The purpose of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association is to give greater attention to the area of auditing. To fulfill this purpose, the Section has established objectives in three areas:

Education—to discuss, test, and disseminate various ways of teaching auditing and audit-related topics.

Research—to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research interests and projects in the audit area.

Profession—to create an opportunity for closer association between the profession and those who instruct in the field.

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Allen Blay
Florida State University

Past President

Christine Earley
Providence College

Vice President-Academic

Jennifer Joe
University of Delaware

Vice President - Practice

Margot Cella
Center for Audit Quality


Emily Griffith
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kenneth Bills
Michigan State University

Council Representative

Chad Simon
Utah State University


2023 Midyear Meeting-Chair
Quinn Swanquist
University of Alabama


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 02/2020):
Impact Factor: 2.108
5-yr Impact Factor: 3.854
CiteScore: 4.00
SNIP: 1.706
SJR: 1.822

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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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2022 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting

Please make plans to join us for the 2022 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara on January 13-15, 2022.

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Call for Nominations-AJPT Senior Editor

Next Senior Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory

In May 2023, the term of Jayanthi Krishnan, Senior Editor at Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT) will come to an end. In accordance with our Operating Manual, the Executive Committee has appointed an Editor Nominations Committee to identify the next Senior Editor. The committee is being chaired by our (soon to be) Past President, Christine Earley (Providence College). The remainder of the committee includes Jayanthi Krishnan (Temple University), Linda Myers (University of Tennessee Knoxville), and Jaime Schmidt (University of Texas at Austin). 

The Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the next senior editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT). The senior editor’s term will be from June 2023 through May 2026.

Please submit your nominations (self-nominations are encouraged and certainly appropriate) to Christine Earley (cearley@providence.edu) by Friday, September 16, 2022.


Allen Blay,
Auditing Section VP Academic/President-Elect