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Mission & Activity Statement
The International Association for Accounting Education and
Research (IAAER) is a global not-for-profit organization.
The mission of the IAAER is to promote excellence in accounting
education and research on a worldwide basis and to maximize the
contribution of accounting academics to the development and
maintenance of high quality, globally recognized standards of
IAAER carries out the Association’s mission by engaging in, inter
alia, the following activities:
- Bringing an objective, research-based, academic voice to
the development and approval process of international accounting and
auditing standards through its relationships with various
- Active participation in the development of high quality
global standards through representation on IFAC's International
Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), the IASCF’s
Education Advisory Group, and the IASB’s Standards Advisory
- Communicating with individual members and academic and
professional association members through the IAAER newsletter (COSMOS
Accountancy Chronicle), the IAAER website (www.iaaer.org),
and other means.
- Commissioning research projects in collaboration with our
sponsors (i.e. KPMG and ACCA) that contribute to the development of
advances in international accounting and educational standards.
- Promoting the development of accounting faculty
internationally, in cooperation with national and regional academic
accounting associations, through the organization and sponsorship of
international conferences, international symposia and workshops, and
through international doctoral and new faculty colloquia.
- Sponsoring and coordinating the World Congress of
Accounting Educators and Researchers (held every 4 years in
conjunction with IFAC World Congress). IAAER’s next World
Congress is planned for 2014 in Italy.
- Supporting the Journal of International Financial
Accounting and Accounting Education: An International
Journal as official journals of the IAAER.