Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award

Sponsored by AICPA-CIMA


Purpose:  This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to management accounting education, research and/or practice over a sustained period of time.

Eligibility and Selection ProcessNomination of a candidate is confidential. Anyone wishing to nominate a candidate for the award should submit a one-to-two page letter nominating the candidate, any supporting materials such as letters from other supporters of the candidate and a current Curriculum Vitae to the Chair of the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award Committee. Nominations submitted in prior years will be considered along with nominations submitted this year. The closing date for Nominations is September 1, 2024. The award will be presented at the Midyear Meeting of the Management Accounting Section in January 2025.

The Award Committee will consist of the three (3) most immediate past presidents of the MAS each serving staggered three (3) year terms. The most senior member, i.e., the member with one year remaining on his or her term, will serve as chair. For the 2025 award, the chair is Willie Choi, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Award:  The recipient will receive a plaque and $3,500. The AICPA-CIMA sponsors this award.



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A Letter from Our Section President Khim Kelly, University of Central Florida

Dear Management Accounting Section (MAS) Members.

Welcome to the 2023/2024 year!

This year, we are excited to announce that we are looking for even more ways to connect with our members throughout the year. As part of this effort, we are pleased to invite you to join the MAS on LinkedIn (! Please use this platform to connect with the MAS community; to share teaching, research, and practice engagement resources; and to learn about our latest events.

The MAS started the new year with a great program put together by Todd Thornock and Curtis Hall (Co-Directors) at the 2023 AAA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Todd and Curtis organized 13 concurrent sessions and a panel session on “Teaching Management and Cost Accounting with Data Analytics”. We thank the authors who submitted 92 papers and the 130 volunteers who reviewed, discussed, and moderated for the Annual Meeting!

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Journal of Management Accounting Research

The mission of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) is to advance the theory and practice of management accounting through publication of high-quality applied and theoretical research, using any well-executed research method. JMAR serves the global community of scholars and practitioners whose work impacts or is informed by the role that accounting information plays in decision-making and performance measurement within organizations. Settings may include profit and not-for profit organizations, service, retail and manufacturing organizations and domestic, foreign, and multinational firms. JMAR furthermore seeks to advance an understanding of management accounting in its broader context, such as issues related to the interface between internal and external reporting or taxation. New theories, topical areas, and research methods, as well as original research with novel implications to improve practice and disseminate the best managerial accounting practices are encouraged.

JMAR publishes 3 issues per year in Spring, Summer, and Fall, and is indexed in Scopus and ESCI.