The first International Congress on Accounting and Finance Research – ICAFR was hosted by Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University in 2013. Afterwards, the Congress has become a platform through which many academics and practitioners gather to present, share, and discuss national and international research on accounting and finance, thereby significantly contributing to the development of these fields. We are excited to host the Congress whose foundations are laid at our University once again. The main theme of the 2020 Congress is determined as ‘new trends developing in accounting and finance in the post-pandemic era’. However, the scope of the Congress is not limited to this main theme and it is open to research in all sub-fields of accounting and finance discipline. The Congress will be held online due to measures against pandemic threat. We warmly invite all academics, students, and colleagues to our Congress.