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 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 Climate Change

Fall 2022 - Chicago

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

Midyear Meeting

PowerPoint Slides from FASB Update at 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting

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).