Dear FARS Members and Visitors,
The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse set of academics who employ numerous research and teaching approaches to further our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the way our world works. We operate to achieve objectives related to research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.
A Steering Board is responsible for the stewardship of the section. However, we rely crucially on volunteers, who serve in various roles in support of our mission. Our most recent annual and midyear meetings reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who reviewed academic papers submissions, organized sessions, moderated, presented and served in numerous other roles. I am amazed at the level of commitment our members have to our profession.
Our section journal, the Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR), continues to grow in its submissions. I encourage you to submit your research to the journal. I encourage you to view information and especially two videos that highlight the mission and philosophy of the journal under the “Journal” tab.
The section recognizes outstanding service and accomplishments of its members through several awards. We rely on the proactive participation of members to formally nominate worthy candidates for several of these awards. Please visit the “Awards” tab and consider nominating one of your colleagues for their endeavors!
Our next meeting will be the Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville, TN with the outgoing president, Nicole Jenkins, in charge of the meeting. I hope to see you there!
University of Washington – Seattle