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The American Accounting Association remembers and honors our colleagues who have truly been thought leaders in accounting education and have helped to shape the future of accounting through their teaching and research. Please join us in sending condolences to the families of these longtime and influential members of the Association:

James Donald Edwards, Sr.
Paul Miles Clikeman
G. Peter Wilson
Debra Kay Kerby
Gerald Albert Feltham
Richard Victor Alvarus Mattessich
John Kaul Simmons
Stanley Harold Kratchman
George H. Sorter
Edmund Outslay
Hubert Darnell Glover
 

Latest Press Releases

 12/1/2020- Offices With More Non-CPA Staff Boast Higher Quality Audits
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 10/13/2020- Study’s advice to investors glued to smartphone apps: Be wary of those little audible dings that signal news
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 09/23/2020- Should the U.S. broaden its mandate on auditor rotation? No support for doing so emerges from new research
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 09/08/2020- Universally acclaimed though it may be, transparency can inhibit workers from their best efforts, study finds
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 08/17/2020-

 More than a personal hardship, sexual harassment foreshadows weak stock performance, study finds

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 07/20/2020- When employees have to make frequent reports, it lowers their performance, new research suggests
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 06/26/2020- Companies that curtail auditors’ tax services for sake of appearances pay stiff price in higher rates, study finds
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 06/8/2020- High fees for executive-compensation consultants are likely a tipoff to sumptuous CEO pay, study finds
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 05/8/2020- How effective has tax reform been in reducing companies' shifting of activities abroad? New research raises doubts
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 04/13/2020-  To avoid audit required by controversial federal regulation small firms incur debt instead of selling stock, study finds
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 03/09/2020-  Being native to the locale of company headquarters inclines CEOs to manage for the long term, study finds
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 02/13/2020-  Extreme language in earnings conference calls is more conviction than hype, study reveals
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 01/17/2020-  In social missions, whether for profit or not, low pay augurs high performance, study suggests
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 12/13/2019-  With fate of Dodd-Frank rule on clawbacks in doubt, study finds they prompt drops in corporate tax rates
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 11/19/2019- Should CFOs serve on other companies’ boards? Although few do so, it enhances home-firm accounting
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10/30/2019-Threat to quality if alumnus of a company’s audit firm sits on board audit committee? Quite the contrary, study finds
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 10/14/2019- Company lawsuit risk may be disagreeable to its execs but benefits investors by spurring openness, study finds
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 9/16/2019- Does new rule requiring audit partner disclosure enhance firms’ financial reporting? Initial research raises doubts
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 8/29/2019- Investors favor companies’ tax avoidance and good corporate citizenship, but not in tandem, study finds
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 8/8/2019- Audit firms’ reputations suffer when they issue negative opinions about corporate clients’ accounting, study finds

 7/23/2019- Tax-reform bill has boosted multinationals’ capital investments abroad more than at home, study finds

 6/19/2019- Assumption of expanded roles by CFOs has been a plus for corporate governance, new study finds
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 5/28/2019- Penalizing failure to reach goals may be an effective spur to achievement but also fosters lying about it, study finds
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 5/7/2019- Opinion-shopping for auditors pays off for troubled firms but to the likely detriment of investors, research finds
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 4/15/2019- What drives company income smoothing? To a large extent the CEO’s holdings of stocks and options do, study finds
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 3/13/2019- How can managers foster creativity? Rewarding quantity paves the way for quality, new accounting research finds
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 2/19/2019- Four elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame

 2/15/2019- In revising their forecasts of companies’ current earnings, analysts accentuate the negative, new research finds
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 1/14/2019- Companies’ tax aggressiveness sows investor confusion about basics of firms’ finances and operations, study finds
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Press Releases Archive

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Oct 15

CPA Practice Advisor: Research: App-Reliant Investors Should Ignore the Dings of Push Notifications

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Oct 7

Accounting Today: Studies question need for auditor rotation

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Sep 28

CFO Dive: Rotations don't lead to audit improvements, studies find

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Sep 25

CFO: Audit Partner Rotation Delivers Few Benefits: Study

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Sep 24

CPA Practice Advisor: Should U.S. Broaden Mandate on Auditor Rotation?

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Sep 21

Financial Times: The contagious risks and rewards of remote working

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Sep 8

CFO Dive: High transparency culture can work against performance

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Sep 8

CPA Practice Advisor: Can Corporate Transparency Inhibit Worker Productivity?

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Sep 2

Thomson Reuters: Companies that Cut Back Auditors’ Tax Services for Appearances Had Higher Tax Rates, Study Finds

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Aug 21

NPR: Workplace sexual misconduct hurts company value, new data shows

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Aug 17

Bloomberg: A #MeToo Lesson for CEOs: Being a Creep Puts Stock Price at Risk

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Aug 17

CFO Dive: Rank-and-file sexual harassment can devalue companies by 20%

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Aug 17

CFO: Sexual Harassment Foreshadows Weak Stock Performance: Study

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Aug 17

Value Walk: Sexual Harassment Foreshadows Declining Stock Returns

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Aug 17

CPA Practice Advisor: Sexual Harassment Can Cause Stock Market Trouble for Public Businesses

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Jul 24

Inc.: New Research: Status Reports Can Make Teams Less Effective

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Jul 22

CFO: Frequent Worker Reporting Lowers Worker Performance

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Jul 22

CFO Dive: Staff do worse when asked to report frequently, accounting study shows

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Jul 21

CPA Practice Advisor: Frequent Performance Reporting Causes Anxiety, Lowers Productivity in Remote Workers

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Jul 14

Accounting Today: Avoiding tax services from audit firms proves initially costly for companies

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Jul 6

Agenda: Study: High Comp Consultant Fees Drive up CEO Pay

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Jun 30

CFO: Curtailing Auditors' Tax Services for Appearances Brings Higher Rates

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Jun 29

CFO Dive: Companies face higher costs after dismissing auditor's tax services

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Jun 29

ValueWalk - Curtailing Auditor Tax Services Raises Firms' Taxes: Study

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Jun 26

CFO Dive: Study: Higher-paid consultants tend to recommend higher CEO compensation

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Jun 2020

Accounting Today: Educating the future


Jun 9

CFO: High Fees for Exec-Comp Consultants a Tipoff to Sumptuous CEO Pay: Study

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Jun 9

CPA Practice Advisor: High Fees for Compensation Consultants Leads to Higher CEO Pay

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Jun 9

Value Walk: EC Fees Likely a Tipoff to Sumptuous CEO Pay

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May 18

Accounting Today: Congress should leave accounting standards to FASB


May 13

Accounting Today: Study questions effectiveness of TCJA at stemming foreign R&D shifting

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May 11

CFO Dive: Wages holding back repatriation of foreign profits, study finds

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May 11

CFO: Multinational Derive Huge Benefits From Shifting R&D Abroad

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May 11

CPA Practice Advisor: Did Corporate Tax Cuts Reduce Shifts Abroad?

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Apr 17

Accounting Today: Small companies avoid internal controls attestations by taking on debt

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Apr 14

CFO Dive: Study: Pandemic impact on small companies worsened by Sarbanes-Oxley

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Apr 14

CFO: SOX 404 Exemption Pushes Small Companies to Incur Debt: Study

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Apr 13

CPA Practice Advisor: Some Businesses Choosing Debt Over Selling Stock to Avoid Audit

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Apr 13

Value Walk: SOX 404-driven choice could prove costly in COVID-19 era

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Mar 16

Post Online Media: If you want long term strategy, hire local CEO

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Mar 10

CPA Practice Advisor: Local-Sourced CEOs More Likely to Think Long Term

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Mar 10

CFO Dive: Local Leaders possess greater long-term company focus

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Mar 10

CFO: Locally Grown CEOs Manage for the Longer Term

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Feb 25

CPA Practice Advisor: Report: Is Extreme Language in Earnings Calls a Benefit for Investors and Managers?

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Feb 25

IR Magazine: Extreme language on earnings calls has positive result, study finds

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Feb 25

Seeking Alpha – Earnings Lies and Why Munger Says "EBITDA Is Bull S***"

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Feb 19

CFO Dive: Extreme optimism on earnings calls OK, study finds

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Feb 18

CFO: "Extreme Language" in Earnings Calls Linked to Outperformance

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Feb 13

Inc.: Some Teams Perform Better When Paid Less, According to New Research

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Feb 7

WG&L Accounting and Compliance Alert: Executive Compensation “Clawback" May Encourage Companies to Look for Tax Savings, Study Finds

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Jan 27

CPA Practice Advisor: For Organizations with a Social Mission, Low Pay Does Not Equal Low Performance

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Jan 26

CFO Dive: 2020 Trends: Rise of the CFO-COO

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Jan 22

CFO Dive: Study: Mission-motivated employees perform better despite lower pay

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