Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Events

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2019 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting
January 11-12, 2019
The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA

The 2019 Midyear Meeting of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) will be held at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA on January 11-12, 2019.

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The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Midyear Meeting was a huge success!

The 2018 Midyear Meeting of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) was a huge success! Thank you to all the participants who helped make it a great meeting! We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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).