ISAF 2021 | VI. International Symposium on Accounting and Finance


       MUFAD (AAFA) was established at the end of 1998 as an association of accounting and fınance academicians in Turkey. ‘The Journal of Accounting and Finance’ was published physically between 1999 and 2011. The journal has been published electronically since April 2011 due to change in Editorial Board and Board of Directors in 2011. The Accounting and Finance Journal which is published quarterly, has been scanned by TUBITAK-ULAKBIM (Social Science Database), EBSCOhost (Business Source Complete), ASOS Index, Index Copernicus and since February 2016 it has been scanned by Proquest database.

       The principle of the journal is follow a format appropriate to the conditions required by international indices. MUFAD aims to be the voice of all the academicians who have spread all over the country, gather everybody, and shares their work with each other and to strengthen the relations via organizations.

       For MUFAD, it is of utmost importance to embrace all the academicians without distinction, to develop the science of accounting and finance, to educate faculty members and their assistants on the world in complete and timely manner.

       MUFAD performed various panels with universities and trade association since its foundation. MUFAD which has a staff of international experience has represented Turkey on various international organizations. Also MUFAD and Trakya University organized ‘Balkan Countries’ 1st International Conference on Accounting and Auditing’ in 2007 in Edirne. In 2008, with the aid of Marmara and Afyon Kocatepe University, 12th World Congress of Accounting Historians was organized. In 2010, MUFAD and Trakya University organized ‘Balkan Countries’ 2nd International Conference on Accounting and Auditing’ in İstanbul. In addition, the International Accounting and Finance Symposiums listed below are held since 2012.


The 1st International Symposium on Accounting and Finance (ISAF 2012)

       It was held in Gaziantep with the cooperation of MUFAD and Gaziantep University. Simultaneous translation was offered in the main sessions of the symposium, which was held in Şehitkamil Congress Center of Gaziantep between 31 May-2 June 2012 and which is in official language Turkish and English. The symposium was held with the aim of evaluating the action plans for the next ten years in the field of accounting and fınance. The symposium includes theoretical and empirical studies on accounting and finance, which are grouped under the main headings of the guiding qualities. The seminar covers a wide range of participation from domestic and foreign universities. As a result of the symposium, a total of 150 papers were received from abroad, and 105 papers were presented in 5 different seats and 26 sessions during the two full days of the Symposium. Moreover, the topics on the agenda of Turkey were discussed on the opening session held on the first day on the main saloon and the panel held on the second day. As the symposium language was determined in Turkish and English, presentations of 16 reports presented in 4 sessions were conducted in English and others in Turkish. The notifications presented in the symposium were included in the symposium proceedings book, which was published as 983 pages, and this statement was sent to the proprietors free of charge.

2nd International Symposium on Accounting and Finance-ISAF 2014)

        It was held in Bursa with the cooperation of MUFAD, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and Uludağ University. The symposium has discussed current topics in accounting and finance with wide participation from domestic and foreign universities, public institutions and profession chambers. Within the framework of the main theme of the symposium, which is defined as "New Interactions in Auditing and Financial Reporting", theoretical and empirical studies in accounting and finance have been included under the headings of the Symposium. Simultaneous translation is available in the main sessions. In the symposium, it is announced that the presentation is accepted as full text were published electronically in the symposium book and distributed to participants. 69 papers presented in the main hall and parallel sessions for two days were prepared by academicians from 44 different universities, authors of the Ministry of Finance and private sector institutions.

3rd International Symposium on Accounting and Finance -ISAF 2014 Tokyo

        MUFAD and Tokyo Keizei University were held in Tokyo between 10 and 12 September 2014 in cooperation. Shinji SOMEHA on behalf of the The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA) as a board member, Ömer SAYILGANOĞLU on behalf of the Public Sector of Turkey Oversight and Accounting Standards Institution (KGK) and Muharrem KARATAS on behalf of the Association of Accountants, Independent Accountants, Certified Public Accountants and Certified Public Accountants (TÜRMOB) was the panelists of the first day’s opening session. On the second day at Tokyo Keizai University, 15 papers were presented at the parallel sessions in different three saloons. On the third day, 9 papers were presented also. Panel speeches and full text papers were taken parted in Symposium Book and the book was reached to paper owners as electronic format.

4th International Symposium on Accounting and Finance -ISAF 2017 Ohrid-Macedonia

       This symposium was held at 3-5 July 2017 with the cooperation of AAFA, Uludag University and Ss Cyril and Methodius University the Institute of Economics-Skopje. It was started with the opening speeches of Prof. Ümit GÜCENME GENÇOĞLU, Prof. Tatjana PETKOVSKA MIRCEVSKA, Rector of S s Cyril and Methodius University Prof. Nikola JANKULOVSKI and Head of Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority Dr. Genç Osman YARAŞLI and continued 3 Session Speakers’ presentations.

        In the symposium, 48 papers was accepted via double-blind review from 26 different universities from Macedonia, Serbia, Libya and Turkey. Accepted and presented papers were published at the 350 page Symposium Proceedings Book. Full papers were published at the Special Issue of Journal of Accounting and Finance.

        At the 3-4 July, 95 participants presented their papers on 3 parallel sessions. At the closing ceremony with the hope of taking close relationship between universities further, Erasmus Bilateral Agreement was signed in order to exchange students.

       After the Symposium, Balkan Tour which included 5 different countries such as Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia with 32 participants.

5th International Symposium on Accounting and Finance (ISAF2019) - Bursa - TURKEY

       This symposium was held in Bursa on 1-4 May 2019 in cooperation with AAFA, Bursa Uludağ University, SS Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje Institute of Economics and Azerbaijan State University. The symposium was started with the opening speechees of Symposium Chair Ümit Gücenme Gençoğlu, Prof.Dr. Feridun YILMAZ, Chair of Union of Chambers of Certified Public Accountants of Turkey Masis YONTAN. A total of 75 papers were presented, including the presentations of the speakers, with participation from 48 different universities, including 37 State Universities and 11 Private Universities in our country. At the symposium, presentations of speakers from 6 universities abroad, namely Japan, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Egypt, Afghanistan and Somalia, were presented.

Accounting and Auditing Workshops

      Our association started Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshops with the consciousness of responsibility and consciousness of young colleagues. The aim of the workshop programs is to share the academic work, to bring the theories and the practices together. For this purpose, during the workshops expert coaches held presentations for case analysis and problem solving discuss issues related to accounting and auditing standards within two days. These workshops are mentioned below:

  1. Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshop:
    April 2015 with the cooperation of Yalova University in Yalova
  2. Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshop:
    September 2015 with the cooperation of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University in
  3. Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshop:
    May 2016 with the cooperation of Dumlupınar University - School of Applied Science
    in Kütahya
  4. Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshop:
    September 2017 with the cooperation of Bülent Ecevit University in Zonguldak
  5. Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshop:
    June 2018 with the cooperation of Çanakkale 18 Mart University in Çanakkale
  6. Accounting and Auditing Standard Workshop:
    September 2019 with the cooperation of akdeniz University in Antalya.


      Uludağ University, which was established in 1975 under the name of Bursa University and took its current name in 1982, has been successfully continuing its educational Services ever since. The rectorate, the institutes and all faculties (except Faculty of Theology) are located in central campus with an area of 16 million m2 and 20 km away from the city center. Uludağ University has 4 Institutes, 11 Faculties, 1 State Conservatory, 3 Graduate

      The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences has seven departments: Economics, Business Administration, Political Science and Public Administration, Finance, International Relations, Labor Economics and Industrial Relations, and Econometrics and has 10.763 students- together with secondary education programs.

      Located in the Görükle Campus, our faculty is composed of three lecture halls and one administrative building. There are 48 classes, 9 classes with projection units, 3 computer laboratories, 1 conference hall, meeting rooms, 2 rooms for rest and social activities, 3 cafeterias for students, car park for 300 cars serving both faculty members and students and eye-catching green environment.

      Currently, our faculty has 42 professors, 24 associate professors, 22 assistant professors, 4 lecturers and 81 research assistants. Also, there is 70 administrative staff -33 of them are contracted- in our faculty.