CFAP Annual Conference 2022

Thursday 13 - Friday 14 January 2022 Online–BAFA Virtual Conference Platform

We are pleased to invite you to the Joint Annual Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing SIG and the Northern Area Group, which will be held online during 13–14 January 2022. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum to gain feedback on timely working papers. There will also be a Workshop on 'Financial Content and Textual Analysis' with Professor Steven Young and a Meet the Editor session.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jonathan Batten (RMIT University, Australia) on ‘Green finance and sustainability’

Professor: Christine Cooper (University of Edinburgh, UK) on ‘Critical Perspectives on Accounting – research challenges and opportunities

Professor Steven Young (Lancaster University, UK) on 'Content Analysis and Machine Learning, titled ‘Never the Twain Shall Meet? The Ballard of Accounting and Natural Language Processing.’

You can read brief bios for the speakers on the Conference flyer.


We invite the submission of original papers related to, but not limited by, the following broad theme 'Accounting and Finance in a World of Change'.

We welcome papers covering all areas of accounting and finance, and especially those whose themes are related to changes in finance practices and accounting standards and policies. We particularly welcome timely research that concerns society and economic organisations, such as ESG, sustainability, climate finance, GHG and environmental disclosure, and CSR reporting.

Also, we particularly welcome timely topics in the accounting, finance and the management of innovation, including, but not limited to Fintech, Cleantech and Cloud Accounting.

Paper Submission (Open)

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Submissions can range from an extended abstract, early working drafts to fully developed papers. Please submit your work via email to by 20 December 2021.

Authors are encouraged to submit their work as soon as it is ready, as the review committee evaluates submissions as papers are received, returning their decisions as quickly as possible.


Fee: Free for BAFA Members. 

Registration is via your account on the BAFA Membership Portal.

To attend the conference, you need to be a registered BAFA member. If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership at

BAFA annual membership rates:

Academic staff: £30
Unsalaried PhD/MPhil student or retired academic: £15

Key Dates

– Deadline for submission: 20 December 2021

– Notification of acceptance: 24 December 2021

– On-line registration opens: 25 October 2021

– On-line registration finishes: 10 January 2022

Further Information

For information regarding paper submission and the conference, please contact: Prof. Jia Liu: