The Department of Accounting and Finance within the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick hosted the 31st Annual Irish Accounting and Finance Association PhD Colloquium and Conference in May 2018. The conference ran over 3 days, with the Doctoral Colloquium taking place on Wednesday 23rd May and the main conference spread over Thursday and Friday (24th & 25th May). 31 papers were presented by PhD students during the colloquium, facilitated by 17 experienced academics who provided invaluable feedback and support to students. A total of €6,000 in research funding was awarded by IAFA to 4 students to support their research work. 45 papers were presented at the main conference with Key Note sessions delivered by Professor Jan Bebbington from St. Andrews in Scotland and Deputy Michael Noonan, facilitated by Kathryn Hayes (lecturer in journalism). 66 delegates attended the doctoral colloquium with 100 delegates involved in the main conference. The gala dinner was held in the Castletroy Park Hotel on the evening of 24th May. The conference benefited from excellent papers, constructive feedback from delegates to presenters, thought provoking key note sessions and the collegiality and fun we associate with all IAFA events. Thanks are due to all who participated in the conference.