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,

What a pleasure it was to see such engagement in our joint AAA International Section/IAAER meeting held from January 28-30, 2021. The quality of the meeting was outstanding--every session was well attended with active participation! It is impossible in this letter to thank all of the many individuals who made this meeting so successful. Nonetheless, I again must thank meeting co-chairs Sydney Shu (Miami University – Ohio) and Kim Duong (Old Dominion University), as well as track chair Oksana Kim (Minnesota State University – Mankato) and Donna Street (IAAER Director of Research and University of Dayton), for their outstanding work in organizing the meeting. The Ph.D./New Faculty Consortium was well organized by Maria Vulcheyva (Florida International University) and involved many of the executive leaders of IAAER. Young researchers and others told me how much they appreciated the plenary sessions. Four of the sessions addressed connections between accounting research and practice issues across the breadth of areas of interest to our members....Continue Reading


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.


Steven Lin, Journal of International Accounting Research
E: swlin@memphis.edu


2021 Annual Meeting

The meeting dates are:
2021 Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting – July 8 & July 9
2021 AAA Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Events - July 29 & July 30
2021 AAA Annual Meeting - August 2 to August 5

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Journal of International Accounting Research

Eighth International Conference

June 23-26, 2021