over 30 years, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) has been launching business leaders of the world. We provide an education where experience matters.

All of our programs provide students with the technical, analytical, evaluative, and communication skills needed to prepare for successful careers in public accounting, finance, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Our undergraduate programs:

Program ChartOur graduate programs:

CPA logoSAF has received the highest level of national accreditation under the Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) National Accreditation Standards. The SAF's national accreditation provides customized pathways for SAF students to tailor their education for a direct route to the CPA designation.

Students in AFM, Math/CPA, and Biotech/CPA can combine their undergraduate studies with the MAcc graduate program to move directly to the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) after graduation.

The SAF's AFM and CFM programs are recognized under the CFA Institute University Recognition program. AFM and CFM students will receive advanced preparation to challenge the 3 CFA accreditation exams as early as Year 4 of their program.

  1. Nov. 17, 2017Earnings Smoothing: Does It Exacerbate or Constrain Stock Price Crash Risk?

    SAF professors Changling Chen and Jeong-Bon Kim had their research highlighted in the "Industry Trends, Research and Commentary" section of the CFA Institute's Selections publication.

    "Do managers smooth earnings to inform investors about a corporation’s long-run performance, or to hide bad news for their own opportunistic purposes? SAF authors conclude that bad news hiding is the underlying incentive of earnings smoothing for managers of these weakly monitored firms." 

  2. Oct. 10, 2017University of Waterloo Student Venture FundFall 2017 Student Venture Fund

    By: Carrie Gilmour​

    Waterloo Region is Canada’s top innovation hub. It is home to the second highest density of start-ups in the world after Silicon Valley, and is a top 25 innovation ecosystem in the world (Startup Compass 2015).

  3. Sep. 29, 2017Stan Laiken, Professor Emeritus granted Honorary CPAStanley N. Laiken, BA, MBA, PhD - Professor Emeritus
    by Patty Mah

    Professor emeritus, Stanley Laiken was granted Honorary Membership at the Annual Meeting of CPA Ontario. For more than four decades, Laiken, affectionately known as uncle Stan by students and colleagues, provided distinguished service to the accounting profession as an educator specifically in the area of taxation.

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  1. Jan. 13, 2018DECA Provincial Prep ConferenceDECA Prep Conference

    Who should attend?

    DECA Regional Competition winners. A maximum of 200 students who have competed in one of the following categories: 

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Meet our people

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Andrew Bauer

Assistant professor; Canada Research Chair in Taxation, Governance and Risk

Office: HH 3112

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36516


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