President's Letter

Mark Bradshaw Dear Visitors and FARS Members,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) is comprised of academics and practitioners from around the world who are interested in financial reporting and analysis. The membership is diverse. Our academic members conduct research on topics ranging from voluntary disclosure, standard setting, earnings management, and firm valuation. The research methods employed by our diverse membership also are quite varied, and include archival, experimental, survey, analytic, and case methodologies. The classes we teach consistent of introductory financial reporting, theoretical concepts of financial reporting, intermediate financial reporting, advanced financial reporting, and financial statement analysis. We are a section with breadth and depth. 

Because of our common interests in financial reporting and analysis, our section benefits from the large number of volunteers who not only help us with our mid-year and annual meetings but also with identifying teaching and research excellence award winners. These award winners are recognized at our mid-year and annual meetings. Please visit the “Awards” tab to learn more. Please consider nominating someone deserving for one or more awards. The deadline for all awards is March 1, 2018.   

Our section journal, the Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR), continues to grow in its submissions. The journal has an excellent set of editors. Please view the “Journal” tab to learn more about its philosophy and consider submitting some of your own work. 

Recently, the Financial Accounting Standards Board reached out to academics, asking them to help them in their standard setting efforts. You can see their message in this link (http://www.fasb.org/academics#section_1). They are particularly interested in learning more about your research and how it can inform their standard setting. So, if you have research that is pertinent to their mission, please submit it to them at the email address identified in the aforementioned link. 

Our next meeting will be the Mid-Year Meeting in Austin, TX with the outgoing president, Mark Bradshaw, in charge of the meeting. I hope to see you there. 
 
Lisa Koonce
President, 2017-18
The University of Texas at Austin

President's Letter


 

Dear Visitors and FARS Members,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) is comprised of academics and practitioners from around the world who are interested in financial reporting and analysis. The membership is diverse. Our academic members conduct research on topics ranging from voluntary disclosure, standard setting, earnings management, and firm valuation. The research methods employed by our diverse membership also are quite varied, and include archival, experimental, survey, analytic, and case methodologies. The classes we teach consistent of introductory financial reporting, theoretical concepts of financial reporting, intermediate financial reporting, advanced financial reporting, and financial statement analysis. We are a section with breadth and depth. 

 

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Journal

Journal of Financial Reporting

The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. JFR’s target audience is financial reporting researchers. JFR will publish two regular issues each year. JFR will also occasionally publish themed issues dedicated to studies that launch a new question or move the literature forward in an existing area.

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Research

Research Objectives:

  • A. to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research in financial accounting and reporting.
  • B. to communicate interests, intentions, and actual work-in-process in the area.
  • C. to identify areas in need of research.
  • D. to provide opportunities for public exposure of research results through AAA meetings (annual, regional, and special meetings devoted solely to financial accounting and reporting) and publications (including working papers and a separate journal for financial accounting and reporting, if warranted).