About BAFA

BAFA's vision is to be: 

  • a vibrant association of choice for accounting and finance academics; 
  • the voice and resource of the accounting and finance community; 
  • campaigners for accounting and finance research and pedagogy.

The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), formerly the British Accounting Association, was established in 1947 and provides a professional voice for the UK’s accounting and finance community.

BAFA is an essential resource for campaigners, researchers, educators, students, and practitioners who have a keen interest in developing accounting and finance as an academic discipline. We promote the development of innovative approaches to research and teaching in accounting and finance, and celebrate the breadth and diversity of research by UK and international researchers. We also collaborate with other organisations (such as the Academy of Social Sciences, the British Academy, and accounting professional bodies) to promote accounting and finance as a social science that has an effect on professional practice and affects society.

This ethos is why BAFA offers so many supportive opportunities to the current membership of about 750 people, many of whom are employed in the UK’s higher educational institutions and international universities. These opportunities include a subscription to BAFA’s The British Accounting Review, which is known and respected academically as an eclectic and pluralistic journal; invitations to join several special interest groups and regional groups; and offers to participate in a variety of conferences, seminars, research workshops, and summer schools. See the Membership page for details.