FARS Lifetime Service Award

Award Intent

The Lifetime Service Award recognizes distinguished service contributions to the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section through activities such as:

  • Service to the Section in multiple leadership and/or committee positions over a sustained period of time
  • Leadership in championing new initiatives that increase the scope of the Section’s activities and its scholarly impact to better serve its members
  • Frequent participation as a keynote speaker or panelist at Section meetings

A nominee need not excel in each of these general criteria to merit consideration for the award.

This award is not intended to be an annual award; the Section already recognizes annual service contributions at the Midyear Meeting. Rather, this award recognizes for those individuals identified as providing distinguished levels of service to the Section as described above.

Award Process

Any Section member may make nominations; self-nominations will not be accepted. Each nomination should include a brief nomination letter that clearly identifies why the nominee merits consideration, with a particular emphasis on the criteria specified above. Nominations should be forwarded to the Section President (Mary Ellen Carter: maryellen.carter@bc.edu) by March 1. Upon receiving nominations, the Section’s Executive Council will weigh the merits of the nomination and vote on whether the nominee should win the award.

The winner will receive a plaque at the Midyear Meeting or at the AAA Annual Meeting.

FARS Lifetime Service Award Winner



2020 Marlene Plumlee, University of Utah  
2018 Katherine Schipper, Duke University  
2016 Thomas Linsmeier, FASB  
2015 Catherine Schrand  

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 2021 annual meeting reflected the voluntary efforts of Ed Owens and Joe Schroeder—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful virtual midyear meeting during January 2021, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, discussed papers and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” arrives in your email in-box.

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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 Papers

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

March 3, 2022 - Virtual

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021

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).