SAF Research Centres
Centre for Accounting Ethics
Established in 1991 through a grant from the Auditing and Accounting Development Fund, the Centre supports projects designed to enhance the teaching of ethics to accounting students and the research of ethical issues in accounting. The Centre aims to help prepare future accountants and financial managers to exercise professional judgement within an ethical framework and to promote high ethical standards.
The CPA-SAF Centre for Capital Markets Education was established in 2012 with funding from CPA Ontario (CPAO). The Centre provides opportunities for our undergraduate accounting and finance students to develop the competencies, professionalism, and practical experience as well as capital markets knowledge and skills essential for any professional accounting and finance career they need to excel in their chosen careers.
The link between the accounting tax research community and participants in Canadian corporate tax policy is presently very weak. The Centre's main objectives are to support academic research focussed on taxation in a global economy and to disseminate that knowledge to tax professionals in corporations, governments, and the intermediaries between the two.
The School of Accounting and Finance is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) program. To receive IAEP program designation, schools must demonstrate a commitment to internal audit education and pass a rigorous review of their curriculum.
Students from the SAF’s AFM undergraduate program will now be able to take specified accredited courses to receive advanced preparation for the CIA designation exam. Along with their co-op work experience, these students would be well positioned to complete the final designation exam by the time they graduate. This accreditation provides our students with broader opportunities for co-op experiences and career paths across the country; and will allow them to count time spent working in internal audit functions towards their CIA designation requirements.
Created in 1981, CARE is committed to ensuring the excellence in the areas of fundamental and applied accounting research and accounting education. CARE encourages inter-disciplinary accounting research by accounting academics and non-accounting academics - faculty members from other disciplines at Waterloo whose interests can contribute to the solution of problems of mutual interest.
The key objectives of the Centre are to stimulate relevant research, support the development/delivery of educational materials, communicate about important ISA issues and Centre activities and promote interaction among ISA educators and practitioners.
The CPA Ontario Centre for Performance Management Research and Education (CPMRE)
The Centre will develop new programs bringing together industry and faculty, build strong strategic cross-disciplinary alliances, conduct conferences and symposia, and embody a strong education culture that emphasizes experiential learning.
The purpose of the CPMRE will be to create and disseminate knowledge related to a variety of topics central to performance management. The focus will be on research related to strategy implementation, performance measurement, compensation and incentives, management control systems and business analytics.