Auditing Section Awards

Distinguished Service in Auditing Award - to recognize exemplary career service to the Auditing profession or the Section and scholarly contributions to the field of Auditing.
Deadline: July 31, 2019
Call for Nominations

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award - to encourage innovation and improvement in auditing and assurance education.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award - to recognize most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations

Outstanding Auditing Educator Award - to recognize significant achievements in research or teaching in the field of Auditing.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award - to recognize research works of exceptional merit that make a direct contribution to auditing or assurance education, practice, or research.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations

A Journal of Practice and Theory Best Paper Award - to recognize outstanding service provided by members of the Audit Section to the Journal, typically in the role of manuscript referee.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations

Best PhD Student Paper at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting -to recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations

Best Paper at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting - to recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Call for Nominations


Distinguished Service Award in Auditing

The Auditing Section seeks nominations from the Section's membership for the award to be conferred at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in January. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the auditing profession or the Auditing Section, and scholarly contributions to the field of auditing. Visit the Auditing Section’s website to view previous awards here.

 

Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Section’s Distinguished Service Award in Auditing Selection Committee.  Nominations should be accompanied by a narrative summarizing the nominee's background and their contributions to the profession, the Auditing Section and scholarship.  No prescribed content or format is required, though the Selection Committee will benefit from comprehensive summary information upon which to build their understanding of the nominee's contributions.

 

Please submit nominations to Professor Scott Vandervelde via email (vandervelde@moore.sc.edu). All nominations must include a full citation to the nominated work and a detailed letter highlighting the reasons for the nomination.

 

Distinguished Service Award Winners

2018-2019 (MYM 2019)
Roger Simnett, University of New South Wales

Past Award Winners

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award

Award

Purpose

Criteria

Frequency

Eligibility

Nomination Process

Selection Committee

Nature of Award

Other

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education

To encourage
innovation and  improvement in auditing and  assurance education.

The criteria used to judge the submissions include, but are not necessarily limited to:
a. Innovation.
b. Educational benefits.
c. Adaptability by other educational institutions or to other situations.

A maximum of one
award may be made each year.

See note below.

Nominations may
include, for instance, a set of teaching materials, a creative instructional strategy, or an insightful teaching approach. The innovation should have been implemented so that
evidence of its success can be evaluated.
A completed application should include the following:
a. A description of the
innovation, including
sample materials.
b. Any available evidence that the innovation has been shown to have educational benefits.
c. The name of a contact person, including the person’s phone, email address, and office mailing address.

Nominations submitted that are not selected are to be carried forward as automatically eligible nominations for the next four subsequent years. The committee chair should forward those nominations to the next year’s committee chair.

The Section Past President serves as the EC liaison to the committee but is not a member of the committee.

The selection committee will be approved by the Executive Committee.

Plaque

First awarded in
2002/2003.
Committee Chair will work with nominees to get materials posted on the Auditing Section website or other medium for use by others.

Note: Award recipients must be willing to share instructional materials with other members of the Section. Individual faculty members or groups of faculty teaching or preparing materials to be used for auditing and/or assurance education are eligible to apply. Persons may also nominate another faculty member or group of faculty members. At least one nominee must be a member of the Auditing Section. Members of the Innovation in Auditing & Assurance Education Award Committee and the current President are ineligible for the award. Other Executive Committee members are eligible if the materials are co-authored .

 

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award

The Auditing Section seeks nominations for its annual Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award. The author of the dissertation judged to make the most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge among those dissertations nominated for consideration, in addition to the recipient's dissertation chair, will receive the award. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution will be based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Timeliness and importance of the problem(s) addressed.
  • Creativity of the research.
  • Development of an appropriate theoretical framework.
  • Appropriateness of the research method and analysis.
  • Potential for publication in a scholarly journal.
  • Potential for the results to have an impact on the practice of auditing.

Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Section’s Outstanding Dissertation in Auditing Selection Committee. A dissertation may be nominated either by the author or one or more members of the dissertation committee. To be considered complete, nominations must include:

  • A letter from the dissertation chairperson stating that the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the degree-granting institution between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 (including the date of the formal completion of the dissertation). Dissertations can be nominated more than once.
  • A nomination letter stating why the dissertation is deserving of special recognition.
  • An electronic copy of a paper from the dissertation that meets the criteria for papers submitted to Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (refer to the latest issue for requirements related to length and other matters, e.g., submission of experimental instruments).
  • An electronic copy of the entire dissertation.

Please submit nominations to Professor Scott Vandervelde via email (vandervelde@moore.sc.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 31, 2019.

 

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award*

2018-2019 (MYM 2019)
Cassandra Estep, Emory University, “Auditor Integration of IT Specialist Input on Internal Control Issues: How a Weaker Team Identity can be Beneficial”

Past Award Winners

* The Outstanding Dissertation Chair Award was first presented in 1995-96 in conjunction with the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award.

Outstanding Auditing Educator

The Auditing Sections seeks nominations from the Section’s membership for the Outstanding Auditing Educator award to be conferred at the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting in January. This award is conferred annually and recognizes outstanding achievements in research or teaching in the field of auditing. The award recognizes exemplary contributions in research and/or teaching over a sustained period of time as evidenced by publications, educational innovations, guidance to graduate and undergraduate students, or excellence in teaching. 

Selection of the award will be made by the Section’s Outstanding Auditing Educator Selection Committee. Nominations should be accompanied by a narrative summarizing the nominee's background and their achievement in research and/or teaching in the field of auditing. No prescribed content or format is required, though the Selection Committee will benefit from receiving comprehensive summary information upon which to build their understanding of the nominee's achievements.

Please submit nominations to Professor Scott Vandervelde via email (vandervelde@moore.sc.edu) by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 31, 2019.

 

Outstanding Auditing Educator Award

2018-2019 (MYM 2019)
Steven Glover, Brigham Young University

Past Award Winners

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award

 

 

Award

Purpose

Criteria

Frequency

Eligibility

Nomination Process

Selection Committee

Nature of Award

Other

Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature

To recognize research
works of exceptional merit that make a significant contribution to auditing or assurance education, practice, or research.

To be eligible for submission, a work must have been published during the ten-year period ended December 31st of the year prior to the year of nomination (i.e., if nomination is made in July 20X2, then December 31, 20X1) and at least one of the authors of the published article, chapter, book, or monograph must be a current member of the Auditing Section. 

A maximum of one award may be made each year

Research that has
been published during the ten calendar years preceding the most recent Midyear
Meeting of the Auditing
Section.

Current members of the Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award Committee and the current President are ineligible for the award. Other Executive Committee members are eligible if the paper is co-authored.

To be eligible for consideration, at least one of the authors of the published article, chapter, book, or monograph must be current member of the Auditing Section.

The nominator is
required to submit a brief statement indicating how the nomination meets the qualifying criteria.

Nominations submitted that are not selected are to be carried forward as nominations for the next four subsequent years. Committee chair should forward those nominations to the next year’s Committee chair. 

The Section President serves as the EC liaison to the committee but is not a member of the committee.

The selection committee will be approved by the Executive Committee.

Plaque

First awarded in 1999/2000


Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Best Paper Award

The Auditing Section requests nominations for the Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) Best Paper Award.  The Section established this award in 2012 to annually recognize a paper published in AJPT that has had a significant influence on, or the potential to significantly influence, auditing research or practice. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution to auditing research is based upon the following criteria: (1) a demonstrable or anticipated impact on audit research or practice, (2) the importance of the problem(s) addressed, (3) the creativity of the research, and (4) the appropriateness of the theoretical development, research method, and analysis. Nominations for the award will be accepted from members of the Auditing Section and self-nominations are allowed.

The paper selected for the award will be chosen by the AJPT Best Paper Award Selection Committee. The committee includes the Senior Editor of AJPT at the time the award will be conferred, the most recent past Senior Editor, and three other members chosen by the Auditing Section Vice President, Academic. For the 2020 award, papers appearing in print in AJPT in in 2017, 2018, and 2019 are eligible for nomination.  Papers authored or coauthored by current members of the Section’s Executive Committee or the Award’s Selection Committee are ineligible for nomination. 

Nominations should include a brief statement (2-3 paragraphs) indicating the perceived or potential contribution of the paper.

Please submit nominations to Professor Scott Vandervelde via email (vandervelde@moore.sc.edu).  All nominations must include a full citation to the nominated work and a detailed letter highlighting the reasons for the nomination.

 

Award

Purpose

Criteria

Frequency

Eligibility

Nomination Process

Selection Committee

Nature of Award

Other

Outstanding Service to AJPT

To recognize outstanding service provided by members of the Audit Section to the Journal, typically in the role of manuscript referee.  

Factors considered in recognizing outstanding service include, but are not limited to, the quality of the review reports submitted, their timeliness in completing assigned reviews, the volume of reviews conducted, and their willingness to accept review requests.

One to three awards may be given annually and the recipient is announced at the Audit Section’s Mid-Year Meeting.

Members of the Audit Section who served as a reviewer for an AJPT submission during the calendar year under consideration.

The Senior Editor in consultation with the current Editors will nominate potential recipients. 

The award recipient is selected by the AJPT Senior Editor.

Plaque

None

A Journal of Practice & Theory Best Paper Award

2018-2019 (MYM 2019)
Lisa M. Gaynor, University of South Florida, Andrea S. Kelton, Middle Tennessee State University, Molly Mercer DePaul University, Teri L. Yohn, Indiana University Bloomington, "Understanding the Relation Between Financial Reporting Quality and Audit Quality”

Past Award Winners

Best Audit Section Midyear Awards

Best Midyear Meeting Paper Award

To recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. Specific criteria are left to the discretion of the Audit Midyear Planning Committee. Factors to be considered by the Audit Midyear Planning Committee might include reviewer comments and reviewer nominations. The paper selected must be selected for presentation at a concurrent session. Members of the Audit Midyear Meeting Planning Committee are ineligible for the award. All papers submitted to the Midyear Meeting will be considered as nominations.

Panel B: Awards for Best Papers Submitted to the Midyear Meeting

 

BEST PHD STUDENT PAPER

BEST PAPER

Purpose

To recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting

To recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting

Criteria

• The paper can be single-authored, or co- authored. If the paper is co-authored, the PhD student must be the presenting author.

• The PhD student- author must be a PhD student as of the deadline for submitting the paper to the Midyear Meeting.

• The PhD student may be employed at an institution other than the PhD granting institution.

• The paper may be related to the dissertation, but does not have to be related to the dissertation.

Submissions for this award do not affect the eligibility of the student to also apply for the Outstanding Dissertation Award or to receive the Award for Best Paper submitted to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting.

Specific criteria are left to the discretion of the Audit Midyear Planning Committee. Factors to be considered by the Audit Midyear Planning Committee might include reviewer comments and reviewer nominations.

The paper selected must be selected for presentation at a concurrent session.

Frequency

A maximum of one award may be made each year

A maximum of two awards may be made each year

Eligibility

Submission of paper to the Midyear Meeting.

Members of the Audit Midyear Meeting Planning Committee are not eligible for the award.

Submission of paper to the Midyear Meeting.

Members of the Audit Midyear Meeting Planning Committee are not eligible for the award. (As the Executive Committee members are not part of the selection or approval processes their paper submissions are eligible for the award.)

Nomination Process

When submitting a paper to the Midyear Meeting, the PhD student should indicate in the transmittal email that the paper is being submitted for consideration for the Best PhD Student Paper Award.

 

All papers submitted to the Midyear Meeting will be considered as nominations.

Selection Committee

Audit Midyear Meeting Planning Committee.
Co-chairs may form a committee, approved by the President, to handle the selection.

Audit Midyear Meeting Planning Committee.
Co-chairs may form a committee, approved by the President, to handle the selection.

Awards

The PhD student-author of the winning paper will receive a $1,000 monetary award. If the paper has more than one PhD student-author, the monetary award will be split among the student-authors. One student-author of the paper will receive reimbursement of travel costs to cover 3 hotel nights, meeting registration costs, and coach airfare up to $2,000.

Plaque.

Other

First Awarded at the 2009 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting

First Awarded at the 2010 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting

2018
Lori Shefchik Bhaskar, Patrick Hopkins, and Joseph Schroeder, “An Investigation of Auditors’ Judgments When Companies Release Earnings Before Audit Completion”
2017
Monika Causholli (University of Kentucky), Nicole Thorne Jenkins (University of Kentucky), Theresa Floyd (University of Montana) and Scott Soltis (University of Kentucky). "The Ties that Bind: Knowledge-Sharing Networks and Auditor Performance"
2016
Daniel Aobdia (Northwestern University), Anup Srivastava (Dartmouth College), and Erqiu Wang (Northwestern University). 2015. The Economic Impact of the Employment of Foreign-Born Graduates in the Auditing Industry. Working Paper, Northwestern University

Best Midyear Meeting Doctoral Student Paper Award

To recognize high quality submissions to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. The paper can be single-authored, or co- authored. If the paper is co-authored, the PhD student must be the presenting author. The PhD student- author must be a PhD student as of the deadline for submitting the paper to the Midyear Meeting. The PhD student may be employed at an institution other than the PhD granting institution. The paper may be related to the dissertation, but does not have to be related to the dissertation. Submissions for this award do not affect the eligibility of the student to also apply for the Outstanding Dissertation Award or to receive the Award for Best Paper submitted to the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting. When submitting a paper to the Midyear Meeting, the PhD student should indicate in the transmittal email that the paper is being submitted for consideration for the Best PhD Student Paper Award.

2018-2019 (MYM 2019)
Kyrre Kjellevold, Norwegian School of Economics, "Company Valuation Specialists’ Interactions with Management and Auditors: A Field Study”
2018
Wei Zhang*, Phillip Lamoreaux, and Michael Mowchan, “Spillover of Regulatory Enforcement Against Small Audit Firms”
2017
Jacqueline Hammersley and Michael Ricci (University of Georgia). "Using Audit Programs to Improve Audits of Complex Estimates"
2016
Yangyang Fan (University of Pittsburgh)
Cao, S., Y. Fan, G. Narayanamoorthy, and S. Rowe. Auditor Litigation: Consequences for Other Auditors. Working Paper, University of Pittsburgh.

AJPT Award for Outstanding Reviewer Performance

To recognize outstanding service provided by members of the Audit Section to the Journal, typically in the role of manuscript referee. Factors considered in recognizing outstanding service include, but are not limited to, the quality of the review reports submitted, their timeliness in completing assigned reviews, the volume of reviews conducted, and their willingness to accept review requests. The Senior Editor in consultation with the current Editors will nominate potential recipients.

2018 (this year the award was given to the audit section editors)

Yves Gendron (Université Laval)
Karla Johnstone (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Vic Naiker (Monash University - Caulfield)
Jeffrey R. Cohen (Boston College)

2017
Lisa Gaynor (University of South Florida)
Robyn Moroney (Monash University)
Kim Westermann (California Polytechnic University)
2016
Liesbeth Bruynseels (KU Leuven)
Kathleen Bentley Goode (University of New South Wales)
Scott Bronson (University of Kansas)

Journal

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.

Research

»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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