FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SECTION AWARDS

The Forensic Accounting Section seeks award nominations for the best research paper, the best teaching innovation, and the best dissertation paper dealing with forensic accounting, to be presented at the AAA Annual Meeting. Each award has a cash prize. For coauthored work, the cash prize will be divided among the authors.

Please send nominations for these awards to Diane Matson, Chair of the Awards Committee, by Monday, March 1, 2021 at dmmatson@stthomas.edu. Electronic submission is required.

 

Best Research Paper Award in forensic accounting. Papers published within the last three years are preferred, although exceptional working papers and papers published less recently may be considered. Criteria upon which nominations will be judged include but are not limited to:

    • Originality.
    • Empirical, experimental, or methodological design.
    • Contribution to the body of knowledge.
    • Potential impact on practice.

2020 Best Research Paper Award Winner(s):
Joseph M. Wall of Marquette University, Darin (Kip) Holderness of West Virginia University and Andrea Scheetz of Georgia Southern University for Outsiders Looking In: Do Non-Permanent Workers Whistleblow?

 

The Best Teaching Innovation Award pertains to a course in forensic accounting. Preference is given to teaching innovations that have been published or that have other external evidence of quality to help the committee evaluate the contribution. The teaching innovation might include, but is not limited to:

    • The development of a new framework or paradigm.
    • The development of a creative learning technique or methodology.
    • The use of original cases or other course materials designed by the instructor.
    • The integration of ethics or communications skills into forensic accounting courses.

2020 Best Teaching Innovation Award Winner(s):
Ronald J. Daigle of Sam Houston State University, David C. Hayes of James Madison University and Dwayne N. McSwain of Appalachian State University for Solving the “Mystery” of Profiling Fraud:  Teaching Students About Occupational Fraud by Examining Episodes of Mystery Diners

 

The Dissertation Paper Award is given to the author of a dissertation related to forensic accounting that was completed within the last three years. Candidates must submit a working paper from the dissertation. Criteria for the best dissertation include:

    • Originality.
    • Empirical, experimental, or methodological design.
    • Contribution to the literature.
    • Impact on practice.

2020 Best Dissertation Paper Award Winner(s):
Khanh Nguyen, Dissertation from University of Southern Queensland, Australia for The Occurrences and Potential Mitigation of Occupational Fraud in the International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) Sector in Vietnam:  An Empirical Holistic Approach

President's Letter

Dear Colleagues:

As we celebrate the successful completion of another academic year and we get ready to kick off a new year perhaps with the help of our annual American Accounting Association Convection in NYC in August, it is a good time to appreciate what we have accomplished this year.

Forensic Accounting Section 2016 Midyear Meeting I am very pleased to report that this year’s Midyear Meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina March 4-5, 2016. With 128 attendees, it was the largest and most successful FA Section midyear meeting to date.

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Midyear Meeting

2021 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference. March 4-5, 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. The conference will consist of keynote speakers, concurrent sessions dealing with a wide variety of fraud examination and forensic accounting topics, including whistleblowing, panel discussions, case work, and other scholarly activity.

Join Forensic Accounting

Discover why the FAS Section is one of the AAA's fastest growing sections.

Forensic accounting touches all areas of the AAA: financial, behavioral, taxation, auditing, not-for-profit, information systems, international accounting, and management accounting. The Forensic Accounting Section (FAS) enables members to share classroom best practices and provides a linkage between the classroom and practitioners in an inclusive environment.

You are encouraged to join FAS today. If you are not an AAA member, you may join the AAA and FAS online. If you are an AAA member but would like to join the FAS Section, you may download a section member application and either fax, mail, or email it to:

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Journal

Journal of Forensic Accounting Research

The Journal of Forensic Accounting Research is the new journal of the Forensic Accounting Section.

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Deloitte Foundation

Forensic Accounting Case Study Series

Matt Sherman, senior consultant, Deloitte Advisory, presented a session entitled, “Effective Learning Through Cases: Examples from the Deloitte Foundation Forensic Accounting Case Study Series”. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation sponsored forensic accounting cases. Learn more about the AAA Forensic Accounting Conference

Editor's Message

JFAR Editor’s Message

As the incoming editor of the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (JFAR), I take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year! First and foremost, I would like to thank Professor Charles Bailey for getting JFAR started and maintaining its good quality. My sincere gratitude is to the Forensic Accounting Section (FAS) of the AAA for reposing confidence in my scholarly abilities to serve as JFAR Editor.

As part of my priority tasks when taking on the JFAR helm, I am planning to continue prior efforts to expand the Journal’s scope while simultaneously improving the quality and enhancing the quantity of submissions. I know this is a tall order and therefore, I am looking for the collective support of the AAA Forensic Accounting Section in achieving this desirable outcome.

I expect to be in St. Louis for the 2019 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference from March 1-2 and will seek your advice in developing an effective strategic plan for advancing and sustaining JFAR.
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