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,

The beginning of the new AAA service year (and the beginning of the Academic Calendar for many) marks a natural occasion to reflect on our Section’s activities and outlook. The importance of our Section to so many is reflected in the large number of volunteers who give their time and energy for our collective benefit. Over this past year, more than 100 individuals have served our Section in various volunteer capacities, and all are deeply and sincerely appreciated. Being a member of the International Accounting Section provides for important interactions among individuals from different countries across a breadth of issues – research, education, and practice.

Recent Activities
As many of you know, over the past few years the AAA greatly improved the financial information provided to the individual sections. As a result, the Executive Committee of the International Section has been ...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


Midyear Meeting

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January 23 - 25, 2020

The 2020 International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen Center on January 23-25, 2020. The meeting will be joint with two other sections of the AAA: the Accounting Information Systems Section and the Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section. This meeting will include both separate and combined sessions, and the cross-section collaboration promises to offer new insights and inspirations for the coming decade.

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