The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium

Doctoral Consortium Nomination Process

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The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section (FARS) Doctoral Consortium is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 10:30am to 5:00pm, preceding the FARS Midyear Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Students must be nominated by their doctoral-granting schools to attend. The nomination deadline is Thursday, October 22, 2020.

To encourage doctoral student attendance, FARS does not charge a registration fee for the Doctoral Consortium and provides lunch and snacks on the day of the Consortium. However, individual participants are responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, and other expenses. In addition, if participants are interested in attending the FARS Midyear Meeting, they should register for, and pay related fees to attend the meeting.

There are a small number of need-based scholarships available from FARS. Along with the Consortium nomination, the doctoral program chair (not the PhD student) should submit a letter of interest in one of these scholarships. The letter should include written justification of the nominee’s need (e.g., by attesting to the amount of the nominee’s annual travel budget). Scholarship funds will then be allocated by a separate scholarship committee.

In prior years, demand has exceeded capacity. Nominating a student does NOT ensure participation in the 2021 FARS Doctoral Consortium. Nominations will be reviewed, and applicants will receive notification of being accepted or waitlisted on or about November 9, 2020. Given the limited space, FARS allows a student to attend the consortium only once during the student’s Ph.D. program.

Student Eligibility

The Consortium is open to accounting Ph.D. students from doctoral-granting institutions who have a primary interest in financial accounting research. Students may be at any stage in their program, although students in the second or third years of doctoral study will receive the greatest benefit. One student per university will be allowed to attend. However, program chairs may nominate a second student and rank order the two students on the nomination form. We will consider second-ranked students as space permits.

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 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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Call for Papers

Accounting Organizations & Society

Conference on Accounting for Sustainability and Climage Change

Fall 2021 - Chicago

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).