BAFA FARSIG symposium

British Accounting and Finance Association Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG) Symposium.

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 for that purpose to: 

  • encourage research and scholarship in financial accounting and reporting
  • establish a network of researchers and teachers in financial accounting and reporting 
  • enhance the teaching of financial accounting and reporting 
  • provide support for PhD students in financial accounting and reporting 
  • develop closer links with the accounting profession in order to inform policy 
  • publish a newsletter and organise targeted workshops 
  • develop and maintain relationships with the BAFA and the professional accountancy institutes 
  • provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among accounting academics. 

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 discussion paper since 2007.