American Accounting Association

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The American Accounting Association (AAA) promotes accounting education, research and practice. Founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, its present name was adopted in 1936. The Association is a voluntary group of persons interested in accounting education and research.[1]

The council comprises the largest gathering of accountants in academia.[2] Aside from working in academia, AAA also branches into: information systems, artificial intelligence/expert systems, Public Interest, auditing, taxation (the American Taxation Association is a Section of the AAA), international accounting, and teaching and curriculum.[3]

AAA publishes six issues of The Accounting Review per year in January, March, May, July, September, and November.[4]


The Board of Directors (2017-2018) consists of 12 members. The current president is Anne L. Christensen and is also a professor at Montana State University- Bozeman, College of Business. The other leadership positions are: President-Elect, Past-President, Vice President of Finance, Vice Present of Finance-Elect, Vice President of Research & Publications, Vice President of Education, Director of Focusing on Membership, Director of Focusing on International, Director of Focusing on Segments, Director of Focusing on Intellectual Property, and Director of Focusing on Academics and Practitioner Interaction.[5]


  1. ^ Staff, Investopedia (2010-11-14). "American Accounting Association - AAA". Investopedia. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ "AAA > About". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "American Accounting Association on JSTOR". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ "AAA > Research > Journals > The Accounting Review". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  5. ^ "AAA > About > Directories > Boards > 2017–2018 Board of Directors". Retrieved 2017-10-24.