2021 FARS Midyear Meeting FASB Update Slides

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



January 21-23, 2021

The 2021 Midyear Meeting of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) will be held January 21-23, 2021.

We are happy to announce our in-person conference will now transfer to a virtual setting while also preserving the key elements of our traditional program. Our members from around the world will be able to attend the meeting, interact with each other, and strengthen the work being shared. To make this a reality, we’ve designed and built a conference that lets you participate in sessions in a flexible and personalized way.

More information to come and we look forward to “seeing” you there!

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 annual meeting earlier this month reflected the outstanding voluntary efforts of Gauri Bhat and Urooj Khan—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful midyear meeting in Nashville on January 23–25, 2020, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” comes out later this year.

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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

FARS and Journal of Financial Reporting Research Methods Virtual Mini-Conference

January 21, 2021

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020

Accounting Organizations & Society

Conference on Accounting for Sustainability and Climate Change

Fall 2022 - Chicago

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022

Midyear Meeting

PowerPoint Slides from FASB Update at 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting

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).