Swiss Winter Accounting Conference 2023

Date and Location

The Swiss Winter Accounting Conference (SWAC) 2023 will take place at the Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald in Grindelwald (Switzerland) from January 24 to 27, 2023.


Join us for our accounting conference in the Jungfrau region, one of the top winter sports resorts of Switzerland at the foot of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The Swiss Winter Accounting Conference aims at bringing together European researchers from all accounting disciplines to give them the opportunity to discuss their research, to initiate new research ideas and to provide them with an excellent network opportunity in an inspiring atmosphere to develop our European accounting research community.

The scientific program will consist of plenary presentations and discussions of selected papers.

The Swiss Winter Accounting Conference is organized by the Managerial Accounting Section of the Institute for Accounting at the University of Bern.


We invite submissions of papers analyzing issues from all accounting disciplines, including managerial accounting, financial accounting, and auditing. Papers should use a quantitative empirical method (archival, experimental or survey).

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of accounting information in agents' economic decisions
  • The effect of accounting standards on managers' decisions
  • Earnings and revenue management
  • Organizational design and management control systems
  • Internal control systems and performance management
  • Management control systems in uncertain environments
  • Executive compensation
  • Auditor choices and consideration of noncompliance with laws and regulations
  • Governance and control of interfirm relationship

Paper submissions:

Submission deadline is September 15, 2022.
Please submit papers to Acceptance of papers will be announced one month later.

Registration deadline for the conference is November 15, 2022.

Please note: attendance at the conference is by invitation only.