The Section shall serve the following purposes:

  1. To encourage, support, and promote interest in all aspects of international accounting through the American Accounting Association, both in the United States and throughout the rest of the world;
  2. To provide means of communication among AAA members, other academicians, and professional accountants interested in international accounting through:
    1. Regional and national Section meetings (held concurrently with meetings of the AAA or other organizations) as well as international meetings;
    2. An annual Section Midyear Conference;
    3. Publication of a newsletter (International Accounting Forum);
    4. Preparation of publications relevant to international accounting, particularly the Section journal (Journal of International Accounting Research);
    5. Collection and dissemination of information about international accounting courses taught throughout the world;
    6. Publication of a Section membershiplist (with indication of special interest areas); and
    7. Support of international liaison activities conducted by the AAA administrative office or other AAA committees, and the encouragement of international faculty exchanges;
  3. To encourage international accounting research by Section members and to provide a forum for exchange of research findings through:
    1. Appropriate programs at annual Section Meetings and Regional Meetings;
    2. Assisting AAA research committees and providing advisory groups for international accounting projects; and
    3. Monitoring of important international accounting events and foreign research;
  4. To facilitate, as far as feasible, special research, teaching, or information needs of Section members as they arise.

President's Letter

Dear Fellow Section Members,

It was great to see those of you who attended the midyear meeting of the International Accounting Section in Orlando last week. One benefit of holding the meeting jointly with Sections where we haven’t previously had collaboration, AIS and SET, was the opportunity to gain exposure to new topics. I was fortunate to attend both workshops on Thursday and while I’m personally far more likely to incorporate information from the PowerBI session into my classroom, the Blockchain/Hyperledger workshop was also informative. The plenary sessions on Friday and Saturday blended the topics of technology and globalization. Overall, I found the conference to be a great opportunity to exercise that trait at the heart of a lifelong learning mindset - curiosity.

The coordination of our 2020 Midyear Meeting by Co-chairs, Gia Chevis (Baylor University) and Maria Vulcheva (Florida International University), was remarkable. And, once again, the Ph.D./New Scholars Consortium, organized and run by Linda Myers...Read More


Journal of International Accounting

The Journal of International Accounting Research publishes articles that increase our understanding of the development and use of international accounting and reporting practices or attempt to improve extant practices. International accounting is broadly interpreted to include the reporting of international economic transactions; the study of differences among practices across countries; the study of interesting institutional and cultural factors that shape practices in a single country but have international implications; and the effect of international accounting practices on users. The Journal has a diverse readership and is interested in articles in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting, systems, tax, and other specialties within the field of accounting.


Joanna Ho, Journal of International Accounting Research
E: jlho@uci.edu



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