Purpose and Objectives of the Auditing Section


  • The Educational Committee of the Section coordinates educational activities for the Section.
  • Sponsor continuing professional education (CPE) workshops at the annual and regional meetings.
  • Sponsor education-related presentations at the annual and regional meetings. Distribute audit education-related information in The Auditor's Report.
  • Sponsor the "Outstanding Audit Educator Award".
  • Sponsor education sessions at the Mid-Year Meeting of the Section.



  • The Research Committee has the responsibility for coordinating the Section's research activities.
  • Publish Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory twice a year.
  • Sponsor CPE sessions at annual, mid-year and regional meetings related to audit research methodologies.
  • Distribute audit research-related information in The Auditor's Report .
  • Sponsor the "Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award".
  • Co-sponsor audit research symposia. Sponsor sessions on audit research at the Mid-Year Meeting of the Section.


  • The Vice Chair-Practice has the responsibility for coordinating the Section's professional activities.
  • Distribute practice-related information in The Auditor's Report.
  • The Auditing Standards Board Liaison Committee provides input concerning research findings and their implications for current and emerging issues considered by the Auditing Standards Board.

Global Perspective:

The International Liaison Committee has the responsibility for coordinating the Section's international activities and relationships with international organizations.

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and The Auditor's Report - publish articles and columns with international implications for teaching, research, and practice.

Public Responsibility:

  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and The Auditor's Report - publish articles with public-policy implications.


Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 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.

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory is indexed in the Social Science Citation Index, which is included in the Web of Science.

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Midyear Meeting

January 11-13, 2018 – Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, Oregon
Please mark your calendar!

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#AuditProud [Save the date: September 28]

As a part of its Discover Audit initiative, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is coordinating the third annual
#AuditorProud social media day on Thursday, September 28, 2017. On #AuditorProud Day, we celebrate the
audit profession, and help raise awareness about the many opportunities and benefits a career in audit can offer.
The social media event brings together individuals who are helping to educate and train the next generation of
audit professionals, students interested and considering a career in the profession, current and former auditors,
and those who work with auditors. On September 28th, we want to celebrate the audit profession and encourage
students and others to learn more about the world of opportunity a career in audit can offer.

See the toolkit that contains all the information you need so that your university/college can join the conversation on
#AuditorProud Day.


» Audit Section AJPT/PCAOB Initiative: The goal of this initiative is to encourage theoretically-based, yet practice-relevant, research scholarship in the many aspects of external and internal auditing utilizing the PCAOB’s standards-setting agenda and Standing Advisory Group meetings, and the topics covered therein as substantive motivation for creative and innovative research that seeks to make a practical difference to the regulation and practice of auditing. See the linked document for specific instructions for submitting articles to AJPT under this initiative.

» Audit Section Research (ASR) Database: A Database of Auditing Research - Building Bridges with Practice

Articles published by or commissioned by the research committee in 
The Auditor's Report:

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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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