The Accounting Hall of Fame honors accountants who have made, or are making, significant contributions to the advancement of accounting since the beginning of the 20th century. Since its establishment in 1950, 97 leading accountants have been elected to the Hall of Fame.
Selection to the Accounting Hall of Fame is intended to honor and recognize distinguished service and contributions to the progress of accounting in any of its various fields. Evidence of such service includes contributions to accounting research and literature, significant service to professional accounting organizations, wide recognition as an authority in some field of accounting, advancement of accounting education, and public service. A member must have reached a position of eminence from which the nature of his or her contributions may be established.
Now hosted by the American Accounting Association (AAA), the Accounting Hall of Fame was established in 1950 at The Ohio State University (OSU). In 2017, OSU entered into an agreement with the American Accounting Association to transfer the home of the Hall of Fame to the AAA. In 2018, the Accounting Hall of Fame Transition Team, appointed by the AAA Board of Directors and chaired by Past-President Bruce Behn, coordinated selection of the next four inductees. The Transition Team will continue its charge through 2018-2019.
Induction of the 2018 members was held at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, in August, in National Harbor, MD. Discussion of nominees for the next induction period will begin on October 15, 2018.