Letter from the President

Welcome to the webpage for the AAA Management Accounting Section!

The Management Accounting Section (MAS) is a diverse community of academics and practitioners from all over the world dedicated to advancing the practice, research, and teaching of management accounting. We have strong partnerships with several organizations, including the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), CPA Canada, and Wiley. Through these partnerships, MAS offers a wide range of resources to support its members. I encourage you to click on the “Resources” tab on the top of the webpage to learn more!

In addition to a wide range of resources, MAS also offers many opportunities for its members to connect with each other. This year, our events include the following:

  • The IMA/MAS Teaching Case Conference at Northern Kentucky University on October 7-8, 2022. Amal Said and Christine Denison have an amazing program lined up for this event!
  • The IMA Doctoral Colloquium at Emory University on January 5, 2023. Laura Wang and Kyonghee Kim are putting together a great day, with fantastic panels and speakers. Also, please click on the “PhD Mentorship Program” tab on the top of the webpage to learn more about the opportunity for doctoral students to receive feedback on a research proposal.
  • The MAS Midyear Meeting at Emory University on January 5-7, 2023. Markus Arnold and Sofia Lourenco and their team of volunteers are busy at work to organize our first in-person conference since 2020!
  • The CGMA Teaching Symposium will be held virtually around the time of the midyear meeting. Romana Autrey and Serena Loftus and their team of volunteers will have a great program for us! Please stay tuned for more details.

Under the leadership of Michal Matejka, our section journal, the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR), continues to flourish as a premier outlet for management accounting research. Click on the “JMAR” tab at the top of the webpage to learn more about JMAR, and please consider JMAR as an outlet for your research.

Finally, the success of our section relies crucially on volunteers. This year, an impressive group of volunteers are tackling important issues on behalf of our section. We have teams considering the future of management accounting education, enhancing our relationships and our visibility with practice, and understanding how the section can best serve the needs of our members.

If you are interested in serving the section, don’t wait to be asked! Please contact either me or our President-Elect, Khim Kelly (Khim.Kelly@ucf.edu). With over 100 volunteer positions, you will be able to find opportunities that match your interests.

Michael Williamson
MAS Section President

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 (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12007279/)! 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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Dear MAS members, As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2022–2024 term, I am excited to announce the editorial team that will serve during my term. We will have a group of 13 Editors who are distinguished scholars ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high-quality and relevant management accounting research. We will also have a great new Editorial Advisory and Review Board with 44 accomplished members.

Continuing JMAR’s mission to promote diverse topics and methodological perspectives, the new editorial team covers all methods of management accounting research. Close to 50% of the team is based outside of the US, which also continues the tradition of a wide geographical representation.

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