Purpose and Objectives of the Auditing Section


  • The Educational Committee of the Section coordinates educational activities for the Section.
  • Sponsor continuing professional education (CPE) workshops at the annual and regional meetings.
  • Sponsor education-related presentations at the annual and regional meetings. Distribute audit education-related information in The Auditor's Report.
  • Sponsor the "Outstanding Audit Educator Award".
  • Sponsor education sessions at the Mid-Year Meeting of the Section.



  • The Research Committee has the responsibility for coordinating the Section's research activities.
  • Publish Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory twice a year.
  • Sponsor CPE sessions at annual, mid-year and regional meetings related to audit research methodologies.
  • Distribute audit research-related information in The Auditor's Report .
  • Sponsor the "Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award".
  • Co-sponsor audit research symposia. Sponsor sessions on audit research at the Mid-Year Meeting of the Section.


Global Perspective:

The International Liaison Committee has the responsibility for coordinating the Section's international activities and relationships with international organizations.

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and The Auditor's Report - publish articles and columns with international implications for teaching, research, and practice.

Public Responsibility:


Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) is available electronically to members of the Auditing Section. If you are a AAA member and would like to join the Auditing Section, please contact AAA Headquarters.

AJPT Citation Indices (Updated 12/2018):
Impact Factor: 2.409
CiteScore: 2.55
SNIP: 2.088
SJR: 1.710
h5-index: 37

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Current Issues in Auditing

Current Issues in Auditing is published by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. To promote timely, widespread dissemination of ideas to the academic and practice communities, the journal is published online and is free to all interested parties.

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Midyear Meeting

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Please make plans to join us for the 2020 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting which will be held in Houston, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Houston on January 16-18, 2020.


»International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) Call for Papers: The 26th ISAR will be hosted by Nanyang Business School,Nanyang Technological University on 4 and 5 June, 2020 in Singapore. The Symposium will be held at the Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. The scope of ISAR is broad and includes research papers and panels that deal with all aspects of auditing, attestation, and assurance. Please submit through our online paper submission site by 31 January 2020. Further information on ISAR 2020 is available at http://isarhq.org/ISAR2020.html. If you have any questions about paper submission or the symposium, please email us at isar@ntu.edu.sg

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