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 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.

Research

» 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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Journal

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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