Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Awards

Best Dissertation Award

To recognize the author of an outstanding financial accounting/reporting dissertation.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Anna Costello (
Anna.Costello@chicagobooth.edu)

Past Recipients

Rules and Guidelines

Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award

To recognize the paper presented at the Midyear Meeting that has the most potential to advance our understanding of financial accounting and reporting.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Andrea Pawliczek (
anpa2590@colorado.edu)

Past Recipients

Midyear Meeting Connecting to Practice Award

To encourage research that focuses on topics relevant to practitioners, standard-setters, regulators, and other financial reporting users.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Nicole Cade (
ncade@katz.pitt.edu)

Rules and Guidelines

Lifetime Service Award

The Lifetime Service Award recognizes distinguished service contributions to the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Stephen Steubben (
Stephen.Stubben@Eccles.Utah.edu)

Past Recipients

Rules and Guidelines

Distinguished PhD Mentoring Award

To recognize an individual's distinguished efforts in teaching and mentoring doctoral students in the financial accounting research area over the course of his/her career.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair:
Ewa Sletten (sletten.2@osu.edu)

Past Recipients

Rules and Guidelines

Nomination Form

Excellence in Reviewing Award

To recognize reviewers that demonstrate excellence in reviewing papers as part of the paper selection process for the FARS Midyear Meeting and AAA Annual Meeting.

Past Recipients

Rules and Guidelines

Innovation in Financial Accounting Education Award

To recognize efforts to develop something new or different that increases student interest in the study of financial accounting or that improves the effectiveness and efficiency of financial accounting education.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Cathryn Meegan (
cmeegan@ju.edu)

Past Recipients

Rules and Guidelines

Nomination Form

Best Paper Award

To enhance interaction among academic and practicing members and provide an incentive for researchers to focus their efforts on topics relevant to the practicing profession and standard-setters.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Caroline Levine (clevine@udel.edu)

Past Recipients

Rules and Guidelines

Lifetime Achievement Award

To recognize an individual's achievements in outstanding thought leadership in financial accounting research over the course of his/her career.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair:
Ewa Sletten (sletten.2@osu.edu)

Rules and Guidelines

Nomination Form

Outstanding Discussion Award

To recognize discussants that provide outstanding discussions of papers presented at the FARS Midyear Meeting.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Andrea Pawliczek (
anpa2590@colorado.edu)

Rules and Guidelines

Past Recipients

 

President's Letter


Steve Stubben
2022-2023 FARS Section President


Dear FARS Members and Visitors,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section was created in 1993 with 49 members as a provisional section of the AAA. The section has since grown to nearly 1,500 members from around the world!

The original mission still stands today, which is “to give greater attention to financial accounting and reporting, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education, research, and professional practice by: (1) disseminating and evaluating teaching methods and materials; (2) encouraging, facilitating, and publicizing research interests and projects; and (3) creating opportunities for interchange and cooperation between academics and practitioners.”

It's truly amazing to reflect on all that’s been done over the past 29 years to fulfill this mission, and the extensive efforts by so many volunteers and AAA staff over the years.

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Journal

Journal of Financial Reporting

The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. 

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Research

Call for Participants

FARS and Journal of Financial Reporting: 2nd Annual Research Mini-Conference

March 3, 2022, 1-4pm EST - Virtual

Midyear Meeting

PowerPoint Slides from FASB Update at 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting

FARS Research Objectives:

  • A. to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research in financial accounting and reporting.
  • B. to communicate interests, intentions, and actual work-in-process in the area.
  • C. to identify areas in need of research.
  • D. to provide opportunities for public exposure of research results through AAA meetings (annual, regional, and special meetings devoted solely to financial accounting and reporting) and publications (including working papers and a separate journal for financial accounting and reporting, if warranted).