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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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

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 The 2019 Auditing Section  Meeting will be held in Nashville, TN, at the Omni Nashville Hotel on January 17-19, 2019. More information coming soon!


» 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.

» 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

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