Mission Statement

Mission StatementThe Management Accounting Section shall strive to stimulate and improve the teaching, researching and practice of accounting that assists in the effective and efficient management of entities. The goals of the Section include the following:

  • Improve the effectiveness of instruction in management accounting by fostering development, testing and discussion of methods and materials, as well as course offerings;
  • Encourage research in management accounting by facilitating the exchange of ideas and findings, and through opportunities for exposure of research results;
  • Increase opportunities for the interchange of ideas among members of the academic and professional community who are interested in management accounting; and
  • Encourage capable and promising accounting students to pursue careers in management accounting by enhancing their knowledge of the activities, responsibilities and opportunities offered by such careers.

Letter from the President

Allen Webb

Dear Members of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA;

As one of my first official duties as MAS President, it is a pleasure to provide this summary of recent news and events, highlights of some new initiatives planned for the coming year, and reminders of upcoming deadlines and activities. Doing all we do as a section requires tremendous dedication by our members. I am incredibly grateful for the over 100 members who readily agreed to volunteer their time and talent during my term as President. Thank you all for your commitment to the success of the MAS in the upcoming year!

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Annie Farrell, Past-President and Mina Pizzini, former Secretary Treasurer, for their exemplary service to the MAS. As with most leadership positions, there is a significant amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the MAS running smoothly, as I am now learning! Both Annie and Mina worked tirelessly and enthusiastically in their roles and continue to provide ...

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Journal

Dear MAS members,

As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2019-2021 term, I am excited to announce the team of Editors that will serve during my term. They are a group of 13 strong researchers that are ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high quality and relevant management accounting research.

Continuing on JMAR’s promise to include diverse methodological perspectives, we have editors covering all methods used to address management accounting issues, and have wide geographical representation with 46% of the editors not based in the US. Furthermore, the incoming Editorial Board which are relied upon to do the bulk of the reviewing will, for the first time in JMAR’s history, consists of a majority of non-US based researchers. I will announce the incoming Editorial Board members at the Management Accounting Section’s midyear meeting in January.

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