AAA’s Role in Society

As Thought Leaders in Accounting, the American Accounting Association and its members are engaged with practice and participation discussions of national concern. The AAA's strategic plan emphasizes our vision of Thought Leadership. We accomplish this through our research, education, and input on accounting policies and standard setting.

AAA Newsroom

Welcome to the Newsroom of the American Accounting Association. Here you'll find press releases on the latest happenings at the AAA. If you have any questions about a Press Release or In the News item, please contact:

David Twiddy
American Accounting Association
Email: david.twiddy@aaahq.org
Phone: 941-556-4115

In Memoriam

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 and colleagues of these members of the Association:

Cynthia Diane Tollerson
Roger Herbert Hermanson
Janie Casello Bouges
John Daniel (Dan) Eshleman
Richard William Powell
Lori Holder-Webb
Paul J. Miranti
Dr. Peter R. Gillett
Dr. Laurie W. Pant
Dr. Sandra W. Shelton
Doyle Z. Williams
Dr. Irvin N. Gleim
Thomas Dale Tolleson
Stephen Richard Goldberg
Earl Ray Wilson
James Donald Edwards, Sr.
Paul Miles Clikeman
G. Peter Wilson
Debra Kay Kerby
 

 

 

 

   

Latest Press Releases

 09/28/2022- The American Accounting Association Partners with Silverchair
View the Article
 09/20/2022- American Accounting Association Selects KGL for Full-Service Journal Production

 09/19/2022- Study Finds Employee Gender Influences Evaluations of Past Performance, Future Potential

 06/09/2022- BDO Furthers Commitment to Accounting Education: Sponsors the American Accounting Association’s Accounting PhD Rookie Recruiting and Research Camp

 05/11/2022- Study Finds CEO Sports Hobbies Offer Insight on Their Approach to Tax Risk

View the Article

 04/26/2022- Study Finds Corporate Social Responsibility Boosts Tech Innovation
View the Article
 10/11/2021- What Accounting Firms Need to Do If They Are Serious About Diversity
View the Article
 7/13/2021- Work-Life Balance Is Associated with High-Quality Audits; Job Satisfaction Isn't
View the Article
 6/2/2021- Study Finds Data Breaches Cost Affected Companies – in Higher Interest Rates
View the Article
 6/8/2021- Narcissistic CEOs More Likely to Mislead Investor
View the Article
 6/2/2021- Study Finds Data Breaches Cost Affected Companies – in Higher Interest Rates
View the Article
 4/30/2021- Study: Insurers Are Overestimating Costs, Lowering Rebates Owed to Policyholders
View the Article
 4/19/2021- When It Comes to Being Aggressive on Wall Street, Women Face Double Standard, According to American Accounting Association Study
View the Article
 2/22/2021- Drought Drives Up Business Costs in Unexpected Ways, According to American Accounting Association Study
View the Article
 2/10/2020- FASB, IASB, and The Accounting Review Seek Academic Research Papers for Joint 2022 "Accounting for an Ever-Changing World" Conference
View the Call for Papers

 2/10/2020 - In Employee Compensation You Get What You Pay For According to American Accounting Association Study
Read the article from the Journal of Management Accounting Research

 12/11/2020- Study Shows Social Media FOMO Actively Hurts Job Performance
Read the article from Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory

 12/1/2020- Offices With More Non-CPA Staff Boast Higher Quality Audits
Read the article from Accounting Horizons

 10/13/2020- Study’s advice to investors glued to smartphone apps: Be wary of those little audible dings that signal news
Read the article abstract from TAR

 09/23/2020- Should the U.S. broaden its mandate on auditor rotation? No support for doing so emerges from new research
Read the article abstract from AJPT
Read the article abstract from TAR

 09/08/2020- Universally acclaimed though it may be, transparency can inhibit workers from their best efforts, study finds
Read the article abstract
 

 08/17/2020-

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

Read the article abstract

 07/20/2020- When employees have to make frequent reports, it lowers their performance, new research suggests
Read the article abstract

 06/26/2020- Companies that curtail auditors’ tax services for sake of appearances pay stiff price in higher rates, study finds
Read the article abstract

 06/8/2020- High fees for executive-compensation consultants are likely a tipoff to sumptuous CEO pay, study finds
Read the article abstract

 05/8/2020- How effective has tax reform been in reducing companies' shifting of activities abroad? New research raises doubts
Read the article abstract

 04/13/2020-  To avoid audit required by controversial federal regulation small firms incur debt instead of selling stock, study finds
Read the article abstract

 03/09/2020-  Being native to the locale of company headquarters inclines CEOs to manage for the long term, study finds
Read the article abstract

 02/13/2020-  Extreme language in earnings conference calls is more conviction than hype, study reveals
Read the article abstract

 01/17/2020-  In social missions, whether for profit or not, low pay augurs high performance, study suggests
Read the article abstract

 12/13/2019-  With fate of Dodd-Frank rule on clawbacks in doubt, study finds they prompt drops in corporate tax rates
Read the article abstract

 11/19/2019- Should CFOs serve on other companies’ boards? Although few do so, it enhances home-firm accounting
Read the article abstract

10/30/2019-Threat to quality if alumnus of a company’s audit firm sits on board audit committee? Quite the contrary, study finds
Read the article abstract

 10/14/2019- Company lawsuit risk may be disagreeable to its execs but benefits investors by spurring openness, study finds
Read the article abstract

 9/16/2019- Does new rule requiring audit partner disclosure enhance firms’ financial reporting? Initial research raises doubts
Read the article abstract

 8/29/2019- Investors favor companies’ tax avoidance and good corporate citizenship, but not in tandem, study finds
Read the article abstract

 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
Read the article abstract

 5/28/2019- Penalizing failure to reach goals may be an effective spur to achievement but also fosters lying about it, study finds
Read the article abstract

 5/7/2019- Opinion-shopping for auditors pays off for troubled firms but to the likely detriment of investors, research finds
Read the article abstract

 4/15/2019- What drives company income smoothing? To a large extent the CEO’s holdings of stocks and options do, study finds
Read the article abstract

 3/13/2019- How can managers foster creativity? Rewarding quantity paves the way for quality, new accounting research finds
Read the article abstract

 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
Read the article abstract

 1/14/2019- Companies’ tax aggressiveness sows investor confusion about basics of firms’ finances and operations, study finds
Read the article abstract

Press Releases Archive

AAA In the News

Oct 10

Higher Divergence in ESG Ratings Leads to Higher Returns

 

May 18

The problem with diversity and inclusion initiatives

 

May 16

Analyst Gender and Aggressive Questioning During Earnings Conference Calls

 

May 9

What Accounting Firms Need to Do if They are Serious About Diversity

 

Apr 27

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fosters Technological Innovation: Study

 

Aug 17

Reuters: SEC accuses pharma exec of 'shadow trading'

 

Aug 9

Forbes: Can Financial Assurance Affect The Success Of Equity Crowdfunding Capital Campaigns?

 

Jul 21

EurekAlert: Firms connected to the Mafia have lower profitability and more likely to go bust

 

Jul 15

Accounting Today: Work-life balance improves audits, but not job satisfaction

 

Jun 10

Investors Beware: Narcissistic CEOs Will Mislead You, Accounting Association Finds

 

Jun 7

Dr. Henry Huang Co-authors a Study on the Economic Effects of Data Breaches

 

Jun 2

Breached companies facing higher interest rates and steeper collateral requirements

 

May 25

Study sheds light on impact of sunshine on corporate decisionmaking

 

May 11

CFO Drive: Companies losing out as insurers skirt rebates

 

May 4

Forbes: How Can Auditors And Audit Committees Encourage Managers To Disclose Risks To Investors?

 

Apr 30

Insurers Are Overestimating Costs, Lowering Rebates Owed to Policyholders

 

Apr 12

Forbes: Study Examines How U.S. Companies' Overseas Employees Offer Them U.S. Tax Benefits

 

Mar 1

Can An Event During The Year-End Closing Process Impair A Company’s Financial Reporting Quality?

 

Jan 11

Forbes: Study Examines How Companies Stay Quiet When They Can Be Blamed For Negative Events

 

Oct 15

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

Related Press Release

Oct 7

Accounting Today: Studies question need for auditor rotation

Related Press Release

Sep 28

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

Related Press Release

Sep 25

CFO: Audit Partner Rotation Delivers Few Benefits: Study

Related Press Release

Sep 24

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

Related Press Release

Sep 21

Financial Times: The contagious risks and rewards of remote working

Related Press Release

Sep 8

CFO Dive: High transparency culture can work against performance

Related Press Release

Sep 8

CPA Practice Advisor: Can Corporate Transparency Inhibit Worker Productivity?

Related Press Release

Sep 2

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

Related Press Release

Aug 21

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

Related Press Release

Aug 17

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

Related Press Release

Aug 17

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

Related Press Release

Aug 17

CFO: Sexual Harassment Foreshadows Weak Stock Performance: Study

Related Press Release

Aug 17

Value Walk: Sexual Harassment Foreshadows Declining Stock Returns

Related Press Release

Aug 17

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

Related Press Release

Jul 24

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

Related Press Release

Jul 22

CFO: Frequent Worker Reporting Lowers Worker Performance

Related Press Release

Jul 22

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

Related Press Release

Jul 21

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

Related Press Release

Jul 14

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

Related Press Release

Jul 6

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

Related Press Release

Jun 30

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

Related Press Release

Jun 29

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

Related Press Release

Jun 29

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

Related Press Release

Jun 26

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

Related Press Release

Jun 2020

Accounting Today: Educating the future


Jun 9

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

Related Press Release

Jun 9

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

Related Press Release

Jun 9

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

Related Press Release

May 18

Accounting Today: Congress should leave accounting standards to FASB



In the News Archive