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Call for Nominations for AAA Board of Directors
3-Year Terms Begin August 2019


Nominations are now being accepted for the following four positions:

President-Elect
Vice President-Finance-Elect
Director-Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction
Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property

  • Each year the Board of Directors (BOD) develops a Call for Nominations for Board positions to be filled in that year’s election.
  • For each position on the ballot, guidance for making nominations is provided by the Board based on the Board's analysis of current projects, including ongoing Board positions and mission-related initiatives.
  • The AAA Nominations Committee and the Council Ballot Committee (all of Council, excluding the Board of Directors) receive and review all qualified nominations, thoroughly assess the expertise required for each position, and recommend candidates for placement on the slate.
  • Final selections among the candidates will be determined by a vote of the membership in Spring 2019.
  • Student Members may not be nominated, and in accordance with the Association Bylaws, may not hold an elected or appointed office.
  • New Board members take office on Wednesday of the Annual Meeting in August, 2019.

Deadline for Nominations: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern

In order to have a pool of qualified candidates, we recommend that prior to submitting any nomination(s)
you review the Roles and Responsibilities and Guidance from the Board of Directors
on key interests and capabilities for each position. 

Please see below for instructions for submitting your nomination(s).


President-Elect


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

During their three-year term, the President-Elect serves for one year in that role (2019-2020), then for one year as President (2020-2021), followed by one year as Past President (2021-2022).

Over the course of their three-year term, the President attends Board Meetings, Council Meetings, Management Team Meetings, Section and Region Meetings, as well as meetings beyond the AAA when asked to do so. They also serve as Board of Director Liaison on various Committees and present at several assigned AAA meetings each year.

The President-Elect is a key member of the AAA's leadership team, playing a major role in supporting ongoing strategic initiatives and further developing the AAA's strategy.  Specifically, the President-Elect participates on the Board of Directors and as a leader and member of the Management Team.  The President-Elect also serves on the Finance Committee, and as an ex-officio member of the Governance Committee.

Once President, responsibilities focus on leading the Management Team's discussions of the strategic direction of the Association. The President chairs the Board of Directors and presides at the Annual Business Meeting of the Association. Except for committee members appointed by the Council and previously appointed to terms that have not yet expired, the President and Management Team have authority to appoint members to committees and task forces, and to remove members of committees and task forces (as described in the AAA Bylaws).

Past Presidents serve on the Management Team, the Nominations Committee, and the Finance Committee, among other roles - continuing to sustain strategic initiatives of the Association and provide continuity and cohesion among the Board of Directors.


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The President-Elect position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society. 

  • Given the need to hit the ground running, a preference will be given to candidates who have substantial, broad experience in AAA Leadership roles, such as, but not restricted to, Member of the Board of Directors, Council Chair, in substantial AAA Section or Region leadership roles, or other extensive AAA leadership experience (e.g. as senior editor of AAA publications or as the chair of major committees.)

  • Candidates should exhibit:

    • a strong interest and experience in accounting scholarship and     teaching,

    • a global perspective,

    • highly effective communication and presentation skills 

  • Candidates should have an interest in focusing on the needs of members who may currently be under-engaged (e.g. Professionally Oriented Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students).

  • The President-Elect should have enthusiasm in continuing to focus on understanding and engaging our communities, enhancing our core operations and expanding our offerings to members.  A global mindset and appreciation for and connections with colleagues in practice is important.

  • Candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.

 


Vice President-Finance-Elect


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

During their three-year term, the Vice President-Finance-Elect serves for one year in that role (2019-2020), then for two year as Vice President-Finance (2020-2022).

Over the course of the combined three-year term, the individual attends Board Meetings, Council Meetings, and Management Team Meetings.

The Vice President-Finance-Elect participates on the Board of Directors, serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committees and performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President-Finance.

The Vice President-Finance participates on the Board of Directors, chairs the standing Finance Committee, serves as a member of the Audit Committee and is responsible for oversight of the financial management of the Association, under the general direction of the Board of Directors.

The Vice President-Finance assists the Executive Director, AAA Professional Staff, and President-Elect in preparing the budget outlining the financial resources and requirements for the next fiscal year. The Vice President-Finance reports annually to the membership on the financial affairs of the Association.


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Vice President-Finance-Elect position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society.

  • Candidates should have strong leadership skills and experience in a range of Association activities.  Leadership experience in working with financial oversight, a global perspective, and successful experience with planning and implementation are highly desirable characteristics.

  • Candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.

 

 

 


Director-Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

Over the course of their three-year term, the Director-Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction attends Board Meetings and Council Meetings as well as meetings beyond the AAA when asked to do so.

The Director-Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction will take responsibility for helping the Board continuously improve its strategic relationships with practitioners and member bodies from all areas of accounting practice and with regulatory bodies relevant to the profession of accounting. These strategic relationships are important to our members who wish to keep their teaching and/or research up to date and they also provide an opportunity for AAA thought leadership to contribute to the profession and/or the public interest.

The Director-Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction serves a three-year term (2019–2022).


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Director-Focusing on Academic/Practitioner Interaction position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society.

  • The person filling this role ideally will be either a professionally or education-oriented academic who has a recent significant history of relationships or experience within the accounting profession, broadly defined; an active practitioner; a recently retired practitioner; or a recently retired practitioner who is now holding a faculty position.

  • Candidates should have an interest in focusing on the needs of members who may currently be under-engaged (e.g., Professionally Oriented Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students).

  • Candidates for this position should have strong leadership skills, experience in a range of Association activities, particularly leadership experience in the area of strategic relationships with practitioners, a global mindset and appreciation for and connections with colleagues in practice.

  • Candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the Council Ballot Committee.

 


Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

Over the course of their three-year term, the Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property attends Board Meetings, Council Meetings, Intellectual Property Task Force III (IPTF III) meetings, as well as meetings outside the AAA when asked to do so. They also serve as Board of Director Liaison to the IPTF III.

The Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property will take responsibility for helping the Board deal with technological, economic, financial, organizational, and competitive issues related to intellectual property. These issues are important to our members who create intellectual property from their research and/or teaching and to the AAA as a whole. This complex area has been the subject of two AAA intellectual property task forces.

The Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property serves a three-year term (2019–2022).
 


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society. 

  • The person filling this role ideally will have knowledge or experience concerning library acquisition, journal aggregators, electronic publication and/or digital rights issues. In addition, the person filling this role should have the ability to assess financial and risk aspects of contracts dealing with intellectual property.

  • Candidates should have an interest in how the AAA can enhance the creation and dissemination of intellectual property, broadly defined. In the past, the AAA has generated substantial funding from partnering with other entities who disseminate our intellectual property.

  • The Director-Focusing on Intellectual Property would ideally have journal editing and/or scholarly publishing experience, knowledge and experience with the rapidly changing landscape of scholarly publishing and will work with the Intellectual Property Task Force III to find creative solutions to help the AAA navigate the new landscape. Additional issues include the article/journal of the future, the extent of open access requirements, and how the wide variety of scholarly contributions can be recognized.

  • Candidates for this position should have strong leadership skills, experience in a range of Association activities, particularly leadership experience in working with intellectual property.

  • Candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.


Instructions for Submitting Nominations

NOTE: AAA Members may nominate multiple qualified candidates for each position. There is no limit to the number of candidates you may nominate for each of the three open Board positions.

  1. Contact each nominee and confirm their willingness to be nominated and to serve if elected.
  2. Gather the following information for each nominee: full name and affiliation and your reasons for nominating.
  3. Complete a nomination form for each of your nominees by clicking on the appropriate links below and following the instructions on the form.

Reference Materials: Current and historical listings of Board of Director members, Council members,
Committee and Task Force charges and participants, as well as Segment officers.

Deadline for Nominations: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Gutierrez,
Governance Manager, at 941-556-4117 or Barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org

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