The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium

January 11-12, 2019
The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

Doctoral Student Nomination Process

Nomination Form

The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium will be held Friday morning, January 11, 2019, at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington prior to the 2019 Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Midyear Meeting (which will be held on Friday afternoon on January 11th and on Saturday, January 12th).

Students are nominated by doctoral granting schools. To encourage doctoral student attendance, FARS makes a substantial financial commitment to the Consortium. FARS will waive the student registration fee for the FARS Conference, waive the lunch ticket fees for the Friday and Saturday lunches, and pay for one-night's lodging at the group contracted rate of $159 at The Westin Seattle for those attending the Doctoral Consortium. If two students share a room, the Section 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.

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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 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).