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President's Message                                                                                                                                                  

Dear Members,

Greetings!

I'd first like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2019 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 51 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 42nd All India Accounting Conference of IAA will be held at Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Contemporary Issues will be deliberated upon in the Conference. These would include ‘Role of Artificial Intelligence in Accounting’, in the first Technical Session; Carbon Accounting’ in the second Technical Session and ‘Ind-As its Implications and Harmonization’ 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.

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. Karmjeet Singh, Senior Vice-President Prof. G. Soral, Junior Vice-President Prof. M. L. Vadera, 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 42nd All India Accounting Conference, being held at Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, with Prof. Jas Raj Bohra as the Conference Secretary.

Best regards,

Prof. M. Muniraju
Department of Commerce
Bangalore University
Bengaluru-560001 (Karnataka).
Email: drmmr2010@gmail.com

 

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