Dear FARS Members and Visitors,
The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse group of academics who, using a variety of research and teaching approaches, deepen our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the business world. We aim to advance research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.
Our Steering Board is responsible for the stewardship of the section. In these uncertain times, FARS’s leadership and its Steering Board are committed to meeting our members’ needs and maintaining the vibrancy of the section. However, to do that, we rely crucially on volunteers. For example, the research coordination of the 2021 annual meeting reflected the voluntary efforts of Ed Owens and Joe Schroeder—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful virtual midyear meeting during January 2021, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, discussed papers and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” arrives in your email in-box.
Our section journal, the Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR), continues to grow in its submissions. Under the “Journal” tab, we provide information about JFR and two videos that highlight its mission and philosophy. Please check out what the journal is about and submit your research there.
FARS recognizes the outstanding service and accomplishments of its members through several awards. We rely on members to nominate worthy candidates. Please visit the “Awards” tab and consider nominating one of your colleagues for their endeavors!
Our next meeting will be on January 20-22,2022 in Denver (together with some virtual options) with the outgoing president, Mary Ellen Carter, in charge of planning. Please watch for announcements and updates. I hope you will join us.
University of Notre Dame