Financial reporting and business communication conference

3 July 2014, 9.00 AM - 3 July 2014, 9.00 AM

University of Bristol

Financial reporting and business communication conference

3rd and 4th July 2014

Hosted by the University of Bristol and FARSIG

We are pleased to announce the eighteenth annual Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference organised by the University of Bristol and the BAFA FARSIG. This is the premier conference of its kind worldwide and it attracts an international audience.

Booking is now open, and more details can be found below

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The conference comprises parallel paper sessions with discussants and a doctoral stream. The conference addresses key areas of interest to accounting academics and practitioners and includes:

  • The effectiveness of financial reporting standards
  • The role financial reporting plays in capital markets and in corporate governance
  • The purpose of the modern corporate report in the light of the current financial crisis
  • How financial reporting contributes to financial stability
  • Current and future reporting frameworks for risk/environmental disclosure
  • Carbon accounting and reporting

Mike Jones and Richard Slack, Conference organisers, 2013


Mike Jones
+44 (0)117 33 18286

Richard Slack
+44 (0)191 33 45903

Papers are invited on these topics and on all aspects of financial reporting and business communication. This includes empirical and theoretical papers, case studies and review articles on such topics as the measurement, disclosure, presentation, communication and impact of financial and business information contained in annual reports and other business documentation in the private and public sectors. Organisational, historical and international studies are welcomed.

Should you wish to have a paper considered for presentation at the conference, please email a 500 word abstract to the organisers by 3rd March 2014. Please indicate whether the paper is to be considered for the main conference or the PhD stream.

We are also delighted to announce the Sue Hrasky Scholarship. One scholarship is available for 2014 to doctoral students submitting to the doctoral stream. The scholarship will comprise a doctoral fee waiver, UK receipted travel, subsistence and accommodation costs at the conference. To apply for the scholarship, doctoral submissions 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 2014.

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