2019 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting


FASB Update Presentation Slides

Bob Laux Presentation Slides

2019 FARS Midyear Meeting

The 2019 FARS Midyear meeting was held January 11-12, 2019 in Seattle, Washington with nearly 600 members in attendance.  Special thanks to Lisa Koonce, past president of FARS, who planned the meeting; Mary Ellen Carter and Marlene Plumlee, the Midyear coordinators; and Rick Mergenthaler, who coordinated the research sessions.

Katherine Schipper - Lifetime Service Award 2019 

Russell Lundholm - Distinguished PhD Mentoring Award 2019


Comment Letter from the Financial Reporting Policy Committee

Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity

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 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).