The mission of The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of AAA is to provide a platform for our topical area and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education, research and professional practice. This is accomplished through elevating and circulating outstanding teaching practices, facilitating the development and dissemination of research and providing opportunities for academics to engage with practitioners. Much of this activity is accomplished at the annual and midyear meetings.
It is an honor to serve as the 2018-2019 president of The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of AAA. On behalf of my fellow officers, the steering committee and committee chairs, we hope that your interaction with the section this year leads to growth as a researcher and teacher. We warmly invite you to partner with us over the next year to execute the mission of the section. It is through section volunteers that FARS provides extraordinary service to our membership, the AAA, and the profession.
The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR), our section journal, has been indexed in the Emerging Source Citation, a part of Web of Science, since 2017. Indexing helps to increase the visibility of the journal as it grows in popularity. Please continue to support JFR with your submissions and willingness to review papers. More information about JFR may be found at the “Journal” tab.
Join with me in acknowledging the outstanding service of two members, Ann Beatty and Richard Price. Ann has completed the last year of her three-year term as an inaugural co-editor of JFR. Richard, our webmaster and AAACommons Editorial Board Member has elected to step down after 6 years of continual service. Many thanks to both Ann and Richard for their outstanding contributions to the section.
Plans are underway for our mid-year meeting in Seattle this January. Lisa Koonce, the outgoing president of FARS is planning the conference. This year, additional concurrent sections have been added and we will host a member of the FASB Board as one of our program speakers. I am looking forward to seeing you in Emerald City.
Have an outstanding year,
Nicole Thorne Jenkins
University of Kentucky