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President's Message                                                                                                                                                  

Dear Members,


I'd first like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2018 and thank each of you for giving me an opportunity to serve the Indian Accounting Association (IAA) as a President.

Today, IAA is one of the most prestigious organizations in India. This is because of the dedicated efforts of our Past Presidents, EC members, office bearers, Branch Chairpersons as well as Secretaries and the members at large. Inaugurated on February 14, 1970, the Association has created a niche for herself over a period of time in India and abroad. At present, we are proud to have a network of 50 branches in India with more than 5500 life members.

The vision of IAA is to shape the future of accounting through teaching & research and developing thought leaders in accounting. During the year, it will be our endeavor to create an environment, which could provide us an opportunity to refine teaching strategies/materials and perfect the craft of teaching accounting. We need to integrate cutting-edge technology practices into existing accounting courses and focus on critical thinking skills. Contemporary issues like big data analytics, emergence of bitcoin currency, relevance of statutory cost audit, focus on learning outcomes, ethics in classroom and profession, behavioral aspects of accounting etc need to be addressed. I hope that with the guidance and help of our past presidents and the office bearers, we will be able to take forward the agenda set by our predecessors.

IAA also brings out a biannual research journal 'Indian Journal of Accounting' for promoting research in accounting education. The Association also gives IAA Young Research Award and IAA fellowship and organizes National Accounting Talent Search Examination. Over a period of time, we have already organized forty All India Accounting Conferences at different places in India.

The 41st All India Accounting Conference of IAA will be held at Manipal University, Jaipur. Contemporary Issues will be deliberated upon in the Conference. These would include ‘Fair Value Measurement-Problems and Prospects’ in the first Technical Session; ‘the Audit of Computerized Accounting’ in the second Technical Session and ‘Behavioral Finance’ in the third Technical Session. This would be followed by two International Seminars; one on Accounting Education and another on Accounting Research.

We request the members of the Association to attend the same in large numbers and contribute to accounting research paper presentations. I seek your suggestions for any improvement required for the IAA constitution amendment.

Last year, we have lost three Hon’ble Past Presidents of IAA; Prof. L. S. Parwal, Prof. Bhagwati Prasad and Prof. Sugan. C. Jain. I pay my tribute to them and assure to the community that we will follow their footsteps and continue to serve the Association in the same spirit and zeal.

It is a matter of great pride for us that some of the Hon’ble members of IAA have been appointed as Vice-Chancellors and others have achieved various academic distinctions. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate them.

I also acknowledge the strong support of the outgoing President Prof. Arvind Kumar, Senior Vice-President Prof. M. Muniraju, Junior Vice-President Prof. G. Soral, General Secretary Prof. Gabriel Simon Thattil, Joint Secretary Dr. Prakash Sharma, Treasurer Prof Sanjay Bhayani, Joint Treasurer Prof. Arindam Gupta and Chief Editor Prof S.S Modi for their valuable support.

Prof. Sanjay Bhayani is not only looking after the accounts of the association as Treasurer, but also making sincere efforts to maintain the website of IAA. I specially acknowledge his contribution to IAA.

Looking forward to a warm reunion at the 41st All India Accounting Conference, being held at Manipal University, Jaipur, with Prof. M. L. Vadera as the Conference Secretary.

Best regards,

Prof. Karamjeet Singh
President, IAA
Dean, Faculty of Business Management & Commerce
Panjab University, Chandigarh.


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