Purpose and Criteria:
The Lifetime Contribution Award is to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to management accounting education, research and/or practice over a sustained period of time through scholarly endeavors, teaching excellence, educational innovation and/or service to the Management Accounting Section. The award extends profession-wide recognition to the recipient and promotes role models in management accounting.
Given the purpose of the award is recognizing lifetime contributions in the field of management accounting, eligibility is intended to be broad and, thus, is not restricted to academics. However, a member of the American Accounting Association and the Management Accounting Section is preferred. Current members of the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award Comittee and of the Executive Committee are ineligible for the award.
One award may be made each year. The announcement and presentation of the award will be made at the Midyear Meeting of the Management Accounting Section.
Membership of the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Committee:
The Committee will consist of three (3) members serving staggered three (3) year terms. The most senior member, i.e., the member with one year remaining on his or her term, will serve as chair. For the 2016 award, the Chair is Professor Theresa Libby from University of Waterloo.
Selection of Committee Members:
The Committee consists of the three most immediate past presidents.
The call for nominations for the award will be broadly disseminated. Nominations should be made to the Chair of the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award Committee of the Management Accounting Section. Nominations are due by September 1 of each year. Each nomination must be accompanied by a supporting statement summarizing reasons for the nomination that are consistent with the award selection criteria. The statement should be supplemented with between three to five letters of support which illuminate the nominee's contribution to management accounting in either education, research and/or practice. The person who makes the nomination should collate these materials and send them as one packet to the Committee Chair by the deadline. A nominee need not excel in all of the general criteria to merit consideration for the award. Selection of the award will be made by the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award Committee.
The winner will receive a plaque. The AICPA is sponsoring this award.
Prior Award Winners
Award Recipient Biographies