Becoming an association member is easy! You can become a part of
our community by completing our online
Yes, the AAA offers several membership categories including Full
members, Two-Year College, Students, and Retired. Read more
about our membership
Some of the benefits of AAA membership are:
Extensive networking opportunities with colleagues from
around the world.
Professional development opportunities via meetings and
webinars – many offering Continuing Professional Education
(CPE) credit hours.
Access via electronic subscription to 17 world-class
journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting
Horizons, and Issues in Accounting
Reduced pricing for article submission fees to select AAA
The ability to join one or more of the 17 special interest
Sections and attend Section Midyear Meetings to network and
collaborate with those interested in a specialized subject.
Support for advancing your career search via the Career Center
where members can post a resume and access the latest job
postings from worldwide employers.
AAA Sections focus on specific areas of accounting, facilitating
more in-depth examination of issues, regulations, or trends on
various subject matter. Many sections have yearly meetings where
members can network and exchange expertise with peers. There are
17 different Sections that members can add to their main AAA
membership. Learn more about the AAA Sections.
If you have notrenewed your membership for the current member year, you can add a Section prior to paying by logging into your AAA Member Portal . If you have renewed your membership for the current member year, please complete this Section Add On form (link to PDF) and email it to email@example.com
No. Membership in Sections is available only to
Dues vary by Section, but generally average around $30 per
membership year. There are discounted rates for student members.
You can view current
pricing for the Sections.
The AAA membership year runs from September 1
through August 31. Renewal notices are usually sent in the spring.
Membership payment can be made via check,
credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) and wire
Yes. You can log into your AAA Member Portal
to make updates to your profile, as well as view invoices, register for an event, and more!
Please contact our Member Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for
assistance in finding your prior membership record.
Currently, membership dues are charged yearly. There is not a
pro-rated discount if you join once the membership year has
The AAA uses Constant Contact to send email communications to
members. If you are not receiving our biweekly emails or emails
from a Section that you belong to, please contact us at email@example.com.
Yes, membership is required to attend the AAA Annual Meeting that
is typically held in August. At the time of registration, a
member must renew membership for the upcoming member year.
No, membership is not required to attend Section or Region
Meetings, however the registration fees are usually discounted
for AAA members as opposed to non-members.
AAA Meetings typically have Early Bird registration discounts,
and some meetings also offer discounted registration rates for
Two-Year College Faculty, Students, and Non-Tenure Track
Faculty. Such discounts will be noted on the registration
pages/forms for each meeting.
Yes, there are various Section and Region Meetings, as well as
the AAA Annual Meeting, that have Calls for Submission for
various types of work (e.g.: papers, panels, poster sessions,
etc.). Each Meeting will list information about their Call for
Submission, including the submission process and deadlines.
Yes, registration can be done online for AAA Meetings. On the
page, if a meeting registration is open, there will be a
green “REGISTER” button on the right of the meeting
The AAA typically reserves a block of rooms for meetings at
special conference rates. Early reservations are suggested as we
cannot guarantee that additional rooms will be available in the
hotel once the block of rooms is sold out, even if the block
sells-out before the reservation cut-off date.
Check the individual meeting that you have registered for to
review the cancellation policy, including the dates for
notifying the AAA that you are unable to attend. Cancellation
requests must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive a receipt by email upon completing your
registration. If you are an AAA member, you can also view
receipts via your Member Dashboard.
Name badges are provided on-site for those who are registered for
the event. Your name badge is proof of your registration and is
required to attend sessions or events.
The AAA does offer some webinars. The weARE Webinar
Series on Accounting Research and Education is free
to members and offers CPE credits for those attending the live
sessions (they are also recorded). Members can also view
previously recorded weARE webinars. Some AAA Sections
also offer webinars which are promoted via emails to members.
Most meetings do offer the ability to earn CPE credit hours for
attending. Instructions for receiving the Certificate of
Completion for CPE credit hours are emailed to registrants after
meetings. Instructions can also be found on our website.
Navigate to the meeting that you attended, and click the button
on the left that says "CPE Information."
The AAA is currently undergoing a technological overhaul so that
you can receive your Certificate immediately following your
attendance at our events. In the meantime, we are still
processing forms manually which takes time due to the volume of
submissions we receive. You can learn more about our transition to an
automated process for CPE. This page will be
continually updated as we move toward this transition.
AAA journals are available via the Digital
Library. AAA members have digital access to all 17 of
the AAA journals in the collection.
You must be an AAA member and be logged into the Digital Library
in order to access journal content. Note that your AAA member
login does not work on this site. Digital Library usernames
typically use and email address.
Select the Sign In button in the right-hand corner and sign
in with your email and new password.
Articles from the Digital Library are available for purchase at a
cost of $25.00 per article. Online access to the article will be
granted for 30 days after payment is received. After clicking on
an article, if you are not a member or logged in to the Digital
Library, you will see an option titled "Buy This Article."
Follow the steps to gain access to the desired article(s).
Each AAA journal has submission guidelines and instructions
posted online. Visit the main Journals page, and then select
the journal that you are interested in. The submission
instructions – including any submission fees – will be listed on
the journal page.
Print versions of some of the AAA journals are available. You can
select the “Sections & Print Options” from the
Online Store in your Member Dashboard
Yes, the AAA offers several publications for purchase including
the Studies in Accounting Research series,
Accounting Education series, a three-volume series
about the History of the AAA, and other miscellaneous
publications. You can view all available publications
The AAA Career
Center is an online career resource center that operates
year-round. Employers can post job openings and job seekers can
post resumes and search open job listings. AAA Members can post
an online resume for free.
Yes! The Career Center at the Annual Meeting (CCAM) is the
largest recruiting event where candidates and recruiters from
around the world can make connections! Recruiters can reserve
space in the Interview Hall and schedule in-person interviews
with candidates attending the Annual Meeting. In December, the
Career Center also holds the Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting
and Research Camp. Camp is a two-day forum where faculty and
candidates can meet, network, view candidate presentations, and
interview. Camp is designed for PhD candidates who are planning
to graduate in Spring semester following the Camp.
The CCAM opens when registration for the Annual Meeting opens.
Employers must register for the Annual Meeting in order to
participate in the CCAM. Contact Mary Beth Gripshover at email@example.com
for more information about how your institution can be a part of
Yes, candidates must register for the Annual Meeting in order to
participate in events and to have
interviews scheduled with participating employers.
Camp registration typically opens in September. Emails will be
sent to AAA Members announcing when registration formally opens.
Yes, there are awards presented by both the AAA and by the
various AAA Segments that recognize significant contributions of
members in accounting education, research, or practice. AAA
Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting, while Segment awards
can be given out either at the Segment’s Midyear Meeting or at
the Annual Meeting.
The deadline for most of the AAA Awards is January 31 of the year
that they are being presented.
Yes, Calls for Nominations appear in AAA-wide emails starting in
the Fall of the year prior to the year that the award will be
presented (i.e.: the Call for Nominations for the 2022 Awards
will be announced in the Fall of 2021.)
Yes, The American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne
Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize is the foremost recognition of an
individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a
superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. The Prize will
serve to recognize, inspire and motivate members to achieve the
status of a superior teacher and is presented at the Annual
Meeting. You can view eligibility requirements and a list of
prior winners online.
AAA Sections list information about their awards on their
individual webpages. Visit the Section &
Regions page and then click on the individual Section to
reach their webpage. Sections that offer awards will have an
"Awards" tab in the navigation bar that lists criteria for the
awards, how to nominate, and any deadlines.
Yes, Sections typically announce open Calls for Nominations for
their awards in emails to their members.
Yes! There are multiple volunteer opportunities within the AAA.
There are various AAA-level committees and task forces, as well
as Sections and Regions that welcome volunteers.
Yes, you may volunteer for multiple committees. Please keep in
mind that the time commitment varies from each committee, so be
sure to read the committee charge(s) for those you are
interested in. You can read the various committee charges
Committee appointments are made annually prior to the Annual
Meeting. Terms begin September 1. If selected to serve on a
committee, you will be sent an email invitation prior to the
Some Sections do send volunteer surveys to their members via
Section emails. Sections also look for volunteers for their
meetings in the form of paper reviewers, discussants, and
moderators. Calls for meeting volunteers usually occurs for both
the Section’s Midyear Meeting, as well as for the Annual
Meeting. These calls are also usually made in Section emails to
members. Please note that if you are chosen to serve on a
Section Committee and you are not currently a member of that
Section, you will have to join that Section to accept and serve
in a volunteer role.
The American Accounting Association is the largest community of
accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and
reputable history built on leading-edge research and
publications. The diversity of our membership creates a fertile
environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, we
shape the future of accounting through teaching, research, and a
powerful network, ensuring our position as thought leaders in
Yes, the AAA has both Vision and Mission Statements that can be
You can also view a Shared
Values document that was approved by the AAA Board of
Directors and Council.
Yes. The Board of Directors shall consist of the President; the
President-Elect; the Immediate Past President; the Vice
President-Finance; the Vice President-Finance-Elect; the Vice
President of Research and Publication; the Vice President of
Education; and five additional Board members. The
President-Elect and Vice President-Finance-Elect automatically
become President and Vice President-Finance respectively, at the
end of their one-year elect terms. All officers shall serve for
three years, except in the case of appointments to fill
vacancies. Interim vacancies shall be filled by action of the
Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer and the
President-Elect nominee are ex-officio nonvoting members of the
Board of Directors. Review the specific duties
of the Members of the Board of Directors.
Nominations are sought from the AAA membership annually via a
Call for Nominations from the Board of Directors. Once
nominations close, the AAA Nominations Committee, which is a standing
committee of the AAA puts forth two names for
pre-determined Board Director positions for the slate from the
submitted qualified candidate pool. Council puts forth two names
for one pre-determined Board Director position for the slate
from the submitted qualified candidate pool. Student Members, in
accordance with the Association Bylaws, may not hold an elected
or appointed office.
The slate shall be published approximately ninety (90) days prior
to the beginning of the election. Additional nominations may be
made by a petition signed by not less than one hundred (100)
members of the Association submitted to the Chief Executive
Officer at least forty-five (45) days prior to the beginning of
the election. Persons so nominated must previously have agreed
to serve if elected.
The membership of the Association shall be notified prior to the
election of the nominations made by petition. Final selections
among the candidates on the slate will be determined by a vote
of the membership in spring. The election shall take place by
mail, facsimile, or electronic vote of the members. New Board
members take office on Wednesday of the Annual Meeting.
For a visual representation of the Board of Directors election
process, please click HERE.
The Board meets in the Spring and Fall, and prior to the Annual
Meeting. They also meet in May for an Annual Strategic Retreat.
Past meeting agendas and minutes are online.
The AAA Management Team of the Board of Directors (Management
Team) is responsible for coordinating and evaluating progress on
the Association's strategic plan. The Management Team of the
Board of Directors consists of the Past President, President,
President-Elect, President-Elect nominee, Vice
President-Finance, and the Chief Executive Officer. In years
when there is a Vice President-Finance-Elect, they will attend
Management Team meeting.
The Council Chair and Council Chair-Elect are invited to attend
all Management Team meetings. The Management Team meets
virtually prior to Board Meetings. These meetings are typically
held in June, October, January, and April.
Yes, the Council is composed of the Board of Director members
during their terms of office, Representatives of Segments, and
At-Large Representatives of the International Members of the
Association. Council shall assist the Board of Directors in
governance of the Association. The functions of the Council
shall be in part advisory and in part decision-making, with
day-to-day decisions made by the President, the Chief Executive
Officer, and the Board of Directors. Members of the Council
shall begin their term at the conclusion of the annual meeting
of the Association. Review the specific duties of Council.
Yes, AAA Sections and Regions each have one representative serve
on Council. Depending on the specific bylaws, these
representatives are either elected or appointed for three-year
terms by the Section or Region. International Council
Members-at-Large are sought via a Call for Nominations to all
AAA members and elected by the Board of Directors. Council
elects a Chair from current Council members each year.
Council meets in the Spring and Fall, as well as prior to the
Annual Meeting. There is also a virtual meeting usually held in
late April or early May. Past meeting agendas and minutes are online.
The Council Advocacy Review Committee (CARC) is a standing
committee of Council. The CARC shall review positions forwarded
by members of the Board of Directors, Segments,
or Association-level committees, for suitability to
represent an Association-level position. Position papers or
letters approved by this committee will be put before
the Council for approval as official positions of the
Segments are Regions or Sections. Regions are defined
geographically by the Board of Directors. Sections represent
special interest groups. All Segments will be identified as part
of the AAA (i.e., AAA Midwest Region) in all publications and
communications. Each Segment will be governed by the Bylaws of
the AAA and the common Bylaws for Segments. You can read more
about Segments in the AAA Bylaws and on the Sections and
You can view current AAA Directories, as well as archived
listings back to 1999, online.
Yes, you can view AAA Policies and Procedures for items related
to Governance, Meetings, and Publications online.
Yes, you can view current and past financial statements online.