About BAFA

The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), formerly the British Accounting Association, was established in 1947. It is a UK learned society which brings together those interested in teaching and research in accounting and finance.

BAFA currently has about 750 members, many of whom are employed in UK Higher Educational institutions and international universities. 

Please note that BAFA is not a qualifying body for the purposes of practising accounting and finance and members are not allowed to use or advertise their membership for business purposes.

The benefits of membership include:

  • free subscription and on-line access to the quarterly refereed journal The British Accounting Review;
  • eligibility to join the eight Special Interest Groups of BAFA (which includes Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, Accounting Education, Auditing, Corporate Governance, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Financial Markets and Institutions, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, and Public Services and Charities);
  • eligibility to join the four Regional Groups of BAFA (which includes Northern, Scottish, South Eastern and South Western);
  • eligibility to attend the conferences, seminars, research workshops, doctoral conference and summer schools organised by BAFA's sub-groups;
  • reduced personal subscription rates for other journals, including Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting Education.