Section Governance

Section By-Laws
Leadership

Section Information

Membership

Annual fees for membership in the Public Interest Section are $20 ($6 for students). Prospective members must first be members of the American Accounting Association

To join the Public Interest section, please contact the AAA staff at http://aaahq.org/About/Directories/Staff.

Section Objectives

The Public Interest Section has adopted the following objectives:

  1. Promote interaction among members of the academic and professional communities interested in the interface of accounting with social, economic, ethical and political consequences of corporate activity, and in exploring the social and ethical roles and responsibilities of the accounting profession.
  2. Encourage research in public interest accounting by identifying areas in need of research, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings, and providing opportunities for exposure of research results.
  3. Present programs that create and expand an awareness of the profession's responsibility to society.
  4. Develop and promote educational materials that foster an awareness of social and ethical issues in accounting students.
  5. Encourage interdisciplinary exchanges between accountants and members of other learned groups.

Journal

Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Teaching

Teaching resources on Sustainability and CSR 

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Letter from the Chair

My name is Amy Hageman, and I am currently serving a two-year term (2016 to 2018) as Chair of the Public Interest Section. I am privileged to work with a wonderful group of Public Interest members serving in key positions...

Events

The Public Interest Section Midyear Meeting was held March 31- April 1, 2017 at Westin Washington D.C. City Center in downtown Washington, D.C. Thank you to all who attended and made it such a great success! See you in 2018!