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School of Accounting to host annual accounting conferences

Monday, October 11, 2021

The School of Accounting at Oklahoma State University will be hosting the 21st Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and 17th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference on Nov. 18-19 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center and virtually live-streamed.

 

These conferences are designed for accounting and financial reporting professionals. Participants will earn eight hours of CPE credits including two hours of ethics by attending the Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and four hours of CPE credits by attending the Oil and Gas Accounting Conference.

 

“The School of Accounting is excited to offer the annual accounting conferences in virtual and face-to-face formats this November,” said Audrey Gramling, head of the School of Accounting and Wilton T. Anderson Endowed Chair. “These conferences provide participants a great opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts in the field. In addition, it directly benefits the students, faculty and initiatives of the School of Accounting and the Spears School of Business.”

 

The 21st Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference will be held Nov. 18 from 8:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m. The topics and speakers are:

 

  • Taking the Numb out of Numbers, Peter Margaritis, The Accidental Accountant
  • Update on SEC, Paul Munter, Acting Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • A Market Update: The Future Economy, moderator Joe Cowan, Audit Senior Manager, Grant Thornton, Tulsa, and panelists Philip Mock, Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President, Trust Company of Oklahoma, Tulsa; John D. Veal, Jr., District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Oklahoma District Office; and Brad Vincent, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Healthcare Banking, Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa
  • How to RAISE the bar in Ethical Decision Making, Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Ethics and Diversity Officer, NASBA and President, NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ethics with moderator Rachel Cox, Instructor of Professional Practice, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, and panelists Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Ethics and Diversity Officer, NASBA and President, NASBA Center for the Public Trust, Nashville, and Edward Young, Chief Financial Officer, INSURICA, Oklahoma City
  • Update from FASB, Mary Mazzella, Assistant Director, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Forensics with Bryan Callahan, Forensics and Litigation Services Practice Leader, Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Indianapolis, Indiana

The platinum sponsors of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference are Grant Thornton and Paycom. Gold sponsors are Halliburton, Opportune, Stinnett, and Williams. Auditec Solutions, ConocoPhillips, Embark, Ernst and Young, and KPMG are silver sponsors. Ernst and Young will also be this year’s dinner sponsor. The live-streaming sponsor is FEI, Wi-Fi sponsor is K+H Accounting, booth sponsors are Archon Resources and System One and the break sponsor is Bank of Oklahoma.

 

The 17th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference will be held Nov. 19 from 8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The topics and speakers are:

 

  • Update from SEC, Jonathan Duersch, associate chief accountant, office of the chief accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • Market Update: Oil and Gas Supply and Demand, Jeff Hall, Senior Vice President, Manager, Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - Panel with moderator Brian Matlock, National Industry Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Dallas, and panelists David Harris, EVP and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City; Jason Spann, Partner, Deloitte LLP, Houston; and Jason Spann, Partner, Deloitte LLP, Houston
  • Joint Operating Agreements in the Shale Era, Karla Bower, retired Joint Interest Consultant, ConocoPhillips, Houston

The platinum sponsors of the Oil and Gas Accounting Conference are Paycom and Grant Thornton. Gold sponsors are ConocoPhillips, Embark, Ernst and Young, Opportune, and Williams. Auditec Solutions and KPMG are silver sponsors; COPAS is the co-sponsor; Archon Resources, Auditec Solutions, and System One are the booth sponsors.

 

Accounting and Financial Registration Information:

Early Bird Fee: $325 (if registered by Nov. 5), $345 (if registered after Nov. 5).
Group discount: For 10 or more people in the same company the fee is $300 per person. Contact CEPD at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu to receive the group discount.
Virtual: $325 (if registered by Nov. 5), $345 (after Nov. 5).
If attending both Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and Oil and Gas Accounting Conference: $540 | Virtual: $540

 

Oil and Gas Registration Information:

$215 registration | Virtual: $215
If attending both Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and Oil and Gas Accounting Conference: $540 | Virtual: $540

 

For more information about these conferences and registration visit www.cepd.okstate.edu or contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at (405) 744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu.

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