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

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 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).