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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:

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

 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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AAA in the News

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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Dec19

Accounting Today: CEOs could find their jobs at risk under tax reform

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Dec18

Value Walk: Corporate Tax Reform Will Inhibit Tax Aggressiveness, Study Suggests

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Dec18

CPA Practice Advisor: CEO’s Risks Jobs if Taxes Differ Too Greatly from Competition

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Dec18

CFO: Companies Can CEOs, CFOs for High Tax Rates

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Nov30

Accounting Today: Investors punish companies for late financial statements

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Nov30

CPA Practice Advisor: Study Shows Investors Punish Companies for Late Financial Statements

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Nov29

Value Walk: Investors Punish Companies for Late Financial Statements

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Nov29

CFO: Shares Drop When Cos. File Late: Study

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Nov6

Accounting Today: Research questions value of independent audit committee requirement

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Nov1

ValueWalk: Longstanding SEC Auditing Mandate Is No Help Despite Trading Skills of Employees: Study

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Nov1

CPA Practice Advisor: Do Investors Benefit from Corporate Audit Committees?

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Nov1

CFO: SEC Audit Committee Rule Is Worthless: Study Related Press Release

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Oct16

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: Companies going public are paying a price for disclosing less

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Oct13

MENAFN: Heralded Disclosure-Reduction Law Bad For Investors, Study Suggests

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Oct11

MarketWatch: JOBS Act is causing IPOS to be underpriced, but execs still benefit

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Oct10

CPA Practice Advisor: Is the JOBS Act Bad for Investors?

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Oct6

CFO: JOBS Act Causes Post-IPO Volatility: Study

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Oct5

Accounting Web: Study: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Serves as an Early Warning System for Fraud

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Sep18

The Wall Street Journal: The Morning Risk Report: Study Makes Case for External Assessment of Internal Controls

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Sep11

Going Concern: Accounting News Roundup: Sarbanes-Oxley and Tax Reform Sans Trump

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Sep8

The New York Times: Sarbanes-Oxley, Bemoaned as a Burden, Is an Investor’s Ally

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Sep7

Accounting Today: Internal control weaknesses correlate with financial fraud

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Sep6

Compliance Week: Study asserts link between control weaknesses, fraud

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