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Call for Nominations for AAA Board of Directors
3-Year Terms Begin August 2021


Nominations are now being accepted for the following four positions:

President-Elect
Vice President-Finance-Elect
Vice President-Research & Publications
Director-Focusing on Segments

  • Each year the Board of Directors (BOD) develops a Call for Nominations for Board positions to be filled in that year’s election.
  • For each position on the ballot, guidance for making nominations is provided by the Board based on the Board's analysis of current projects, including ongoing Board positions and mission-related initiatives.
  • The AAA Nominations Committee and the Council Ballot Committee (all of Council, excluding the Board of Directors) receive and review all qualified nominations, thoroughly assess the expertise required for each position, and recommend candidates for placement on the slate.
  • Final selections among the candidates will be determined by a vote of the membership in Spring 2021.
  • Student Members may not be nominated, and in accordance with the Association Bylaws, may not hold an elected or appointed office.
  • New Board members take office on Wednesday of the Annual Meeting in August 2021.

Deadline for Nominations: Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern

In order to have a pool of qualified candidates, we recommend that prior to submitting any nomination(s)
you review the Roles and Responsibilities and Guidance from the Board of Directors
on key interests and capabilities for each position. 

Please see below for instructions for submitting your nomination(s).


President-Elect


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

During his/her three-year term, the President-Elect serves for one year in that role (2021-2022), then for one year as President (2022-2023), followed by one year as Past President (2023-2024).

Over the course of his/her three-year term, the President attends Board Meetings, Council Meetings, Management Team Meetings, Section and Region Meetings, as well as meetings beyond the AAA when asked to do so. He/she also serves as Board of Director Liaison on various Committees and presents at several AAA meetings each year.

The President-Elect is a key member of the AAA's leadership team, playing a major role in supporting ongoing strategic initiatives and further developing the AAA's strategy.  Specifically, the President-Elect participates as a leader on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Management Team.  The President-Elect also serves on the Finance Committee, and as an ex-officio member of the Governance Committee.

Once President, responsibilities focus on leading the Management Team's discussions of the strategic direction of the Association. The President chairs the Board of Directors and presides at the Annual Meeting and Business Meeting of the Association. Except for committee members appointed by the Council and previously appointed to terms that have not yet expired, the President and Management Team have authority to appoint members to committees and task forces, and to remove members of committees and task forces (in accordance with the AAA Bylaws). The President communicates to the membership on issues of interest.  The President represents the AAA to other domestic and international professional and educational accounting associations.

Past Presidents serve on the Management Team, the Nominations Committee, and the Finance Committee, among other roles - continuing to sustain strategic initiatives of the Association and provide continuity and cohesion on the Board of Directors.


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The President-Elect position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society. 

  • Given the need to hit the ground running, a preference will be given to candidates who have substantial, broad experience in AAA Leadership roles, such as, but not restricted to, Member of the Board of Directors, Council Chair, AAA Section or Region leadership roles, or other extensive AAA leadership experience (e.g. as senior editor of AAA publications or as the chair of major committees.)

  • Candidates should exhibit:
    • a strong interest and experience in accounting scholarship and    teaching,
    • a global perspective,
    • highly effective communication and presentation skills 

  • Candidates are expected to be inclusive when considering the needs of a wide variety of members, including underrepresented minorities, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students, among others.

  • The President-Elect should have enthusiasm in continuing to focus on understanding and engaging our communities, enhancing our core operations and expanding our offerings to members.  A global mindset and appreciation for and connections with colleagues in practice is important.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.


Vice President-Finance-Elect


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

During their three-year term, the Vice President-Finance-Elect serves for one year in that role (2021-2022), then for two year as Vice President-Finance (2022-2024).

Over the course of the combined three-year term, the individual attends Meetings of the Board, Council, Management Team, and Audit Committee.

The Vice President-Finance-Elect participates on the Board of Directors, serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committees and performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President-Finance.

The Vice President-Finance participates on the Board of Directors, chairs the standing Finance Committee, serves as a member of the Audit Committee and is responsible for oversight of the financial management of the Association, under the general direction of the Board of Directors.

The Vice President-Finance assists the Chief Executive Officer, AAA Professional Staff, and President-Elect in preparing the budget outlining the financial resources and requirements for the next fiscal year. The Vice President-Finance reports annually to the membership on the financial affairs of the Association.


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Vice President-Finance-Elect position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society.

  • Candidates are expected to be inclusive when considering the needs of a wide variety of members, including underrepresented minorities, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students, among others.

  • Candidates should have strong leadership skills and experience in a range of Association activities.  Leadership experience in working with financial oversight, a global perspective, and successful experience with planning and implementation are highly desirable characteristics

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.


Vice President-Research & Publications


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

The Vice President-Research & Publications is responsible for oversight and development of programs that advance accounting research and publications. While serving on the Board, the Vice President chairs the standing Research Committee, serves as a member of the standing Publications Committee, and attends Board and Council meetings.

As liaison between the Board of Directors and these important committees, and committees and task forces designated by the AAA Management Team related to accounting scholarship, the Vice President-Research & Publications serves as liaison to key Association projects and initiatives. This position currently serves as liaison to a number of committees making Association-wide awards for research including Competitive Manuscript Award, both Notable and Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Awards Screening and Selection Committees, and the Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award. New roles for this position are identified by the Board as priorities emerge, such as publications ethics, publications policies, and new research monographs.

When appropriate, the Vice President may interact with the Research and Publications Directors of other national and international accounting organizations. 

The Vice President-Research & Publications serves a three-year term (2021-2024).


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Vice President-Research & Publications position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society.

  • Candidates are expected to be inclusive when considering the needs of a wide variety of members, including underrepresented minorities, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students, among others.

  • Candidates for this position should be enthusiastic about developing and leading initiatives related to an expansive set of opportunities to support the accounting academy and have an appreciation for the range of services the AAA provides to add value for its members.

  • Candidates should have strong leadership skills, experience in a range of Association activities, particularly in editorial, author, and reviewer roles.

  • Candidates would ideally have knowledge and experience with the rapidly changing environment in scholarly publishing.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the AAA Nominations Committee.


Director-Focusing on Segments


Roles and Responsibilities for the position:

The Director-Focusing on Segments works with Section and Region leaders, AAA Council, as well as the AAA Professional Staff, to support and enhance the segments (a term which includes all sections and regions) of the Association. Activities involve developing initiatives and sharing best practices that contribute to segment sustainability and growth – such as maximizing the effectiveness of segment leadership, establishing volunteer pipelines, creating engaging meetings, building membership, and ensuring meaningful interaction with professionals. These activities are shared through, and often grown from, webinars and an annual two-hour workshop, modes of communication and collaboration between the Director, AAA Professional Staff, and Segment leaders that have become established, successful activities. In addition, this Director advises the AAA Board on segment-related issues.

This Director will assist the AAA leadership in strengthening its thought leadership and in recognizing and supporting perspectives of all of its members.

The Director-Focusing on Segments will be a liaison between the Board and Segment Leaders and will attend Board and Council meetings.

The Director-Focusing on Segments serves a three-year term (2021-2024).


Guidance from the Board of Directors on key interests
and capabilities for the position:

  • Candidates should embrace the American Accounting Association’s vision to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. The Director-Focusing on International position will continue implementation of the next strategic steps of this vision to expand its reach to serve society. 

  • Candidates are expected to be inclusive when considering the needs of a wide variety of members, including underrepresented minorities, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Global Scholars, Two-Year Faculty, and Doctoral Students, among others.

  • Candidates for this position should have strong leadership skills, experience in a range of Association activities, particularly leadership experience in one or more sections or regions.

  • Two candidates for this Board position will be placed on the ballot by the Council Ballot Committee.


Instructions for Submitting Nominations

NOTE: AAA Members may nominate multiple qualified candidates for each position. There is no limit to the number of candidates you may nominate for each of the four open Board positions.

  1. Contact each nominee and confirm their willingness to be nominated and to serve if elected.
  2. Gather the following information for each nominee: full name and affiliation and your reasons for nominating.
  3. Complete a nomination form for each of your nominees by clicking on the appropriate links below and following the instructions on the form.

Reference Materials: Current and historical listings of Board of Director members, Council members,
Committee and Task Force charges and participants, as well as Segment officers.
 

Deadline for Nominations: Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Gutierrez,
Governance Manager, at 941-556-4117 or Barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org

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