Accounting Education Special Interest Group (SIG)


SIG Leader: Neil MarriotWinchester Business School

The Accounting SIG is run jointly with the British Accounting Association and the Committee for Heads of Accounting

BAA Accounting Education SIG page on the BAA website

Main Objectives

  • Conference sponsorship;
  • support for new conference attendees;
  • bursaries for new researchers

The aim of the Accounting Education SIG, which was established in 1991, is to enhance the educational base of accounting practice.

This embraces a concern for better teaching and learning involving a range of areas including: the introduction of innovative, pedagogic ideas; curriculum development; better assessment; improving links with accounting bodies; and greater awareness of best practice and new developments.

The Accounting Education SIG usually organises a symposium at the BAA annual conference where there are also a number of parallel sessions dealing with education issues.

It also organises its own 3 day annual conference held at different venues around Britiain which is sponsored by the professional bodies. Full-time PhD students whose theses are in the accounting education area are offered a discounted conference fee.

The Accounting Eduation SIG sponsors the best paper prize for Account Education: An International Journal.

Update October 2009


BAA Accounting Education SIG - Annual Conference 2010

Venue: Dublin City University

Dates: 27 - 28  May 2010

This conference is particularly designed to provide a forum for emerging, as well as established, researchers within accounting education. It will provide:

  • a discussion of an agenda for accounting education research;
  • workshops at which researchers can develop ideas for projects or discuss current work and ideas;
  • opportunities for accounting educators to identify partners (or institutions) for collaborative research; and
  • a network of continuing support amongst attendees.

Call for Papers

Papers are welcome on any topic associated with accounting education

Papers may be submitted in one of two formats:

  1. Full papers which report completed projects.
  2. Emerging papers which describe either the initial stages of a project or preliminary analysis of the findings of an ongoing project.

Discussant's comments will be provided on full papers.

The conference has always sought to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment for new researchers to present their work.

With this in mind the conference provides an opportunity to discuss emerging papers with fellow attendees and area specialists in a supportive and collegiate surrounding.

Submission date:

Papers may be submitted at any time up to 5 March 2010. Authors will be advised of the acceptance of their paper by 19 March.

Submissions should be made by e-mail to by the above dates.

To Join the SIG

Email Kathryn Hewitt, BAA Administrator

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