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.
The Board of Directors (2019-2020) consists of 12 members. The current president is Terry Shevlin and is also a professor at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. 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.