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Transformational Thinking: Applying Ourselves to Change

Accounting Perspectives Symposium - June 10, 2021

At the 2021 Canadian Accounting Association Annual Conference

Submission deadline: January 19, 2021 (CAAA Conference Submission Deadline)

Accounting Perspectives is pleased to announce the Accounting Perspectives Symposium at the CAAA Annual Conference.  The symposium, “Transformational Thinking: Applying Ourselves to Change” will explore how external influences have transformed, and will continue to transform, the accounting profession. The symposium, to be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, will feature research articles that study significant transformations in the field of accounting.

Call for Papers

Accounting Perspectives is seeking research and commentaries about significant transformations in the field of accounting to be presented at the Accounting Perspectives Symposium. Authors whose work is accepted for the symposium will be invited to continue in an expedited review process for publication in a Special Issue of Accounting Perspectives that features transformational research. 

We seek research and commentaries that examine transformation in the accounting profession including how accountants work, teach, and study.  We welcome research where accounting is the context or the subject of transformation, the catalyst for change or causality of change, in domains as diverse as academia, multinational corporations, government, standards-setting, international cooperation, governance, organizational behaviour, professional accounting, or regulatory bodies. We encourage research from the full range of theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches.

Download the Call for Papers in pdf

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • New accounting technologies
  • External shocks to which accounting and accountants have had to adapt
  • How alternative theoretical lenses can shape and change accounting
  • Questioning accounting norms; changing definitions of accounting and accountability
  • The transformation of accounting education
  • Threats to, and opportunities for innovation, in the professional practice and workplaces of CPA’s
  • Disruptions to assurance, management control systems or financial reporting


The Symposium will consist of a mix of submitted and invited presentations, a panel discussion, Q&A, and networking.

Accounting Perspectives

Accounting Perspectives is a peer-reviewed accounting journal that provides new insights in accounting research, policy, and education. Accounting Perspectives publishes applied research, literature reviews, commentary, educational articles, and instructional cases that speak from or speak to the accounting community in Canada and beyond. 

Submission Process

During the submission process for the CAAA Annual Conference, authors will have the option to identify if they wish their paper to be considered for the symposium. Authors will be notified of the initial decision regarding their submission in early February 2020. Papers not accepted for the Accounting Perspectives Symposium will be treated as CAAA Annual Conference submissions and will go through the conference review process.

Accounting Perspectives articles must be written in an accessible style suitable for the journal’s diverse audience. Technical terms, methodologies, and results should be clearly defined and discussed. Click here for submission guidelines. To submit to the CAAA Annual Conference (and therefore to the Accounting Perspectives Symposium), at least one coauthor must be a CAAA member. Submissions are accepted in English and French.  Research from the full range of theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches is encouraged.

Questions about the submission process should be addressed to Ms. Carina Hackett at

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