Student Accounting and Finance Association -SAFA

at Hanson Hall 2-190, 1925 4th St South , 55455

CSOM Organization for Accounting and Finance Students

Student Accounting and Finance Association -SAFA
Hanson Hall 2-190, 1925 4th St South
Minneapolis , MN 55455
United States
Contact Phone
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SAFA provides more than 30 years of servicing Carlson’s brightest accounting and finance students. With a rich history dating back before the Carlson School had its name, SAFA has many long lasting relationships with the Twin Cities top business recruiters. Founded in the 1970s, the Student Accounting Association (SAA) began as a way for motivated accounting students to network with future employers. The new student led organization hosted events featuring different accounting related companies from the Twin Cities. With the support of the accounting department and several different key advisors, the SAA flourished. In the 1980s, leaders of the SAA saw a potential opportunity to expand as it became the Student Accounting and Finance Association (SAFA). Seeking to represent both accounting and finance students, SAFA faced many obstacles as the study of finance was much more graduate focused at the time. Still, with hard work and persistence, SAFA continually built up its base of undergraduate finance students and interested recruiters. In2008 Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) merged with SAFA. The goal was to create one strong organization to serve accounting and finance students by combining the individual efforts of the two. With the two groups together, SAFA’s large member base can be exposed to the many opportunities BAP offers as a national organization. Today, SAFA/BAP continues to be one of Carlson’s most distinguished student organizations. As our student membership continues to grow, our presence across the Carlson School and its network of corporate partners contributes success. With a renewed commitment from its Executive Board, SAFA/BAP will continue to build upon its rich history for many years to come as the Carlson Undergraduate program welcomes the new addition of Hanson Hall.

General Info

SAFA meetings every Thursday at 6p in Hanson 1-108.

Congratulations to our new 2014-2015 executive board! President: Christian Kerr Vice-President: Nicholas Kalina CFO: April Kim CMO: Grant Vernon CIO: Adam Gajewski Director of Special Events: Jake Dubose Thank you to everyone who voted!

Published on 2014-04-22 20:16:31 GMT

Join us tonight at 6p in the Carlson atrium for the SAFA Spring Kick Off! Professional Networking and free food!!

Published on 2015-01-29 21:16:54 GMT

Remember! No meeting tonight! Go vikes!!!

Published on 2014-10-02 19:44:14 GMT

Hey everyone! Our next meeting is this Thursday the 25th at 6p in Hanson 1-109! Come out to see Baker Tilly and have some free food! Remember to bring your membership form with fee, or your freshmen/sophomore rep application! See you all there!

Published on 2014-09-22 19:27:29 GMT

Thanks for coming to our Charity Dinner tonight! We hope you all enjoyed it. :)

Published on 2014-05-02 01:55:03 GMT

Hope your weekends went well! Here are a couple things to mark down in your calendars: Target Case Competition Information Session -- TOMORROW! (2/18). 5:30-6:30pm in CSOM 2-207. Get information about the competition and how to form a team. Open to all majors and ages! Our Thursday event: KPMG! 6-7pm in CSOM L-122. Learn about opportunities at this great Big 4 public accounting firm! Raising Cane's will be provided. Next Thursday's event: Becker on how to conquer the CPA exam. 6-7pm in CSOM L-122. Food will be provided, as always!

Published on 2014-02-18 01:13:22 GMT

UPDATE: Our meeting tomorrow night will NOT be at Loring Pasta Bar. Instead, it will be located in our normal classroom (CSOM L-122) from 6-7pm. We are hosting Wipfli, who will do a presentation about what to expect during your internship and first year. Papa John's will cater. Sorry for the confusion and late notice! We hope to see you there! :)

Published on 2014-03-05 19:32:12 GMT

Voting for 2014-2015 SAFA executive officers is live! Check your email to vote for your favorite candidates!

Published on 2014-04-21 01:09:24 GMT

Congratulations to our Vice President Laura Struder for getting Carlson's Student of the Year Award! :)

Published on 2014-04-11 01:32:41 GMT

See you tonight at 6pm to hear from Accenture and to eat Noodles & Co.! Also, bring $5 (for members) or $10 (for nonmembers) to buy your tickets for our Cystic Fibrosis charity dinner on May 1st!

Published on 2014-04-03 22:08:20 GMT

This week SAFA is hosting Eide Bailly, a regional professional services firm that is growing rapidly in the Minneapolis area! The meeting is in Hanson 1-108 at 6p this Thursday. There will be, of course, food. The 4th annual SAFA Cystic Fibrosis Charity dinner is Thursday, December 10th at 6p in the Carlson Dining Room. This event is something that the SAFA board is very proud of, and we look forward to beating last year's donation of $2,500! The purpose of the dinner is to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation while also giving students and professionals the chance to network in a professional setting. We invite all University students to attend. This is a cause that transcends accounting and finance, and we would love to see as many students there as we can. Email\

Published on 2015-11-10 00:40:41 GMT

This week SAFA is hosting Becker, the top professional education firm when it comes to preparing for the CPA exam. If you plan on taking the CPA exam, or want to learn more about it, this meeting is one you don't want to miss. The exam is set to change in 2017 so we will be learning all about the exam changes on Thursday. And of course, food. Please join us at 6 pm this Thursday the 5th in Hanson 1-108

Published on 2015-11-03 02:53:14 GMT

Join us this upcoming Thursday, October 26th in Hanson 1-108 for a presentation from Kimberly-Clark, a $20B dollar company responsible for a wide variety of consumer goods. Come to check out how accounting and finance look in the private sector along with free food as always.

Published on 2015-10-26 04:12:36 GMT

Hello SAFA members! This upcoming week we will be hosting Clifton Larson Allen this Thursday in Hanson 1-1-8, from 6-7. They are a Minneapolis based, middle tier accounting firm that drew in $630 million in revenues last year making them one of the largest middle tier firms. Join us as always for free food and for more info about CLA.

Published on 2015-10-19 23:24:20 GMT

SAFA is excited to welcome Cargill this next Thursday, October 15th, to our usual room of Hanson 1-108 at 6. Please join us to learn more about one of the largest private companies in the world and as always, to enjoy some free food. If you have any questions, please email

Published on 2015-10-11 17:46:12 GMT

Hey everybody, this week SAFA is hosting BDO, one of the largest international accounting firms in the world. We are in Hanson 1-108 at 6p tomorrow night, October 1st. Please join us to learn more about this firm, as well as eat some Jimmy Johns!

Published on 2015-09-30 20:02:28 GMT

Yesterday's kick-off was a huge success! Thank you everyone for coming out! After speaking with all of our sponsors I got the feeling they were all pleasantly surprised with not only the turn out, but the quality of our members! So thank you everyone for showing support, coming out, and eating all of our canes within an hour.... Remember! Our first meeting is this Thursday, September 18th at 6p in Carlson 1-132. We will be hosting KPMG and of course there will be food. Bring your membership form (find one here with your payment and become an official member today!

Published on 2014-09-13 14:08:16 GMT

Hey everyone! Our fall kick off is this Friday the 12th from 4:30-6:30p in the Carlson atrium! Stop by for some free food and professional networking!

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