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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Rules and Guidelines Past Recipients President's Letter Kristi Rennekamp 2023-2024 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 around 1,500 members from around the world! As we head into our 30th year, this is truly an exciting time to be involved with FARS. In just the past few years, the section has launched initiatives with a focus on (1) integrating research and practice, (2) mentoring junior faculty, and (3) prioritizing diversity and inclusion. This year we will continue these initiatives and look for ways to expand them further in order to best serve our section members. The mission of FARS is enduring, and calls for us “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.” Continue Reading Journal The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. Learn More Research Call for Participants FARS and JFR 3rd Annual Research Proposal Conference (Remote Format) September 21–22, 2023 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).