23rd Annual Conference Financial Reporting and Business Communication

Organizer: 
Henley Business School (University of Reading) and British Accounting and Finance Association
Dates: 
July 4, 2019 to July 5, 2019
Location: 
Reading, United Kingdom
Event Language: 
English
Submission deadline: 
April 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce the 23rd annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication (FRBC) Conference organised by Henley Business School and the BAFA FARSIG. Henley Business School is located in Reading and takes 30 minutes by train from Paddington Station in London. This is the premier conference of its kind worldwide and attracts an international audience. The conference, supported by ICAEW charitable trusts, comprises parallel full paper with discussants; developmental paper sessions and a doctoral stream.

The conference addresses key areas of Accounting and Financial reporting, which are of interest to accounting academics and practitioners and includes:
 
The purpose of the modern corporate report
• The effectiveness of financial reporting standards
• Accounting measurement and disclosure
• Sustainability, integrated and environmental reporting
• The composition and format of corporate reports and the role of the visual
• Corporate reporting and accountability in the public sector
• The role of financial reporting and corporate governance
 
 
Papers are invited on these topics and on other aspects of financial reporting and business communication. Papers may take empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches, including case studies or experiments.
 
Papers should be submitted by 18th April 2019 (please mark as FULL or DEVELOPMENTAL paper) by emailing Gunnar.Rimmel@henley.ac.uk OR michaeljohn.jones@bristol.ac.uk.
 
Please submit an abstract and full paper (up to 12,000 words) for parallel sessions. Discussants will be allocated to full paper submissions and we expect that all presenters of full papers will be prepared to act as discussants on other papers.
 
Please submit an abstract (maximum 500 words) or short developmental paper (up to 5,000 words) for developmental paper sessions.
 
The main conference includes dedicated streams for papers on Social and Environmental Disclosure and Integrated Reporting (organised by Gunnar Rimmel, Henley Business School), Visualisation in Business Communication with Stakeholders (organised by Paul Ahn, University of Glasgow) and the History of Accounting (organised by David Oldroyd, University of Newcastle). Please indicate on submission if you wish your paper to be considered for one of these streams.
 
For doctoral students wishing to present in the doctoral stream, a 500 word abstract should be submitted by 29 March 2019 to richard.slack@durham.ac.uk. A Sue Hrasky Scholarship is available for 2019 to doctoral students in the doctoral stream. This comprises a doctoral fee waiver, UK receipted travel, subsistence and accommodation costs at the conference.
 
Applications should be in the form of a structured abstract and email entitled FRBC Scholarship/authors name. The award of the Scholarship will be announced by the end of April 2019.

Gunnar Rimel

Mike Jones