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The Accounting ReviewNext Senior Editor Announced
John Harry Evans III, Alumni Professor of Accounting at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, has been named the next senior editor of The Accounting Review. He will assume the duties of TAR senior editor in late spring 2011 when Professor Steve Kachelmeier completes his three-year term.
AAA Front Page: 03/28/2010

SEC SealSEC Academic Fellowships
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking applicants for the position of visiting Academic Fellow for the academic year 2010–2011. These fellowships offer an exciting opportunity for an accounting professor to be directly involved in the work of the SEC and to gain insight into current accounting issues as well as the SEC's oversight and regulatory processes. These fellowships are typically available in the Office of the Chief Accountant, the Division of Corporation Finance, and the Office of Economic Analysis. To find out more about the experiences of previous academic fellows, see articles by Thomas J. Linsmeier in Accounting Horizons (September 1996); and Bjorn N. Jorgensen, Cheryl L. Linthicum, Andrew J. McLelland, Mark H. Taylor, and Teri Lombardi Yohn in Accounting Horizons (September 2007).

Bentley University Awards First-Ever Doctoral Degree
PhD Project Bentley University has awarded its first-ever doctoral degree to AAA Member Kwadwo N. Asare. Dr. Asare earned a Ph.D. in Accountancy after successfully defending his dissertation "Essays on the Influence of Corporate Governance on Financial Analysts' Forecast-Related Judgments." He received his official degree on May 16, 2009 at the commencement ceremony for the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. Asare came to study at Bentley through KPMG's PhD Project, a program that helps increase diversity in business by first increasing the diversity of business faculty in America's colleges and universities.
AAA Front Page: 08/16/09-08/30/09

COSO Seeks New Chair
COSO (the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) is seeking a new Board Chair. The elected position will commence on June 1, 2009 for a three-year term. COSO is structured as a committee, which includes a Board Chair and a Board Member from each of COSO’s five voluntary organizations and founding sponsors: AICPA, AAA, FEI, IIA and IMA. The COSO Board Chair provides strategic oversight for COSO, serves as the organization’s key representative to the external marketplace (SEC, PCAOB, U.S. Department of Treasury, and related global organizations), and is a voting member of the COSO Board. Candidates for the Board Chair position must be highly experienced and recognized thought leaders in risk management, internal controls, governance, and fraud deterrence. View the full Summary Position Description of the COSO Board Chair and nomination process.
AAA Front Page: 03/01/09-06/14/09

Susan Crosson's YouTube Testimonial
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Accounting Hall of Fame The Accounting Hall of Fame
Two distinguished accountants were inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on Monday, August 4, 2008 at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The 2008 inductees are Professor Anthony Hopwood of Oxford University in Britain and Walter P. Schuetze, former Chief Accountant of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
AAA Front Page: 09/14-09/21/08

Securities and Exchange Commission Academic Fellows Named
Conrad W. Hewitt, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Chief Accountant, recently announced the selection of AAA members Donal Byard, Susan Krische, and Roger Martin as Academic Accounting Fellows. SEC Academic Accounting Fellows serve as research resources for Commission staff by interpreting and communicating research materials as they relate to the SEC.
AAA Front Page: 09/14-09/21/08

AICPA CPA Examination Survey
Through an Invitation to Comment, the AICPA Examinations Team is seeking input from accounting educators on proposed CPA Examination improvements, a multi-year project of the AICPA Board of Examiners (BOE). Invitation to Comment materials – a description of the planned improvements and a questionnaire – are available online. The deadline for the receipt of completed questionnaires was December 31, 2007.

Thomas J. LinsmeierThomas J. Linsmeier
Robert J. DeSantis, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Financial Accounting Foundation ("FAF") recently announced that the FAF Trustees have appointed AAA member Thomas J. Linsmeier to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Mr. Linsmeier is the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
AAA Front Page: 05/19/05-02/26/06

Timothy B. BellTimothy Bell Appointed to IAESB
NEW YORK, February 6 – Timothy B. Bell, a director of research for the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, has received a 3-year appointment to the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), effective Jan. 1, 2006.
AAA Front Page: 02/10/06-02/17/06

COSO COSO's ERM Framework

The long-awaited COSO Enterprise Risk Management — Integrated Framework was released at a news conference in New York on September 29, 2004. Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the framework will define essential ERM components, discuss key ERM principles and concepts, suggest a common ERM language, and provide clear direction and guidance for enterprise risk management. A free Executive Summary of the framework is now available online:

The American Red Cross Gulf Coast Hurricane Aftermath
AAA—Our thoughts are with colleagues and their families affected by Hurricane Katrina and/or Hurricane Rita. With communications compromised in many areas it is difficult to learn about individuals' needs and concerns, so we invite the community to let us know of anything the AAA might be able to do to support colleagues in their rebuilding processes or to ease the stress of this difficult event. Please send your thoughts or suggestions in an email to Judy Cothern ( at the AAA.
AAA Front Page: 09/04/05-10/09/05

A Tribute to Donald H. Skadden
Don Skadden died on February 8, 2005, in Sanford, North Carolina, after an illness lasting several years. Professor Skadden's service to the academic side of the accounting profession was long and tireless. He worked on numerous committees for the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For many years he managed a summer tax program for Haskins & Sells at the University of Illinois and then for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) at the University of Michigan. He was elected president of both the AAA and the American Taxation Association (ATA). Don's many accomplishments are beyond the dreams of most academics and professionals.
AAA Front Page: 04/10/05

Doyle Z. WilliamsDean Doyle Williams Honored
The University of Arkansas has established a chair in accounting in honor of Doyle Z. Williams, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business for almost 12 years. The Doyle Z. Williams Chair in Professional Accounting will be endowed by funds from the $300 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation. Dean Williams will be the first holder of the chair, beginning July 1, 2005, when he retires as dean of the Walton College.
AAA Front Page: 02/20/05

The Institute of Internal Auditors
IIA Research Foundation Grants Students Barrett Award
DECEMBER 28, 2004
Doctoral candidates Richard Clune of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Anelia Grigorova of the University of Economics in Bulgaria were selected by The IIA Research Foundation to receive the December award of the Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award. This program encourages internal audit research through providing funds to selected doctoral candidates interested in the field of internal auditing. Applications are due May 15 and October 31.
AAA Front Page: 01/09/05

Paula B. Thomas Paula Bevels Thomas Honored
AAA member Paula Bevels Thomas, CPA, DBA, was honored with the AICPA 2004 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the spring council meeting. She is a member of the board of examiners and is advisory board distinguished professor of accounting and interim chairwoman of the department of accounting at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.
AAA Front Page: 09/19/04

Dennis R. Beresford and Gerald A. Feltham The Accounting Hall of Fame
Three distinguished accountants were inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame on Monday, August 9, 2004 at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The 2004 inductees are Dennis R. Beresford, former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board; Gerald A. Feltham, internationally-known accounting theoretician; and, the late William J. Vatter, influential professor and writer on cost accounting and related subjects.
AAA Front Page: 09/12/04

Dr. Priscilla Burnaby Dr. Prisicilla Burnaby Wins Award
AAA member and Bentley Professor of Accountancy Priscilla A. Burnaby, Ph.D., CPA was presented with The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation's (IIARF) 2004 Leon R. Radde Educator of the Year Award during the professional association's June 21–24 International Conference in Sydney, Australia. The IIA presents this award each year to one individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of internal auditing and education in colleges and universities..
AAA Front Page: 08/01/04

Dr. James Don Edwards "Dr. Don" to Carry the Olympic Torch
AAA member, Dr. James Don Edwards, known in the Atlanta business community as "Dr. Don," has been selected by Coca-Cola to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Dr. Edwards has lived in Athens since 1972. He is the retired J. M. Tull Professor of Accounting for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
AAA Front Page: 07/25/04

Waterfall Scene Arthur R. Wyatt

The American Accounting Association was fortunate to have had Arthur R. Wyatt as the speaker for the Monday morning plenary session held on August 4, 2003 during the Association's Annual Meeting held in Honolulu, Hawaii. For the full text of his interesting speech, click on the following title "Accounting Professionalism–-They Just Don't Get It!"
AAA Front Page: 08/31/03

Deloitte and Touche33rd Annual AAA Doctoral Consortium
WILTON, CT, July 23, 2003 - The American Accounting Association (AAA)/Deloitte & Touche/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium was recently held in Tahoe City, California. The program brings together leading doctoral students and distinguished faculty from the U.S. and abroad to participate in a week-long program on accounting research and education.
AAA Front Page: 08/17/03

Deloitte Foundation38th Annual Trueblood Seminars
Wilton, CT, May 1, 2003 - Nearly 60 accounting and auditing educators from across the country recently participated in the Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event sponsor, The Deloitte Foundation, recently renewed its support with a $500,000 commitment to fund future programs.
AAA Front Page: 06/02/03

Accounting Horizons Wins AwardAccounting Horizons
Professor Jim Largay, Editor of Accounting Horizons, is pleased to announce that Horizons is receiving the Emerald Management Reviews' (EMR) 2003 Golden Page Award for "Readability of Research" in the Accounting and Finance journal category. Other journals honored with 2003 Golden Page Awards include Financial Management, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Strategic Marketing, and Management Science.
AAA Front Page: 04/13/03

Tracey E. Sutherland Tracey E. Sutherland Appointed
The Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association is pleased to announce that Tracey E. Sutherland has been appointed the Association's Executive Director. Dr. Sutherland has served as Interim Executive Director since July, 2002.
AAA Front Page: 03/23/03

Jerry Feltham, University of British Columbia Accounting Education News
The Fall 2002 edition of Accounting Education News included a photo collage of highlights from the 2002 Annual Meeting. The print version of the newsletter listed featured speakers, including Jerry Feltham of the University of British Columbia. However, the picture published in the print version of AEN was not the correct picture. We apologize for this error and have made a corrected version of the article available for download.
AAA Front Page: 12/08/02

KPMG Research Program KPMG's and the University of Illinois' s Business Measurement and Research Program
As a part of this program, a number of teleconferences have been scheduled to facilitate the efforts of prospective authors. The first of these teleconferences will be held on November 8, at 11:00 a.m., eastern (U.S.) standard time. If you are interested in participating in this teleconference, additional information is available online.
AAA Front Page: 11/03/02

Doyle Z. WilliamsDoyle Z. Williams
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to AAA member, Doyle Z. Williams, dean, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. The award is given for recognition of a person whose influence on the profession as a whole is distinguished when compared with other contemporary leaders.
AAA Front Page: 10/27/02

AICPA Hall of Fame Award AICPA Hall of Fame Awards
Ajilon Finance and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have announced the winners of the 2002 AICPA Business and Industry Hall of Fame Awards. AAA member Joseph T. Wells, Founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the AICPA's National Industry Conference in New Orleans on October 18, 2002. Also receiving this award were Don L. Blankenship, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Massey Energy Company. Vernon D. Evans, Executive Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport Board in Fort Worth, Texas. Larry Weber, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Bauer Built, Inc., in Durand, Wisconsin.
AAA Front Page: 10/20/02

2002 AAA Awards Presentations2002 AAA Annual Meeting
Plenary sessions and luncheons held during the American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting each spotlighted a major AAA award—including the Wildman Medal Award, the Outstanding Educator Award, the Award for Innovation in Accounting Education, the Competitive Manuscript Award, and the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award.
AAA Front Page: 09/15/02

Ramachandran NatarajanSan Antonio Drawing Winner
The winner of the 2002 Annual Meeting drawing was Ramachandran Natarajan, Assistant Professor at the School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Natarajan will enjoy ocean-view specialty or suite accommodations for two at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa, plus limousine transportation to and from the Honolulu International Airport, during next year's AAA Annual Meeting. The 2003 Annual Meeting will take place August 3–6, 2003, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
AAA Front Page: 08/25/02

Awards Update AAA Member Honored by LCPA
The Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA) recently presented AAA Member Dr. Samuel J. Lambert III, CPA the LCPA's Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award. Presented jointly by the LCPA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), this prestigious award recognizes accounting educators whose professional contributions deserve commendation.
AAA Front Page: 08/25/02

Financial Accounting Standards BoardFASB's Plans Regarding the Accounting for Employee Stock Options
The accounting for employee stock options has received renewed attention in recent months. The Financial Accounting Standards Board has released its Plans Regarding the Accounting for Employee Stock Options,and will soon issue an Invitation to Comment.
AAA Front Page: 08/18/02

News from the SECNews from the SEC
The SEC has appointed two AAA members as the 2002/2003 AAA/SEC Academic Accounting Fellows:

AAA Front Page: 08/11/02

Financial Accounting Standards Committee
The Financial Accounting Standards Committee of the AAA is charged with responding to requests for input from standard setters on financial reporting issues. Two new comments have been posted by the Committee to the FASB, one responding to reframed current standards as conceptual standards, and one commenting on the Proposed Interpretation, Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others.
AAA Front Page: 08/04/02

Finanical Accounting Foundation Financial Accounting Foundation News
At its July 23 trustee meeting, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), which has oversight, appointment and fundraising responsibilities for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), voted to change its certificate of incorporation and by-laws to increase the independence of its trustee appointment process. The change is effective immediately.
AAA Front Page: 08/04/02

AICPA Announcement Computer-Based CPA Exam
The AICPA is providing an accurate update on the computer-based CPA exam to correct misinformation in a 7/16 article in the Wall Street Journal. The AICPA has NOT distributed practice questions for the computer-based CPA Examination, nor will the CPA exam be "open book". Read the full update on what actually is happening.
AAA Front Page: 07/28/02

Financial Accounting Standards BoardFASB Issues Exposure Draft
The FASB has issued an Exposure Draft, Acquisitions of Certain Financial Institutions, that amends two existing accounting standards and an Interpretation to increase consistency of financial reporting. The comment period continues through June 24, 2002.
AAA Front Page: 05/19/02

Financial Accounting Foundation Susan C. Kattelus Appointed to GASAC
AAA member, Susan C. Kattelus, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University, has been appointed by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) to replace outgoing AAA member John Engstrom on the Governmental Accounting Standards Council (GASAC). The GASAC provides counsel on technical projects, priorities and accounting issues to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). AAA Front Page: 05/12/02

GAO Advisory Council Appointments
General Accounting OfficeTen new members, including two AAA members, have been appointed to serve on the Advisory Council on Goverment Auditing Standards. Dr. John Engstrom, Professor, Northern Illinois University and Dr. Ehsan Feroz, Professor, University of Minnesota, join the Council, along with AAA Members:

  • Dr. Rhoda C. Icerman, Professor of Accounting at Florida State University
  • John R. Miller (Chair), Partner and Vice-Chairman 0f KPMG LLP
  • Bert T. Edwards, Former Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Jesse W. Hughes, Private Consultant, retired as Professor Emeritus of Accounting, College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University

AAA Front Page: 05/05/02

Wanda A. WallaceWanda A. Wallace Wins Research Award
Wanda A. Wallace, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CIA, The John N. Dalton Professor of Business Administration at the College of William and Mary has been selected as the recipient of the Association of Government Accountants' (AGA's) 2002 Cornelius Tierney/EY Research Award. AAA Front Page: 04/28/02

Government Accounting OfficeGovernment Auditing Standards
On January 31, 2002, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO), on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, issued an exposure draft of proposed revisions to Government Auditing Standards (also known as the Yellow Book).
AAA Front Page: 02/10/02

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission New Study Addresses Enterprise Risks
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has launched a landmark new study designed to provide guidance in helping organizations manage risk. COSO is a voluntary private-sector organization dedicated to improving the quality of financial reporting through business ethics, effective internal controls, and corporate governance. AAA Front Page: 02/03/02

AAA Member Named to GASBFinancial Accounting Foundation
James M. Williams, a Partner and the National Director of Public Sector Accounting and Assurance Services with EY, has been named to a five-year term as a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), effective July 1, 2002. The appointment was made by the Financial Accounting Foundation's Board of Trustees, which oversees the activities of the GASB and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). AAA Front Page: 01/27/02

International Forum on Accountancy DevelopmentGAAP 2001
A new survey highlights significant differences between national accounting requirements and international accounting standards. This international accounting survey by the world's seven largest accountancy firms, GAAP 2001,found mixed progress toward convergence of national requirements with International Accounting Standards.
AAA Front Page: 01/27/02

Professor Stephen ZeffProf. Stephen Zeff
Receives Hourglass Award

HOUSTON, November 13, 2001. For his work on a biography commended by accounting history scholars throughout the world, Prof. Stephen Zeff, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting, receives his second Hourglass Award from the Academy of Accounting Historians. AAA Front Page: 11/25/2001

Accounting Hall of Fame InducteesAccounting Hall of Fame Honorees
Former AAA President, James Don Edwards, and AAA member Nicholas Dopuch will be inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame on August 13 during a breakfast ceremony at the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting in Atlanta. AAA Front Page: 08/05/2001

KPMGBusiness Measurement Case Development
& Research Program

The KPMG/University of Illinois Business Measurement Case Development and Research Program was established in 1998 to foster implementation and evolution of concepts in strategic-systems auditing (SSA). Eight case studies are now available on the program website, with five more to be added in the Fall of 2001. AAA Front Page: 06/17/2001

News from the SECNews from the SEC
The SEC has appointed three AAA members as the 2001/2002 AAA/SEC Academic Accounting Fellows:

AAA Front Page: 05/13/01

You're Invited!Support Sought for Two
New AAA Sections

The Minority Faculty Development Committee, an ad hoc Committee of the American Accounting Association, is soliciting members for a proposed new AAA section, the Faculty Diversity and Initiatives Section. This proposed AAA Section will identify issues related to faculty diversity, with a focus on recruitment, research, and assessment.

Sponsors of the Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support Section are soliciting members for a proposed new section of the American Accounting Association, which will identify issues in forensic auditing, fraud, taxation, valuation, financial/managerial accounting, economics, and computer technology.
AAA Front Page: 05/06/2001

GAO Advisory Council Appointments
General Accounting OfficeSix new members, including two AAA members, have been appointed to serve on the Advisory Council on Goverment Auditing Standards. John R. Miller (Chair), Partner and Vice-Chairman 0f KPMG LLP and Dr. Rhoda C. Icerman, Professor of Accounting at Florida State University, join the Council, along with AAA Members:

  • Bert T. Edwards, Former Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Jesse W. Hughes, Private Consultant, retired as Professor Emeritus of Accounting, College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University
  • Dr. Earl R. Wilson, Director, School of Accountancy, University of Missouri-Columbia

AAA Front Page: 02/18/2001

IASC Trustees Announce
New Standard-Setting Board

IASCThe International Accounting Standards Committee ("IASC") has announced the appointment of the new International Accounting Standards Board to reach the goal of global accounting standards. Several AAA members are among the distinguished members of the new Board. AAA Front Page: 01/28/2001

Katherine SchipperKatherine Schipper
Named to FASB

AAA Member, Katherine Schipper, the L. Palmer Fox Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, has been named to a five-year term as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), effective September 1. The appointment was made by the Financial Accounting Foundation's Board of Trustees, which oversees the activities of the FASB.
AAA Front Page: 01/28/2001

Independence Education ProgramIndependence Education Program
A new Independence Education Program has been developed specifically for educators to supply them with the tools needed to teach Independence issues at the University level. A one-time class will be held on Friday, October 27, 2000 in Caliber Learning Network classrooms in cities across the country.
AAA Front Page: 10/22/2000

CAPS 2000 Sponsor Links
The Corporate Accounting Policy Seminar (CAPS), held September 8-10, 2000, was sponsored by two dozen major corporations. Miscellaneous item - did not appear on the AAA Front Page

Early Bird Prize AwardedM-G-M Early Bird Prize Awarded!
The AAA awarded the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign Early Bird prize, a Toshiba 4260DVD laptop computer, to Robert C. Maloney of the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Robert became eligible for the drawing by sponsoring a new member prior to the December 31, 1999, deadline. Professor Maloney sponsored Bernadine W. Raiskums of the Municipality of Anchorage on November 2, 1999. The Member-Get-A-Member Campaigncontinues through May 31, 2000.
AAA Front Page: 05/12/2000

News From The SEC
Lynn Turner, Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recently spoke on auditor independence and on the self-regulation process for auditors. The speech is available from the SEC web site. AAA Front Page: 03/19/2000

Craig E. PolhemusExecutive Director Craig E. Polhemus
Earns CAE Designation

The Executive Director of the American Accounting Association, Craig E. Polhemus, was recently recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for having earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. Craig has served as the AAA Executive Director since 1995.
AAA Front Page: 01/23/2000

Awards Presented at the AAA 1999 Annual Meeting
One of the highlights of each year's AAA Annual Meeting schedule is the presentation of various awards to outstanding members for significant achievement. More information about these awards and others, including nomination criteria, submission instructions, and deadlines, is available online.
AAA Front Page: 09/12/1999

Deloitte & Touche Foundation Continues Support for AAA Doctoral Consortium
The Deloitte & Touche Foundation recently announced the renewal of their commitment to the AAA Doctoral Consortium program. The funding will support the project, which provides doctoral students with the opportunity to interact with some of the country's most distinguished faculty.
AAA Front Page: 07/04/1999

Pew Scholars Named!AAA Members Named 1999-2000 Pew Scholars
Two AAA members, Anita S. Hollander and Anthony H. Catanach Jr., were named 1999-2000 Pew Scholars by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Hollander is Chapman Professor of Business at the University of Tulsa and is director of the School of Accounting and Management Information Systems. Catanach is an assistant professor of accountancy at Villanova University.
AAA Front Page: 05/30/1999

COSO Fraud ReportCOSO Fraud Report Released
The final report on research commissioned by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has been released. The study, Fraudulent Financial Reporting: 1987-1997, provides a comprehensive analysis of fraudulent financial reporting occurrences investigated by the SEC since 1987.
AAA Front Page: 04/11/1999

COSO to Release Fraud Study
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is sponsoring a comprehensive study of fraudulent financial reporting, slated to be released in the Spring of 1999. This study will provide a basis for recommendations on preventing and detecting financial statement fraud.
AAA Front Page: 02/14/1999

AICPA Hosts Annual Educators Conference... The AICPA hosted its annual Accounting Educators Conference on November 6 - 7, 1998 in McLean, Virginia. The theme of the Conference was "The CPA Vision Project: Strategies for Educators."
AAA Front Page: 01/17/1999

Inaugural Editor...The AAA's International Accounting Section is seeking nominations for Editor of its newly approved section Journal.
AAA Front Page: 11/22/1998

AICPA Seeks Research Proposals...The AICPA Auditing Standards Board is asking for proposals for research to assess the effectiveness of SAS No. 82, Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit.The board seeks proposals relevant to two broad objectives: First, to assist the ASB in an assessment of SAS No. 82's effectiveness; and secondly, to assist the ASB to continually improve SAS NO. 82 related guidance by addressing how emerging business and technology trends affect the process of detecting material financial statement misstatements due to fraud.
AAA Front Page: 10/18/1998

Remarks Made by SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt... In his speech, Levitt voices concern about erosion of integrity of financial reporting, saying the "process has evolved over the years into what can best be characterized as a game among market participants. A game that, if not addressed soon, will have adverse consequences for America's financial reporting system."
AAA Front Page: 10/18/1998

Call for Speakers...Independent financial training consultant Marc Gardiner is seeking speakers for three public seminars on the topics of US GAAP and SEC Reporting for the Institute for International Research Group (IIR).
AAA Front Page: 8/2/1998

New IASC Proposals on Financial Instruments... The International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) has published, for public comment, proposed standards on recognition and measurement of financial instruments.
AAA Front Page: 6/28/1998

Deloitte & Touche Foundation Awards $200,000 in Fellowships... The Deloitte & Touche Foundation announced the ten recipients of its 1998 Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting Awards.
AAA Front Page: 5/31/1998

Steve Berlin/CITGO Grant Recipients... Professors Michael Ettredge, Vernon Richardson and Susan Scholz, of University of Kansas, have been selected to receive a Steve Berlin/CITGO grant.
AAA Front Page: 5/24/1998

Robert J. Freeman Named Vice Chairman of GASB... Robert J. Freeman, a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) since 1990 and the distinguished professor of accounting at Texas Tech University, has been appointed vice chairman of the GASB.
AAA Front Page: 5/24/1998

Case Grant Recipients Announced... KPMG and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have announced case development grants under the Business Measurement Case Development and Research Program.
AAA Front Page: 4/26/1998

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