Introduction to the Repository of International Accounting Syllabi (Dated July 2020)

The Repository of Accounting Syllabi emerged during the 2019-2020 academic year and was created to foster collaboration and sharing of teaching ideas and materials across the members of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. Co-chairs of the IAS Curriculum Committee 2019-2020, Asheq Rahman (Auckland University and Technology) and Laura Swenson (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee), obtained the syllabi using two primary means of collection. The first was through a call for syllabi that was posted in the IAS section news sent to IAS section members via e-mail. The second (which is still ongoing) was via direct solicitation of department chairs. In order to complete the latter, a list of AACSB accredited accounting programs in the United States was gathered as well as available department chair e-mails. The authors also reached out to personal contacts. We thank those that have contributed and ask that any others interested in contributing to the repository of syllabi contact Asheq Rahman ( or Laura Swenson (


President's Letter
Gia Chevis,
IAS Section President

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are having a wonderful year so far! I don’t know that I’ve quite adjusted to a “new normal” after the height of the pandemic, but these last few years have certainly been an interesting time. Maybe it’s age, or the obscuring mists of time, but it sure feels like the rate of change has been much faster over the last five years than it was for the first fifteen of my academic career, and that’s including the heyday of international financial reporting convergence!

It is with great delight, therefore, that I’m able to return again and again to my International Accounting Section family. The home I have found in this wonderful group of people has been a balm for my soul. Whether you’ve been in the section for what feels like forever or you’re new to the team, I hope that the midyear and annual meetings are occasions for connection and celebration.


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


2023 Annual Meeting

The meeting dates are:

2023 Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting 
August 5-6, 2023

2023 AAA Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Workshops
August 5-6, 2023

2023 AAA Annual Meeting
August 7-9, 2023

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Call for Nominations

Nominations for the IAS Outstanding Dissertation, Outstanding Service, and Outstanding Educator Awards are now open, please click here to learn more about these awards and the nominations process