Thursday, March 15, 2018

Blockchain Implications for Audit and Assurance

Reprinted from CPA Ontario

New white paper identifies potential Blockchain implications for audit and assurance

Monday, March 5, 2018

SAF team advances to Americas Regional of CFA Equity Research Challenge

2018 SAF winning team of CFA Equity Research Challenge, Local Division

L to R: Steve Balaban, Faculty Advisor, Hammad Shams, Katherine Chan, Team Captain, Uday Sandhu, Justin Lee, Kevin Li

Thursday, March 1, 2018

CEOx1Day: Two SAF students reflect on their experience shadowing top executives

Shot of people at table with a SAF mug

Annu Puri and Ria Bharadwaj were two of 18 students across Canada who were selected for the unique opportunity to gain an in-depth look at what it takes to lead a major organization.

The CEOx1Day program is designed to uncover and develop Canada’s future leaders, matching students with top CEOs from a diverse set of industries for a memorable day of mentorship and learning.

Read more about their experiences below! 

Monday, February 26, 2018

SAF Teams take 1st place at Battle on Bay

1st place team, Battle on Bay
by Vivian Diec, Web and Media Coordinator

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!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Waterloo Student Venture Fund makes inaugural investment in Nicoya Lifesciences Inc.

by Patty Mah

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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SAF Alumni Named to Ontario Honour Roll for CPA Common Final Exam

Group pose of CFE Honour Roll

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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SAF partners with CPA Ontario to enhance performance management research and education

by Patty Mah

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.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

RISE to the Top; SAF is 1st in Accounting

RISE Competition

By: Carrie Gilmour

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Alan Macnaughton receives Lifetime Contribution Award

Alan Mcnaughton
November 21, 2017
By: Patty Mah

SAF Tax Professor, Alan Macnaughton was awarded a Lifetime Contribution Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) at its annual conference in Toronto. This highly prestigious award celebrates individuals who have distinguished themselves through their contributions and dedication to the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Earnings 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." 

Summary of the paper: