2020 FARS Midyear Meeting News

The 2020 FARS Midyear meeting was held January 23-25, 2020 in Nashville Tennessee. Over 550 members were in attendance. Special thanks to Nicole Thorne Jenkins, past president of FARS, who planned the meeting; Vishal Baloria and Adrienna Huffman, the Midyear meeting coordinators; Manuel Sanchez, who coordinated the concurrent research sessions; and Paul Hutchison and Blair Marquardt who coordinated the research roundtables.  Thanks also to Brad Badertscher and Jake Thornock for organizing the full-day doctoral consortium that immediately preceded the midyear meeting which was graciously hosted by Tennessee State University.


We would like to congratulate our winner of the following award that was presented at the Midyear Meeting:


Distinguished PhD Mentoring Award 2020

Presented to Doug Skinner from the University of Chicago


Finally, please save the date for the 2021 FARS Midyear meeting which will be held in Denver, Colorado January 21-23, 2021!


January 21-23, 2021 • Denver Colorado

The 2021 Midyear Meeting of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Hilton Denver City Center, January 21-23, 2021.

We look forward to another top-notch research program.

Photo Credit: Visit Denver

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).