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: John Campbell (johnc@uga.edu)

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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: Beth Blankespoor (blankbe@uw.edu)

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Lifetime Service Award

The Lifetime Service Award recognizes distinguished service contributions to the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.
Nomination Deadline: March 1
Committee Chair: Sarah McVay (smcvay@uw.edu)

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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: Oktay Urcan (ourcan@illinois.edu)

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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.

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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: John Hepp (jhepp@illinois.edu)

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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: Paul Hribar (paul-hribar@uiowa.edu)

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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: Oktay Urcan (ourcan@illinois.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: Beth Blankespoor (blankbe@uw.edu)

Rules and Guidelines

Past Recipients

President's Letter

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.

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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. JFR’s target audience is financial reporting researchers. JFR will publish two regular issues each year. JFR will also occasionally publish themed issues dedicated to studies that launch a new question or move the literature forward in an existing area.

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Research

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).