6th Alternative Accounts Europe Conference 2024

Friday 5 - Friday 5 January 2024 Warwick Business School

We invite contributions to the 6th Alternative Accounts Europe (AAE) conference. The AAE conference is an annual event supported by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group (IPSIG). It brings together scholars from a range of disciplines and backgrounds with an interest in studying accounting as a social and institutional practice broadly considered – including, but not in any way limited to, the jurisdiction of the accounting profession.

We particularly encourage contributions that challenge dominant conceptions of accounting – whether by interrogating established practice and its role in organisations and society, or by questioning our understanding of what accounting is or what it could become.

Indicative topics include:

  • how accounting shapes accountability, extends accountability or narrows it down;
  • the accounting profession, its institutions, frameworks, stakeholders, and tendencies;
  • the ethics of accounting, auditing, professional services;
  • accounting for sustainability, environmental and ecological accounting;
  • accounting’s role in activism, social conflict, social movements;
  • counter accounting;
  • the politics of numbers; accounting and the state;
  • diversity in accounting and among accountants, including lack thereof, the politics of inclusion and exclusion; race; faith;
  • accounting and gender, queer accounting;
  • accounting and organisational change, organisational culture, division of professional labour; 
  • accounting for corporate governance, including its discontents;
  • accounting for values and valuations, economisation, financialisation;
  • accounting and technological change; the advancement of artificial intelligence;
  • management accounting, managerial control, value creation, value extraction;
  • accounting history, past and present;
  • accounting and popular culture, social media, everyday accounting;
  • accounting and globalisation, imperialism, decolonialism, postcolonialism;
  • whistleblowing, giving voice through accounting, silences and silencing;
  • unrecognised, under-recognised, misrecognised, or marginalised accounting practices;
  • accounting and uncertainty; risk; ignorance; unknowability;
  • unaccountability.


Please submit your abstract of 500 - 1,000 words) by 1 November 2023 hereLink opens in a new window. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 20 November.

Participants will have the opportunity to share additional materials (digital hand-outs, slides, longer abstracts, full papers) prior to the event.

Keynote Speakers / Lunch

Our keynote speakers will be Prof Rania KamlaLink opens in a new window and Prof Nick McGuiganLink opens in a new window The conference will run from 10am to 5pm. Lunch as well as tea, coffee and nibbles are included in the registration fee of £80. Attendance at the conference dinner is optional and can be booked separately during the registration process.

Please contact if you have any queries.