Midyear Meeting Connecting to Practice Award

Purpose: The FARS Midyear Meeting Connecting to Practice Award is intended to encourage research that focuses on topics relevant to practitioners, standard-setters, regulators, and other financial reporting users. The award will be made to the author(s) of a paper presented at the FARS midyear meeting that is judged to have the greatest potential to provide unique insights to the academic community about practice as well as insights that would be relevant to the practitioner community (e.g., insights related to standard-setting or policymaking).

Nature of Award: The FARS Midyear Meeting Connecting to Practice Award carries with it a $1,500 cash prize and engraved plaques for the author(s) of the winning paper. The winner(s) will be announced and recognized at the Section’s meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting in the year of the award, on the FARS website, and through all FARS’ social media accounts.

Rules and Submission Procedure: After the FARS Midyear Meeting, the FARS Integrating Research and Practice Committee will contact meeting attendees to ask for nominations. The FARS Integrating Research and Practice Committee will obtain copies of all nominated papers and determine the award winners. Members of the FARS Integrating Research and Practice Committee can opt to include practitioners in the selection process as they see fit. The winning paper will be exemplary in its ability to relate directly to practice, encourage innovation in practice or in future practice-oriented research.

Nomination: To submit a nomination, e-mail a PDF of the nominated paper and accompanying nomination letter to the Chair of the FARS Integrating Research and Practice Committee.

Chair of the FARS Integrating Research and Practice Committee: Nicole Cade (ncade@katz.pitt.edu)

Deadline for nominations: March 1

Note: If any paper authored by a member of the FARS Integrating Research and Practice Committee are nominated for this award, the relevant committee member must either recuse themselves from the vote or remove their paper from consideration.

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.”

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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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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).