Accounting IS Big Data Conference

Overview Materials

The AAA’s Centers for Advancing Accounting is working with members, professional accountants, students, and industry leaders to develop a repository of resources that will help those interested in learning more about how Accounting IS Big Data. The materials here are the starting point for this initiative, including the work from our meetings, sponsors, members, and professional accountants. We hope that conference attendees will share their materials and links to their top resources so we can include them in the web page; Click Here to nominate resources for the page.

CFO's: Emerging Big Data Opportunities for CFOs by Jeff Thompson:

Reimagining Auditing in a Wired World:

Forensic and Valuation Services: Big Data Cited as Top Issue for Some CPA's by Jason Bramwell:


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Thank you to our sponsors


Thank you to our sponsors


Accounting IS Big Data Conference


Big data and analytics are transforming many aspects of business and accounting has many opportunities to both enable change and to be changed.


The AAA’s Centers for Advancing Accounting are facilitating the exploration of the role of big data and analytics in the accounting profession. With input from professional accountants, members of the academy from multiple fields, and technology leaders, the anticipated outcomes include identifying opportunities for accounting practices, education, and research.


The AAA's Centers for Advancing Accounting hosted their inaugural event: the Accounting IS Big Data Conference, on September 3-4, 2015 in New York City at the New York Marriott Marquis located in the heart of Times Square. 

The meeting was amazing.  If you did not attend, you will still be able to participate!  The sessions were all video taped and will be made available to AAA members shortly. Case materials used during the conference will also be made available to AAA academic members soon.


The teaching and research related discussions held during the meeting were a great start and will continue throughout the year with webinars, research initiatives, teaching materials, white paper development, and the aggregation of other resources to spark collaboration as we explore the opportunities and risks that big data provides to the accounting profession and academy.  Many thanks to contributors from both the practice and academic communities!