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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:

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

 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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Apr17

CFO: How Unclear Tax Footnotes Can Create Value

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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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