The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium Student Nomination Process

Nomination Form

The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section (FARS) Doctoral Consortium is held immediately before the FARS Midyear Meeting. In order to attend, students must be nominated by their doctoral-granting schools. To encourage doctoral student attendance, FARS makes a substantial financial commitment to the Consortium. Specifically, for students that are attending the Consortium, FARS will waive the student’s conference registration fee as well as the lunch ticket fees for Friday and Saturday. FARS will also reimburse the student for one-night's lodging at the group contracted rate. If two students share a room, FARS will cover two nights' accommodation (i.e., one night for each participant). In the latter case, both students' names must appear on the hotel registration to be eligible for reimbursement. Students will receive an expense reimbursement form at the conference, which they will return to AAA headquarters with their lodging receipt for reimbursement.

In prior years, demand has exceeded capacity.  Completing the nomination form does NOT ensure participation in the 2019 FARS Doctoral Consortium. Nominations will be reviewed, and applicants will receive notification of being accepted or waitlisted. Given the limited space, FARS allows a student to attend the consortium one time during the student’s Ph.D. program.

Student Eligibility

The Consortium is open to accounting Ph.D. students from doctoral-granting institutions that have an interest in financial accounting research. Students may be at any stage in their program, although those who have completed comprehensive exams but are not on the job market will benefit the most from participating. It is expected that a limit of two students from any one university will be allowed to attend, unless there are openings after each school has had the opportunity to nominate two students. Students nominated should be rank ordered on the nomination form by the individual completing the form. We anticipate that all first-choice students will be accepted and the second choices will be accepted to the extent possible.

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President's Letter

Dear FARS Members and Visitors,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse set of academics who employ numerous research and teaching approaches to further our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the way our world works. We operate to achieve objectives related to research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.

A Steering Board is responsible for the stewardship of the section. However, we rely crucially on volunteers, who serve in various roles in support of our mission. Our most recent annual and midyear meetings reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who reviewed academic papers submissions, organized sessions, moderated, presented and served in numerous other roles. I am amazed at the level of commitment our members have to our profession.

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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 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).