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 annual meeting earlier this month reflected the outstanding voluntary efforts of Gauri Bhat and Urooj Khan—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful midyear meeting in Nashville on January 23–25, 2020, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” comes out later this year.
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 21–23, 2021, with the outgoing president, Sarah McVay, in charge of planning. Please watch for announcements and updates. I hope you will join us.
Mary Ellen Carter