About the AAA

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

Best Paper Award Winners Announced

Accounting Horizons Best Paper:
David A. Wood, Brigham Young University

Comparing the Publication Process in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology, and the Natural Sciences. Accounting Horizons 2016; 30 (3): 341-361.

Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper:
Derek K. Oler, Texas Tech University
William R. Pasewark, Texas Tech University
How to Review a Paper. Issues in Accounting Education 2016; 31 (2): 219-234.

2017 Incoming Senior Editors

The Accounting Review

Mary E. Barth, Stanford University

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Christopher P. Agoglia, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Behavioral Research in Accounting

Steven Salterio, Queen's University

Current Issues in Auditing

Lisa Milici Gaynor, University of South Florida

Journal of Financial Reporting

Robert Bloomfield, Cornell University

Journal of International Accounting Research

Joanna Ho, University of California, Irvine

Journal of Information Systems

Alexander Kogan, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Patrick Wheeler, University of South Florida

The Journal of the American Taxation Association

Connie D. Weaver, Texas A&M University

 Accounting Horizons 

Co-Editors Named

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




Publications News


Accounting Historians Journal

The journal of the Academy of Accounting Historians, Accounting Historians Journal (AHJ), is an international journal that addresses the development of accounting history, thought, and practice. AHJ is now available in our digital library.

 Auditing Research Summaries

In August of this past year, 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. These include:


  • 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

This unique database will assist all audit practitioners by ensuring that they have the latest research at their fingertips when preparing for and conducting an audit. And don't forget to check out the Online Early Section of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory for the latest research in auditing.  



Upcoming Events

View Meetings

We encourage you to consider catching up with your colleagues and attending an upcoming meeting.

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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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