Membership

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About Sections & Regions

Members can join one of 17 special interest Sections to connect with others around the globe in their specialized areas of interest. AAA Meetings—including the Annual Meeting and Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting— are held year-round where members can present their work, collaborate with others, and learn the latest research and teaching advances.

Digital Library

Members have online access to the Digital Library where they can view 17 world-class journals including The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. Members can also receive discounted journal submission fees.

Members can take advantage of our Career Services offerings throughout their career—whether just starting out—or well into their teaching/research endeavors. AAA supports careers through networking and high-profile volunteer opportunities.

Career Enhancements

Members-Only Webinars with Free CPE

Members have access to free AAA webinars—including the weARE Accounting and Research series—where they have the ability to earn CPE credit hours. Webinars provide teaching resources, best practices in teaching, and cutting-edge research methodologies.

Volunteer Opportunities

Members have the ability to Volunteer for Association-wide committees and task forces, as well as the ability to participate in Section and Region leadership roles and committees

Volunteer Today

Diverse and engaged members are critical elements for a successful, thriving, and influential Association. As members of the American Accounting Association, we work each day to create an atmosphere of inclusion for every accounting element, specialty, research, or educational field and those individuals who support and represent them.

"Starting in 1972 when I joined AAA as a graduate student, the organization has helped me network, learn, disseminate my ideas and work, and serve US and international accounting community. I urge you to join."

– Shyam Sunder, Yale University

"In AAA, I have found a goldmine of resources to make me a better teacher, researcher, and educator. By interacting with colleagues at the AAA conferences and committees, I continually get ideas not just to push my research agenda further but also to make me a better educator. So many of these professional colleagues have now become personal friends and serving the an immensely satisfying and enriching experience for me."

– Mahendra Gujarathi, Bentley University

"I am a firm believer in being a member of the AAA. Membership benefits me in many ways, and it can do the same for you. Three ways stand out. First, the AAA provides opportunities to interact and learn from others in our profession. This not only enriches my research and teaching, but also introduces me to new colleagues, many of whom have become lifelong friends. Second, the AAA facilitates my ability to contribute beyond myself to others, which is a precious gift. Third, the AAA amplifies my voice, and that of my research and teaching, by combining it with the voices of my colleagues to the benefit of society as a whole. What more could you ask?"

– Mary Barth, Stanford University

Full Academic/Full Non-Academic – Accounting Faculty, Researchers, or those in Practice.

  • Unlimited online access to our seventeen world-class Journals, including Teaching Notes, both are searchable and downloadable.
  • Reduced submission fees to select AAA journals.
  • AAA DEIB Certificate, The Architecture of Inclusion, is available to all members for FREE.
  • Join one or more of the 17 special interest Sections.
  • Enhance your career or department with our online Career Center.
  • Meeting registration discounts on many of our meetings and AAA sponsored events, earn low cost Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
  • Attend weARE webinar series on Accounting Research and Education earn free CPE credit hours– an exclusive benefit to AAA members
  • Volunteer for Association committees, serve in Section and Region leadership roles.

Students (Doctoral / Master/ Bachelors programs)

  • Unlimited online access to our seventeen world-class journals, which are searchable and downloadable.
  • Reduced submission fees to select AAA journals.
  • AAA DEIB Certificate, The Architecture of Inclusion, is available to all members for FREE.
  • Join one or more of the 16 special interest Sections at a special student rate.
  • Attend weARE webinar series on Accounting Research and Education earn free CPE credit hours– an exclusive benefit to AAA members.
  • Enhance your career with our online Career Center.
  • Receive registration discounts on many of our meetings and low cost Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
  • Opportunities to attend doctoral consortiums at select meetings.

Two-Year College Faculty – Accounting Faculty

  • Unlimited online access to our seventeen world-class journals, and Teaching Notes which are searchable and downloadable.
  • Reduced submission fees to select AAA journals.
  • AAA DEIB Certificate, The Architecture of Inclusion, is available to all members for FREE.
  • Join one or more of the 17 special interest Sections.
  • Enhance your career with our online Career Center.
  • Meeting registration discounts on many of our meetings and AAA sponsored events, earn low cost Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
  • Attend weARE webinar series on Accounting Research and Education earn free CPE credit hours– an exclusive benefit to AAA members.

Retired – for those who have retired from full time teaching (teaching not more than 1 course per semester), Research or Practice.

  • Unlimited online access to our seventeen world-class Journals, including Teaching Notes, both are searchable and downloadable.
  • Reduced member pricing for article submission fees to select AAA journals.
  • AAA DEIB Certificate, The Architecture of Inclusion, is available to all members for FREE.
  • Join one or more of the 17 special interest Sections.
  • Attend weARE webinar series on Accounting Research and Education earn free CPE credit hours– an exclusive benefit to AAA members.
  • Enhance your career with our online Career Center.
  • Volunteer for Association committees, serve in Section and Region leadership roles.
  • Registration discounts on many AAA meetings and AAA Sponsored events - and low cost Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

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