2021 FARS Midyear Meeting FASB Update Slides

2021 FARS Midyear Meeting News

The 2021 FARS Midyear meeting was held virtually on January 21-23, 2021. Over 800 members attended. Special thanks to Sarah McVay, past president of FARS, who planned the meeting; Ed deHaan, who coordinated the FARS technical session; Allison Koester and Oktay Urcan, who coordinated the concurrent research sessions and the research roundtables.  Thanks also to Vicki Dickinson and Ben Whipple for organizing the full-day doctoral consortium that immediately preceded the midyear meeting.

Congratulations to the winners of the following awards that were presented at the 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting:

Distinguished PhD Mentoring Award 2021

Presented to Patricia Dechow from the University of Southern California

FARS Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

Presented to Jerry Zimmerman from the University of Rochester 




We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Midyear Meeting of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Hilton Denver City Center, January 20-22, 2022.

Oktay Urcan and Maria Correia, the research coordinators, and Clare Wang, the program coordinator, are working hard to put together an engaging and informative program. Research paper submissions will open this summer and we look forward to submissions of high-quality academic papers that will allow us to compile a top-notch research program. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Submission information will be sent soon. 

Please save the date. We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

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 2021 annual meeting reflected the voluntary efforts of Ed Owens and Joe Schroeder—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful virtual midyear meeting during January 2021, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, discussed papers and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” arrives in your email in-box.

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Call for Papers

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

March 3, 2022 - Virtual

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021

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).