About Financial Accounting and Reporting Section


Hello FARS Members,

Our next midyear meeting will be held from January 19 to 21, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting will be primarily in person, with a small virtual component.

You can expect the usual high-quality FARS midyear meeting, with a doctoral consortium, plenary sessions, awards presentations, concurrent research sessions, and roundtable research sessions. While we hope that many of you will attend FARS in person, we realize that travel is difficult for some given teaching schedules and possible travel limitations. To accommodate those of you who are not able to travel to Phoenix, we plan to one-way stream the plenary sessions and awards presentations, and we will offer a limited number of concurrent research sessions over Zoom during the midyear meeting. For the concurrent research sessions on Zoom, the presenter will be remote, and anyone registered to attend the midyear meeting can participate.

The call for FARS midyear meeting paper submissions will go out soon, and submitters will indicate whether they prefer to present their paper in-person vs. through Zoom. Registration information will soon be available; we are holding the in-person registration fees at their January 2020 level, but increasing the virtual registration fees to reflect technology costs related to streaming, etc.

We will soon be sending out nomination information related to the FARS doctoral consortium. Please keep in mind that FARS has a small budget for scholarships for doctoral students and junior faculty members.

We hope to see you in Phoenix!

Stephannie Larocque (FARS President and 2023 Midyear Meeting Coordinator) and Steve Stubben (FARS Incoming President)



By Preeti Choudhary
This list includes opportunities for academic researchers to showcase their research to a broader audience that includes practitioners. Many of the opportunities listed below also take contributions from practitioners. Researchers can use this list to increase their awareness of topics of interest in practice as well as outlets for increasing practitioner visibility of their work.

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President's Letter

Steve Stubben
2022-2023 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 nearly 1,500 members from around the world!

The original mission still stands today, which is “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.”

It's truly amazing to reflect on all that’s been done over the past 29 years to fulfill this mission, and the extensive efforts by so many volunteers and AAA staff over the years.

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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 Journal of Financial Reporting: 2nd Annual Research Mini-Conference

March 3, 2022, 1-4pm EST - Virtual

Midyear Meeting

PowerPoint Slides from FASB Update at 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting

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).