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Deloitte Foundation sponsors 46th Annual Doctoral Consortium for accounting PhD candidates  

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug 18, 2016—More than 90 PhD candidates and distinguished faculty members from US and select international universities convened at the 46th Annual Deloitte Foundation/American Accounting Association (AAA)/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium to discuss current topics in accounting education, research, and publishing.

The Deloitte Foundation is proud to work with the American Accounting Association to provide a forum where PhD candidates—the next generation of educators for the accounting profession—can connect with and receive coaching and guidance from leading scholars and professionals, as they prepare for the academic careers. We’re confident that supporting these PhD candidates now will help empower them to make a positive, lasting impact on the accounting talent pipeline and, ultimately, the future of the accounting industry.

– Tonie Leatherberry, president, Deloitte Foundation

The event, held at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas, provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about navigating the early years of an academic career—from the interview and placement process to time management, research, and publishing—through formal presentations, panels, and social activities. Breakout groups also provide attendees with an opportunity to gather feedback on ongoing research and presentation skills.

The AAA selects a committee of notable accounting faculty to develop the program content and provide a forum for inspiring and motivating participants to pursue research in significant subject matter areas.

I can’t thank Deloitte Foundation enough for their help supporting this consortium. I was very impressed with the incredibly gifted and enthusiastic PhD students, as well as the consortium faculty and Deloitte professionals, and all the time and effort they put into making this the game-changing event it has become. It changes peoples’ lives and helps them build relationships that will last forever.

– Bruce Behn, president, American Accounting Association

About the Deloitte Foundation
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization which supports education in the US through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research, and curriculum innovation. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefiting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. For more information, please visit the Deloitte Foundation webpage at www.deloitte.com/us/df.

About the American Accounting Association 
The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, the organization has a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of the organization’s membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, the organization shapes the future of accounting through teaching, research, and a powerful network, ensuring its position as thought leaders in accounting. For more information about the AAA, please visit http://aaahq.org.

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