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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2018 Inductees to the Accounting Hall of Fame

Four new members of The Accounting Hall of Fame have been inducted by the American Accounting Association (AAA) in August 2018, during the organization's Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD. The Hall of Fame, originated at The Ohio State University in 1950, previously inducted 93 members over the decades of its activity. In 2017 the operations of the Accounting Hall of Fame were assumed by the AAA.

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Accounting Horizons announces a forthcoming Conference on “Data Analytics in Accounting” at Baruch College—CUNY, New York City. Data analytics is changing the accounting profession, accounting education, and accounting research. With data surrounding us, accountants are increasingly expected to add value to their company and to their clients through data analytics. However, to date we know very little about the impact of data analytics on auditing, financial and managerial accounting. The purpose of this special Accounting Horizons conference is to improve our understanding of these issues. View the full Call for Papers here.

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To help our scholars increase and track the impact of their work, the American Accounting Association has partnered with Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach of research publications, to conduct a 1-year pilot with the following journals: Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and The Journal of the American Taxation Association. Authors submitting to those journals or with papers accepted during the pilot period will be asked to enter a plain-language summary of their abstracts at manuscript submission and to register with Kudos to claim their publication upon acceptance. For more information about Kudos, visit “15 Minutes to Impact”.


wrap textORCID, an independent non-profit organization, provides persistent unique identifiers that distinguish each scholar and supports automated linkages between the scholar and his or her professional activities. Find out more.
1. REGISTER. Get your unique ORCID identifier Register now! Registration takes 30 seconds. 
2. ADD YOUR INFO. Enhance your ORCID record with your professional information.
3. USE YOUR ORCID ID. Beginning in 2018, authors submitting to AAA journals can create or connect their ORCID iDs at manuscript submission.
Be sure to include your ORCID iD on your webpage, when you submit publications, apply for grants, and in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work. 


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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.

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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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