FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award

Purpose: To recognize an individual’s distinguished efforts in teaching and mentoring doctoral students in the financial accounting research area over the course of his/her career. Candidates for this award would meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates should have a long track record of producing successful doctoral students that have been research-productive over their careers.
  • Candidates should have shown a willingness to co-author with their doctoral students and/or provide continuing feedback on their students’ work (as evidenced by being thanked for comments).
  • Candidates should exhibit some evidence of advancing their students’ long-term professional development; e.g., helping them secure conference or presentation invitations
  • Candidates should exhibit some evidence of distinguished teaching and mentoring during their students doctoral programs; e.g., high-quality doctoral seminars
  • A candidate need not meet each criteria to be considered for the award. The award will not simply be based on numbers of students, but rather weight will also be given to specific examples of situations in which the candidates went above-and-beyond to mentor their students.

    Nature of the Award: The Award will not be given with any specific periodicity but rather when an eligible recipient is identified. Award winners will be recognized and presented with a plaque either at the FARS Midyear Meeting and the AAA Annual Meeting. The presentation will be a featured part of a lunch program, with some of the winners’ former students invited to talk about the ways in which the winners had a positive impact on their careers.

    Process: Any FARS member may submit nominations of candidates meeting the above criteria to the chair of the Lifetime Achievement & PhD Mentoring Awards Committee chair by March 1, 2018.  The committee chair is Sarah McVay (smcvay@uw.edu). The form may include the names of multiple nominators; it is expected that at least one of the nominators will be a former student of the candidate. The committee's recommendations along with all nominations will be forwarded to the FARS Steering Board for its consideration.  A candidate must then receive the support of at least 75% of the FARS Steering Board members (11 out of 14 members) to be given the award.

FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award

2018Professor Russell Lundholm, Alumni Professorship in Accounting, University of British Columbia 
2017Professor Dan Dhaliwal, Frances McClelland Endowed Chair, University of Arizona, in memoriam 
2016 Professor Daniel Collins, Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, University of Iowa

President's Letter

Dear Friends,

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.

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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).