The acronym ARCA stands for 'Amsterdam Research Center in Accounting' and is the name of the research center in Accounting at the department of Accounting from the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. ARCA is founded on September 1, 1998.

The research activities are organized in the following research progammes:

  1. Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting
  2. Management Accounting and Management Control
  3. Auditing