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Section Membership Applications for Current American Accounting Association Members
Current AAA members may add the AIS Section membership to their member profile by using the Full-Member Section Application Form or the Student-Member Section Application Form. You must be a current AAA member to use these forms.

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Why Join the Accounting Information Systems Section?

Innovations in information technology are everywhere around us - and are central to the value adding processes of most organizations, large and small. And the world of accounting and auditing depends totally on information technology. If you have an interest in understanding the implications of technology for accounting and auditing, you owe it to yourself to join the AIS section ofthe American Accounting Association. The mission of the AIS section is to create and disseminate knowledge of accounting information systems and all aspects of information technologies as they relate to accounting and auditing by promoting excellence in research, teaching, and practice. We achieve this mission through meetings, outreach, member support, encouragement of teaching in AIS, and the publication of the key journal in the field, the Journal of Information Systems.Importantly for the future of our discipline, the section encourages and supports new scholars and educators in the field. The section is also widely recognized for having an intensive connection with practitioners in the field.

Section Membership Benefits

Membership in the AIS Section facilitates access to thought leadership, conferences, and growth opportunities. The following are notable examples:

  • The AIS Section publishes the premier journal dedicated to accounting information systems research: Journal of Information Systems.
  • The annual AIS mid-year meeting includes a New Scholar Consortium, cutting-edge CPE sessions, research and teaching sessions, panels, and opportunities to volunteer and network.
  • We recognize member contributions through awards such as the Outstanding Dissertation Award and Notable Contribution to the AIS Literature Award.
  • We acknowledge the importance of our discipline's relationship with practice. As a recent example, our Environmental Scanning Committee recently issued a comment letter regarding the AICPA Exposure Draft: Trust Services Principles and Criteria.
  • We value collegiality and have a long history of welcoming and supporting the development of new section members.
  • Members from around the world: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Letter from the President

Hello all,

I am looking forward to serving as your president this year. I want to start by thanking my predecessors, Rob Pinsker and Tina Loraas, for their excellent service and commitment to our section. I also want to thank all the new volunteers for the 2017-2018 academic year. I greatly appreciate your willingness to serve and move the AIS section forward.

In the upcoming year, I plan to continue Rob’s work regarding our commitment as a section to mentoring AIS Ph.D. students. I would like to start by taking this opportunity to highlight several important initiatives that I believe will be valuable resources to our new AIS scholars. First, our newly created websites for AIS Research Proposals and Dissertation Committee Support have been launched. AIS researchers looking to improve their research can submit one-page proposals to get early feedback from senior AIS researchers. AIS doctoral candidates who need dissertation committee support can request help from senior AIS researchers at other institutions via our new website. We hope making these important connections available will encourage more Ph.D. students to join our AIS community and continue to improve our body of research. 


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Journal of Information Systems

Journal of Information Systems

The Journal of Information Systems (JIS) is the academic journal of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association. Its goal is to support, promote, and advance Accounting Information Systems knowledge. The primary criterion for publication in JIS is contribution to the accounting information systems (AIS), accounting and auditing domains by the application or understanding of information technology theory and practice.

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