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In Memoriam

The American Accounting Association remembers and honors our colleagues who have truly been thought leaders in accounting education and have helped to shape the future of accounting through their teaching and research. Please join us in sending condolences to the families of these longtime and influential members of the Association:

Donald R. Herrmann
Jerry Arnold
Nicholas Dopuch
Cheryl Lynn Allen
Arthur Ramer Wyatt
Walter P. Schuetze
Chauncey M. Beagle
Kathryn Epps
Richard Lee Brummet
Yuji Ijiri
Rebecca Gilmore Fay


Latest Press Releases

 10/8/2018- Take heed when companies flaunt strong numbers in headlines of earnings announcements, new study warns
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 8/31/2018- Wondering how your favorite NFL team will do this year? Check the tax rates of its home state, study suggests
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 8/2/2018- Swelled by non-GAAP metrics, company earnings surprises have grown greatly in size in recent decades, study finds
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 7/16/2018- Firms that refer in annual reports to their trade secrets markedly increase risk of cyber-attacks, study suggests
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 6/22/2018- The disclaimers that firms issue with forward-looking statements do little to protect investors, study finds
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 6/6/2018- For CFOs, adoption of clawbacks means stronger link between firm performance and their pay, study finds
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 5/21/2018- As lengthy tenures with clients boost profits of the Big 4, new study questions effect of this on auditor independence
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 4/25/2018- Does requiring firms to reveal audit engagement partners benefit investors? A novel experiment raises doubts
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 4/12/2018- Frustrated by indecipherable tax footnotes? Investors like them that way for low tax-paying firms, study finds
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 3/16/2018- Study of earlier tax holiday suggests that new tax break on repatriated foreign earnings will spur increased R&D
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 2/26/2018 - U.S. and E.U. mandates fail to eliminate ill effect of long auditor tenures with corporate clients, study finds
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 2/8/2018 - Familiarity may breed contempt, but between CFOs and auditors it is more likely to breed coziness, study finds
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 1/22/2018 - In what they believe a first, researchers provide evidence that quarterly financial reporting breeds corporate myopia
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 12/14/2017 - CEOs are at risk not only if their firms pay a lot more tax than peers but also if they pay a lot less, study finds
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 11/28/2017 - Investors punish companies for late financial statements then see share prices decline further anyway, study finds
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 11/1/2017 - Longstanding mandate on corporate audit committees yields no benefit for investors, new research finds
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 10/5/2017 - Is the JOBS Act bad for investors? Study raises doubts about the law and the idea of extending its provisions
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 9/5/2017 - Much criticized though it has been, this financial rule provides early warning of corporate fraud, study finds
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 8/1/2017 - Will ending federal tax on US multinationals' profits abroad boost shareholder payouts? Effect likely to be modest, new study suggests
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 7/7/2017 - Reviled through they may be, big CEO-worker pay gaps generally signal good company performance, study finds
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 6/14/2017 - More than helpful to investors, presenting financial results readably pays off for companies too, study suggests
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 5/15/2017 - Firms meet or slightly beat analysts’ revenue forecasts in conformity with investors’ priorities, study finds
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 4/17/2017 - Omnibus survey of auditors and their clients raises doubts about the value of mandatory rotations
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 3/14/2017 - More than a decade after Enron and WorldCom, industry ethics still lag, survey of CPAs suggests
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 2/23/2017 - Proxy advisors are a weak link in ratification of corporate auditors, new research finds
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 2/1/2017 - Stock Ownership By Institutional Investors Spurs Company Tax Avoidance, New Research Finds
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 1/9/2017 - Are a firm’s low taxes a sign of risky management? They’re more a matter of skill, new research suggests
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Oct11

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Accounting Today: Do high state taxes affect NFL players’ performance?

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Wall Street Journal – The Higher Cost of Less Information.

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Aug13

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Aug10

Market Watch: Study: Earnings Surprises are bigger, thanks to growing use of non-GAAP metrics

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Aug7

JD Supra: Blog: Are non-GAAP financial measures still problematic?

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Aug6

CPA Practice Advisor: Companies Using Non-GAAP Metrics to Inflate Earnings

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Aug6

CBS Money Watch: More companies are beating profit forecasts -- thanks to gimmicks

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Aug6

The Washington Post: Who Are You Going to Trust, Adjusted Earnings or Your Lying Eyes?

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Aug2

ValueWalk: Bull$hit Profits? Street Metrics Swell Earnings Surprises, Study Finds

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Aug2

CFO: Study Finds Disturbing Evidence of Earnings Management

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Jul24

Accounting Web: Why Investor Clients Should Beware of 10-Ks

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Jul18

The Global Legal Post: Report warns companies using legal disclaimers as a 'licence to lie'

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Jul16

Accounting Today: Mentioning trade secrets in a 10-K heightens cyberattack risk

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Jul16

CFO: Warning: Don’t Mention Trade Secrets in 10Ks

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Jul13

IR Magazine: Legal disclaimers make inaccurate company statements more palatable to investors, finds study

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Jul5

CFO: Study Pans Disclaimers on Forward-Looking Statements

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Jun25

CPA Practice Advisor: Forward-Looking Statements Still Mislead Investors, Despite Disclaimers

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Jun25

The Wall Street Journal: Living Dangerously in a Safe Harbor

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Jun15

JD Supra: Blog: Studies examine external factors that may affect accounting integrity

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Jun8

Accounting Today: Clawback threat helps boots CFO performance and pay

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Jun7

CPA Practice Advisor: Adoption of Clawbacks Means Stronger Link Between Firm Performance and CFO Pay

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Jun7

CFO: Fears Over Downside to Clawbacks Are Unwarranted: Study

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May23

JD Supra: Will the call for mandatory audit firm rotation be renewed?

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May22

Economia: Big Four in US use lucrative audit fee structure

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May22

Accounting Today: Big Four increase audit fee as tenure grows

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May21

CFO: Do Big Four Auditors Unfairly Raise Fees?

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May21

CPA Practice Advisor: Lengthy Tenures Boost Big 4 Profits, But What is Effect on Auditor Independence?

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May1

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Requiring Firms to Reveal Audit Engagement Partners Benefit Investors?

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Apr30

Economia: Audit partner disclosure has significant effect on investors

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Apr29

WSJ MarketWatch: Study: Investors may avoid companies audited by same partners of troubled companies

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Apr27

Accounting Today: Study casts doubt on usefulness of disclosing audit engagement partners

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Apr26

CFO: New PCAOB Rule Sways Investor Decisions

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Apr17

CFO: How Unclear Tax Footnotes Can Create Value

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Apr13

Advisor.ca: What Audit Rule Changes Mean for Investors

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Apr13

Accounting Today: Investors don’t seem to mind incomprehensible tax footnotes

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Apr13

Tax Policy Center: Speaking of what investors think: Are some footnotes meant to be muddy?

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Apr13

Bloomberg View: Aramco Now Comes with Some Numbers

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Apr13

ValueWalk: Why Investors Like Unreadable Tax Footnotes

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Apr12

The Wall Street Journal: When Corporate Gobbledygook Is Good for Investors

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Apr6

Economia: Audit quality benefits from short audit tenure

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Mar26

The CPA Journal: Questioning the Effectiveness of Independent Audit Committees

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Mar21

Politico: The Day in Research

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Mar20

ValueWalk: New Tax Break on Repatriated Foreign Earnings Could Spur Increased R&D

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Mar20

Bloomberg BNA: Repatriation and R&D

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Mar19

Accounting Today: Tax break on repatriated foreign earnings may spur R & D

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Mar19

CFO: Repatriated Cash Should Boost R&D Spending

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Mar19

CPA Practice Advisor: New Tax Break on Repatriated Foreign Earnings Should Spur More R&D

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Mar6

Compliance Week: New study says long audit tenure slows corrections

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Feb28

CFO: Auditor Rotation Rules Miss Their Mark

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Feb28

ValueWalk: U.S. and E.U. Mandates Fail to Eliminate Ill Effect of Long Auditor Tenures with Corporate Clients

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Feb28

Bloomberg BNA: Auditor’s Move to Client Company Can Erode Independence: Study

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Feb27

Accounting Today: Study supports shorter auditor tenure

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Feb27

CPA Practice Advisor: U.S. and E.U. Mandates Fail to Eliminate Ill Effect of Long Auditor Tenures

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Feb23

ValueWalk: Alumni Ties Breed Coziness in Corporate Accounting, Study Warns

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Feb16

Economia: Big Four auditor independence suffers from alumni effect

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Feb12

CFO: Auditor Independence Rule Isn’t Tough Enough

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Feb8

CPA Practice Advisor: Are CFOs and Auditors Too Cozy?

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Feb8

Accounting Today: Big Four alumni can bias auditors

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Jan23

Inc.: Why Unilever Stopped Issuing Quarterly Reports

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Jan22

Accounting Today: Researchers find quarterly reporting leads to corporate myopia

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Jan22

CPA Practice Advisor: Does Too Much Financial Reporting Create Corporate Near-Sightedness?

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Jan22

ValueWalk: Yes It’s True: Frequent Financial Reporting Begets Corporate Myopia

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Jan5

Accounting Web: Study: Corporate Tax Rate Becomes a Factor on CEOs' Dismissals

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