Mission Statement

The mission of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association is to foster excellence in the teaching, research and practice of auditing and assurance services.

Shared Values

The members of the Auditing Section are committed to:

  • Rigorous, leading-edge auditing and assurance services research.

  • Rigorous, leading-edge auditing and assurance services education.

  • The integration of high quality research, education and practice.

  • Sharing knowledge and open communications within a learning community. Visionary thinking and innovation.

  • Integrity, high ethical standards, and the public interest.

  • Fostering interaction between the academic and practice communities.

Distinctive Competencies

In auditing and assurance services research: Intellectual capabilities, resources and institutional structures to support the planning, execution, peer evaluation and communication of auditing and assurance services research.

In auditing and assurance services education: Intellectual capabilities, resources and institutional structures to support the development, peer evaluation, and sharing of educational materials, curricula, teaching methods and professional development in auditing and assurance services.

In auditing and assurance services practice: Intellectual capabilities, resources and institutional structures to support innovation, critical analysis and improvement of auditing and assurance services practice and professional standards.

Strategic Support Services

In section membership services and management: Leadership capabilities, resources and institutional structures to provide effective and efficient support for member activities, communication, and networking.

Journal

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) is available electronically to members of the Auditing Section. If you are a AAA member and would like to join the Auditing Section, please contact AAA Headquarters.

AJPT Citation Indices (Updated 12/2018):
Impact Factor: 2.409
CiteScore: 2.55
SNIP: 2.088
SJR: 1.710
h5-index: 37

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Current Issues in Auditing

Current Issues in Auditing is published by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. To promote timely, widespread dissemination of ideas to the academic and practice communities, the journal is published online and is free to all interested parties.

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Midyear Meeting

Save the date!

Please make plans to join us for the 2020 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting which will be held in Houston, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Houston on January 16-18, 2020.

Research

» PCAOB Research Fellowship Program Application: The PCAOB maintains a Research Fellowship Program that is intended to generate high quality publishable research on topics of relevance to the PCAOB’s mission. The program provides a way for the Board to obtain outside perspectives in analyzing data collected by the PCAOB through its oversight activities.  Fellows have the opportunity to engage closely with PCAOB staff in the development of research projects and serve as a valuable resource to staff economists. The PCAOB is currently soliciting interested applicants for research fellowships. Applications are due no later than December 15, 2018.

» Call for Papers - ISAR 2019: The 25th Annual International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) will be hosted by the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst on 7 and 8 June, 2019 in Boston, USA. The Symposium will be held at the Omni Parker House. We invite you to participate in the 25th ISAR. The scope of ISAR is broad and includes research papers and panels that deal with all aspects of auditing, attestation, and assurance. Papers that utilize any of a broad range of research methodologies will be considered.