The impact of new technologies, the escalating social and environmental issues and accounting’s ability to adapt to the rapid pace of change and uncertainties are the major challenges facing the accounting profession. These challenges also raise a host of secondary issues that accountants will need to address in the foreseeable future. This special issue aims to encourage submission of papers on the theme “Accounting in Transition” with emphasis on technology, sustainability and diversity. We expect this special issue to generate new ideas of importance for accounting academic and practitioner discourse that will eventually influence change in how accounting is practised. We welcome submission of empirical research articles, viewpoints, reflections and commentary on topics relating to the theme.