About the American Accounting Association

The American Accounting Association is the premier community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we shape the future of accounting through teaching, research and a powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in accounting.

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AAA Publications

Call for Nominations for the Next Senior Editor of Issues in Accounting Education

The Issues in Accounting Education Steering Committee of the American Accounting Association invites nominations for Senior Editor of Issues in Accounting Education for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019. Issues in Accounting Education is one of three association-wide journals published by the American Accounting Association. Click here for more information.

Accounting Horizons 

Gopal V. Krishnan and Ray J. Pfeiffer Named Co-Editors

Gopal V. Krishnan and Ray J. Pfeiffer have been named Co-Editors of Accounting Horizons. To read the full announcement, click here.

Publications News

Journal of Management Accounting Research is now Accessible to All AAA Members!

Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) is now freely accessible online to *all* AAA members rather than Management Accounting Section (MAS) members only. You can access the journal at the AAA Digital Library.

Auditing Research Summaries

The Auditing Section launched a free (open-access) comprehensive database containing concise summaries, organized by topic, of auditing research published in the seven most prestigious journals in the field:


  • Journal of Accounting Research
  • The Accounting Review
  • Accounting Horizons
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting
  • Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
  • Accounting, Organizations and Society



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Outreach to Society

As Thought Leaders in Accounting, the American Accounting Association and its members are engaged with practice and participation discussions of national concern.
The AAA’s strategic plan emphasizes our vision of Thought Leadership. We accomplish this through our research, education, and input on accounting policies and standard setting.

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Presidential Round Table Interviews

In this video, AAA Past-President Karen Pincus hosts a panel of fellow AAA Past-Presidents to get insights on their experiences, and the changes, growth, and future of the Association. Past-Presidents include Nancy Bagranoff, Bill Beaver, Joel Demski, Kevin Stocks, Mary Stone, Gary Sundem, Pete Wilson, and Jan Williams.

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Distinguished Scholar Videos

Robert S. Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, is the third in our series of Distinguished Scholar Videos.

Click Here to view the video of Professor Robert Kaplan.

Click Here to view the video of Professor Ron Dye.

Click Here to view the video of Professor William H. Beaver.

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