Bangladesh Accounting Association:

The Bangladesh Accounting Association is a voluntary association of persons having direct and indirect interest in the education, research and professional practice of Accounting and its allied domain. This Association is a non-profit and non-political forum, formed for the improvement of Accounting in all its dimensions that benefit its members and the society at large with the Motto “Accounting for Good Governance”. It was incorporated on 1st April 2021 as a “Company Limited by Guarantee” under section XXVIII of the Companies Act, 1994 with License No.09/2021 and Registration No. CA-170408/2021. Its Registered Office is located at Department of Accounting and Information Systems, MBA Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh ( The Executive Council is represented by academics, corporate leaders, government officials, professionals and practitioners in Accounting and Financial Management from across the country and the ex-officio representatives from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB).

Indian Accounting Association (IAA) Research Foundation:

IAA Research Foundation is a not-for profit making body constituted under the Societies Registration Act (Registration No. S/63876 of 1989-90). It is a forum of accounting academics, professionals and corporate executives with its objectives, among others, of promoting higher accounting education and research in India and abroad. The Foundation has already earned a great deal of reputation in India and abroad through its activities ( of conducting national and international conferences, publishing research volumes, sponsoring research projects, conducting management development programmes and publishing an international journal, Indian Accounting Review, in accounting and finance since 1997 ( So far, IAARF has organised 15 international conferences in five-star hotels, Calcutta University and Science City, Kolkata. Its 10th International Conference was jointly held with International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) in Taj Bengal Hotel in Kolkata (January-2011). Among its seven research publications, the last publication, First Thirty Years of IAA Research Foundation: 1991-2020, is a landmark one.


Background and Context:

As financial markets integrate overcoming a pandemic era, business operations diversify, accountability and good governance deepen, the need for consolidated adoption of common global accounting practices intensifies. Heightening this need further are inadequacies in accounting and reporting systems that sometimes undermine the credibility of published financial data. Incidences of inadequate reporting in turn have consistently been making calls for broader research on how best to align the content and presentation of government‟s and corporate financial statements better with the interests of the statement‟s users.

The BAA-IAARF, a forum for academics, researchers, professionals, practitioners, and policymakers in the area of accounting and public financial management, is going to organize an International Conference on Emerging Issues in Accounting and Financial Management: The Role of Academics & Professionals on January 28 & 29, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday). Through its broadly defined scope, we welcome research papers in areas such as „accounting journey‟ in retrospect as a social good, inter-disciplinary perspectives on accounting, financial reporting, convergence of technology in accounting and public sector financial management and so on. This conference provides a forum for high-quality, refereed empirical research on critical aspects of accounting and financial management for the moment. Purely theoretical research with the potential for empirical applications and in-depth literature reviews also are welcome. It also aims to bring together leading academics, research scholars, policy makers and industry experts with diversity to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Accounting and Public Financial Management. It aspires to build-up as a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Accounting and Public Financial Management.

Call for Contributions:

Prospective authors are requested to contribute and help shape the conference through submissions of their original and unpublished, high-quality conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical research papers in all areas of Accounting and Public Financial Management for presentation at the conference. A list of themes and topics are given alongside this write up inviting research papers from accounting academics, professionals/practitioners, and research scholars.
The Conference solicits contribution in the form of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.

Conference Theme and Venue:

The International Conference of Bangladesh Accounting Association (BAA) and Indian Accounting Association Research Foundation (IAARF) will be held at Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 28th and 29th January 2023 (Saturday and Sunday). The theme of the Conference is “Emerging Issues in Accounting and Financial Management: The Role of Academics & Professionals”.

Research-based papers on the following major themes and topics are invited for presentation at the Conference:

  • Accounting Education and Research in Emerging Economies
  • Public Financial Management
  • Management of Public Sector Enterprises
  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • Enhancing Competitiveness of the Firm: The Role of Cost Management
  • Financial Inclusion

*A tentative list of topics is suggested in the Annexure-1

Submission Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit their research papers including abstract on the conference theme and topics for oral presentation. Only a limited number may be considered for e-poster presentations.
While submitting research papers, it is requested to please follow the guidelines below:
– an introductory part outlining the background and significance of the study;
– brief literature review;
– objectives of the study;
– methodologies adopted ;
– analysis and interpretation;
– findings of the study;
– concluding observations;
– references.

What is needed to know before the start of submission?
* If an author would like to submit more than one research paper, he/she should send all papers from the same account.
* Each paper should preferably be within 5000 words excluding tables and references. In addition, an abstract of not more than 500 words.
* Papers can be submitted for either oral or e-poster presentations. All the papers will be subject to blind review by experts referred by Scientific/Technical Committee, and thereafter, selected for oral or e-poster presentations.

The Decision of the Scientific/Technical Committee is final in this regard, and authors will be communicated through their registered e-mail ID in due course. Papers selected for e-poster presentations may be advised for electronic presentation using ppt.

Manuscript Preparation:

All manuscripts must be in Microsoft® Word [PDF(.doc or .docx)] and formatted in 12-point Times New Roman and one & half spaced (1.5 line).

Title: Bold, Centred and 14 point. Each word should start with a capital letter.
Author’s Name: Centred and 12 point, with affiliation & e-mail ID, below the name in 10 point.
Section Heading: All Capital letters in Bold, Centred and 14 point, e.g., ABSTRACT, INTRO
Sub-headings: Bold, upper-lowers, 10 point, from left margin.
Text: In 12 point and there should be 1-inch margins on all four sides.
Tables and Figures: ‘TABLE’ and ‘FIGURE’ in capital letter and centred in 10 point, and the table description in bold, upper lower 10 point.
References: APA style (7th edition)

  • A declaration must be submitted, along with the paper, by the author(s) mentioning that the manuscript is not copyrighted, and has not been submitted/ published elsewhere.
  • Papers must be submitted within December 15, 2022*.
  • Notification about the acceptance or otherwise of a paper will be made by January 15, 2023*.

*Authors from outside Bangladesh are requested to submit their papers on or before December 07, 2022 so that acceptance or otherwise may be communicated within December 31, 2022 in order to get time for making necessary arrangements for attending the conference such as getting VISA and Air ticket, etc.

Participants and Tentative Programme:

Distinguished academicians and practitioners from different parts of the world are expected to attend the Conference. Besides, members of the Bangladesh Accounting Association, scholars from the Indian Accounting Association (IAA) Research Foundation, practicing members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB), academic heads and deans of many reputed business schools and universities in Bangladesh and India, distinguished expatriate Bangladeshi academics and practitioners, and senior officials of the Government of Bangladesh will enrich the event by their kind presence and active participation in different sessions. About 250 delegates are expected to attend the Conference. The Conference is expected to be inaugurated high level dignitaries of the Country and the Government of Bangladesh on 28th January, 2023. At the inaugural session, Professor Shyam Sunder, Yale School of Management, and past President of American Accounting Association (AAA), and Professor Bhabatosh Banerjee, past President of the Indian Accounting Association (IAA) and incumbent President of the IAA Research Foundation, have consented to grace the occasion among others. In the First Plenary, Professor Shyam Sunder will present the keynote address on a contemporary issue. There will be concurrent Sessions on different technical papers on contemporary Accounting and Public Financial Management issues in the post-lunch session. On 29th January, the Conference will be resumed with con-current sessions followed by post-lunch Plenary. Emeritus Professor (Dr.) Rajendra P. Srivastava, School of Business, University of Kansas, USA has positively responded (final confirmation awaiting) to deliver key note address in the 2nd Second Plenary. Valedictory Address is expected to be delivered by distinguished Accounting scholar Professor Bhabatosh Banerjee while the Session will be chaired by Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of Bangladesh and Chair of the Conference Convening Committee. There will be many more distinguished academics and professionals (from India and abroad) who will either chair a con-current session or speak in a Plenary/Valedictory Session. Interested participants may visit the Bangladesh Accounting Association‟s website ( and IAA Research Foundation‟s website ( time to time for updated information in this respect.