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: Lian Fen Lee (lianfen.lee@bc.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: Mike Minnis (Michael.Minnis@chicagobooth.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: Mary Ellen Carter (maryellen.carter@bc.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: Peter Demerjian (pdemerj@uic.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.

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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: Dina El-Mahdy (dina.elmahdy@morgan.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: Chris Williams (williacd@umich.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: Peter Demerjian (pdemerj@uic.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: Mike Minnis (Michael.Minnis@chicagobooth.edu)

Rules and Guidelines

Past Recipients

President's Letter

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.

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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

Call for Papers

FARS and Journal of Financial Reporting Research Methods Virtual Mini-Conference

January 21, 2021

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020

Accounting Organizations & Society

Conference on Accounting for Sustainability and Climage Change

Fall 2021 - Chicago

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021

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).