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Center for Executive and Professional Development

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

Save the Date, November 14, 2019.

19th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

Featuring national and regional experts in accounting addressing current issues.

These conferences bring together nationally recognized experts, standard setters, FASB, PCAOB and SEC officials, corporate financial executives, CPAs, and academics to discuss current issues in accounting. The topics discussed are relevant to corporate financial officers, executives in financial institutions, owner/managers of companies, CPAs, financial analysts, attorneys and others interested in SEC, FASB, financial reporting and oil and gas accounting issues.

Earn 8 CPE credits including 2 hours of ethics by attending the 19th annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference and 4 CPE credits by attending the 15th annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference.

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For more information:

405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu

Sponsors

Platinum

Hlliburton logo
 Paycom

Gold

Chesapeake Logo

ConocoPhillips logo

Stinnett and Associates logo

WPX Energy logo

Silver

Deloitte

EY logo

RSM logo

 

7:55 a.m. - Welcome

Dr. Audrey A. Gramling, Wilton T. Anderson Chair, Head, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
Conference Moderator: Melanie Harvey, Instructor of Professional Practice, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK

8:00 a.m. - Current SEC Reporting Issues

The SEC Division of Corporate Finance is on the cutting edge of emerging practice-related issues and provides front-line support for the SEC. This session will provide an update on regulatory issues, an overview of the Division of Corporation Finance, its comment letter process and the latest “hot topics” addressed by the SEC staff.

Brad Skinner, Senior Assistant Chief Accountant, Office of Natural Resources and Food, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

8:50 a.m. - PCAOB Update

This session will provide an update on the current activities at the PCAOB including critical audit matters, common audit deficiencies from recent inspections, and communications with the audit committee.

Timothy P. Sikes, Deputy Director, PCAOB, Dallas, TX

9:40 a.m. - A Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting

In the accounting standard setting process, a conceptual framework is an essential decision aid and yet FASB’s conceptual framework remains incomplete. This presentation explores the challenges posed by an incomplete framework and outlines a path to its completion.

Christine A. Botosan, Board Member, FASB, Norwalk, CT

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:50 a.m. - Q&A

Christine A. Botosan, Board Member, FASB, Norwalk, CT
Brad Skinner, Senior Assistant Chief Accountant, Office of Natural Resources and Food, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
Timothy P. Sikes, Deputy Director, PCAOB, Dallas, TX

11:10 a.m. - What Non-Technical Accountants Need to Know to Navigate the Cybersecurity Landscape

Cyber incidents continue to increase in both scope and severity for large and small companies. The challenge companies face regarding cybersecurity is that the ever-changing landscape makes it difficult for the non-technical employee to understand what they need to be concerned about when trying to protect their company against these threats. David will discuss how to understand and navigate these malicious threats.

David Losacco, Principal, Stinnett & Associates, Tulsa, OK

Noon - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - Creative Leadership: From Debits and Credits to Rhythm and Rhyme

Tim DuBois, President of Tim DuBois Music and Award-Winning, Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Producer and Legendary Music Executive

1:10 p.m. - Achieving Inclusion Amidst Unconscious Bias

This session will explore the ongoing challenges of constructing an inclusive workplace; it will focus on the psychological processes of unconscious bias and how they lead to behavioral microaggressions. Dr. Smith Washington will identify and discuss tools that leaders, managers, and individuals can use to overcome these many automatic processes to achieve greater inclusion and cooperation in their workplaces.

Dr. Lex Smith Washington, Associate Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

2:10 p.m. - Risk Management: CFO/CAO Panel

In today’s environment, both private and public companies face ever-increasing challenges and risks. Some of those challenges include attracting and retaining top talent, building a positive employer brand, developing succession plans, cybersecurity risks, business interruption and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, just to name a few. This panel will discuss these challenges across different industries and how companies are managing each of these factors to better their organization and people.

Moderator: Craig Boelte, Chief Financial Officer, Paycom, Oklahoma City, OK
Angie Drake, Senior Managing Director, Integration and former Chief Financial Officer, Charles Machine Works, Perry, OK
Spencer Haines, Chief Financial Officer, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma City, OK
William M. Buergler, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK

3:00 p.m. - Break

3:20 p.m. - Ethics Under Pressure

Accountants pride themselves on their ability to make decisions with high levels of integrity. However, forensic experts indicate that no one is immune from corrupt behavior under various levels of pressure. This highly interactive session will discuss what corporations and individuals can do to encourage compliance despite these influences.

Rachel Cox, Instructor of Professional Practice, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

4:10 p.m. Fraud’s Latest Trends: It’s Time to Fight Back!

It is estimated the average organization loses 5 percent of its annual revenue to fraud, according to the ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. This session is designed to update you on current trends related to fraud and ways you can utilize technology like data analytics to mitigate fraud risks.

Todd Burchett, Partner, Forensics & Valuation Services, BKD CPAs & Advisors, San Antonio, TX

5:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Learning objectives coming soon.
  • Price: $325 per person, if registered by November 4, 2019 or $345 per person, if registered after November 4, 2019
    • 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.
  • Conference Materials: If you would prefer a hard copy of conference materials in a binder, there is an additional fee of $15.
  • Program knowledge level: This conference is for all professionals involved in accounting and financial reporting.
  • Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: Handouts for the presentations will be provided prior to the conference. No advance preparation is required and there are no prerequisites required to attend this conference.
  • Complaint resolution policy: If you should have any concerns regarding this conference, please contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208.
  • Instructional Delivery Method: Experts share their knowledge with participants through live presentation and question and answer sessions.

Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

Craig Boelte

Craig Boelte, Chief Financial Officer, Paycom, Oklahoma City, OK

Christine Botosan

Christine A. Botosan, Board Member, FASB, Norwalk, CT

William Buergler

William M. Buergler, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK

Todd Burchett

Todd Burchett, Partner, Forensics & Valuation Services, BKD CPAs & Advisors, San Antonio, TX

Rachel Cox

Rachel Cox, Instructor of Professional Practice, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Angie Drake

Angie Drake, Senior Managing Director, Integration and former Chief Financial Officer, Charles Machine Works, Perry, OK

David Losacco

David Losacco, Principal, Stinnett & Associates, Tulsa, OK

Tim Sikes

Timothy P. Sikes, Deputy Director, PCAOB, Dallas, TX

Brad Skinner

Brad Skinner, Senior Assistant Chief Accountant, Office of Natural Resources and Food, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

Alexis Smith Washington

Dr. Lex Smith Washington, Assistant Professor of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Spencer Haines 

Spencer Haines, Chief Financial Officer, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Cancellation Policy:

If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 10 days prior to the conference, you are welcome to send a substitute. All guarantees have been submitted to the hotel, so refunds are not attainable. A refund is available given notification no later than 11 days prior to the conference. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu.

For additional information or to sponsor:

Krysta Gilbert, Program Coordinator
Center for Executive and Professional Development
294 Business Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Telephone: 405-744-5208
cepd@okstate.edu