This past term, the School celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Student Investment Fund (SIF), as well as the launch and inaugural investment of the Student Venture Fund (SVF). Both of these funds highlight the School’s dedication to experiential education, and provide students with hands on experience in portfolio management.
Two teams represented the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) at this year’s Battle on Bay competition held at Ryerson University of which one of the teams took home first place! This year marks the third consecutive year to which a University of Waterloo team has won the Battle on Bay Competition!
During the 2017 Fall term, the inaugural Waterloo Student Venture Fund (SVF) team reviewed 30 company pitches, conducted due diligence on three of these companies and presented two investment recommendations to the SVF’s Investment Committee. The recommendations resulted in the SVF’s first investment of $25,000 in Nicoya Lifesciences Inc. in its financing round in January 2018.
Twelve graduates from the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance are listed on the Ontario Honour Roll for the CPA Common Final Examination, a three-day exam required to become CPA designated.
The current business landscape is highly dynamic with the emergence of disruptive digital technologies, rapidly changing economic conditions and the dramatic evolution of business models. To continue to add value in contemporary organizations, the role of professional accountants is also changing with the times. The broad accounting and finance expertise of a CPA, along with their ingenuity, judgement, and integrity allows them to thrive in the face of a constantly changing business landscape.