American Accounting Association - AAA


DEFINITION of 'American Accounting Association - AAA'

An organization that supports worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. The American Accounting Association is the primary professional association for accounting academics in the United States. Formed in 1916 under the name American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, it assumed its current name in 1936. It is a voluntary organization comprised of individuals interested in accounting education and research.

BREAKING DOWN 'American Accounting Association - AAA'

The American Accounting Association publishes The Accounting Review - a journal of abstracts, articles and book reviews that promote accounting education, research and practice; Issues in Accounting Education - a publication of research, commentaries, instructional resources and book reviews to assist accounting faculty, and Accounting Horizons - which includes papers focusing on the study of integration and application. Members of the American Accounting Association have access to these publications and additional newsletters and opportunities to participate in regional and/or special interest groups.

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  1. Do dividends affect working capital?

    Regardless of whether cash dividends are paid or accrued, a company's working capital is reduced. When cash dividends are ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Do prepayments provide working capital?

    Prepayments, or prepaid expenses, are typically included in the current assets on a company's balance sheet, as they represent ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Does working capital include salaries?

    A company accrues unpaid salaries on its balance sheet as part of accounts payable, which is a current liability account, ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What is a profit and loss (P&L) statement and why do companies publish them?

    A profit and loss (P&L) statement, or balance sheet, is essentially a snapshot of a company's financial activity for ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How do dividends affect the balance sheet?

    Dividends paid in cash affect a company's balance sheet by decreasing the company's cash account on the asset side and decreasing ... Read Full Answer >>
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