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 (Sarah McVay: smcvay@uw.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 Winners

2018Katherine 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 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).