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 Stephen Steubben (Stephen.Stubben@Eccles.Utah.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 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).