The American Accounting Association reassured its members last week about its legal standing after a professor raised questions about several errors in the series of entities set up by the group of accounting educators and researchers.
The dustup started with an academic paper by Wm. Dennis Huber, a professor at the Minneapolis-based online Capella University, which was published in the Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting. In the paper, “Does the American Accounting Association Exist? An Example of Public Document Research," he noted that the organization, which dates back to 1916, had been re-incorporated in 1935. In 1995, it was incorporated in the state of Florida as a foreign corporation, and was administratively dissolved in 1996 by the Illinois Secretary of State for failure to file an annual report.
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