Thanks to the Management Accounting Section and the award committee for recognizing me as the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award. I also recognize and thank the sponsor of this award, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The following individuals and institutions were significant contributors to my career path:

Reading previous winners' published comments in JMAR beginning in 2010 (Chow 2010; Demski 2011; Chenhall 2012; Merchant 2013; Baiman 2014; Maher 2015) was good preparation for constructing my remarks. The previous Lifetime Award winners' observations can be naturally grouped into primarily two categories: looking back by providing an overview of previous research contributions, and looking forward at future directions for management accounting research.

Rather than focusing on my previous contributions, my remarks will look back to the genesis of accounting and look forward at Management Accounting Section challenges....

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