Every year ACCA supports the annual symposium of the British Accounting and Finance Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG). The work of FARSIG influences the thinking and output of standard setters including:
The links provide access to the reports of the annual symposium.
The FARSIG symposium provides a forum for academic, practitioner and policy-orientated debate. Such forums are useful for expressing and developing rounded opinion on the current meta-issues facing financial reporting. Furthermore, they serve to illustrate the policy relevance and impact of current academic thinking and outputs in accordance with calls from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)/Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) for relevant and rigorous research combining practitioner and academic perspectives.
ACCA has hosted the symposium and published the resulting symposium discussion paper since 2007.
The Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG) is a group set up under the aegis of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA). The main purpose of FARSIG is to further the objectives of BAFA and to: