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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Oil and Gas Accounting Conference

14th Annual Oil & Gas Accounting Conference

Friday, November 16, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills

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 4 CPE credits by attending the 14th Annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and 9 CPE credits including 2 hours of ethics by attending the 18th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference.

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405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu

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Time Event
8:00 a.m.

Welcome

Audrey A. Gramling, Department Head, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Conference Moderator: Dan Gilliam, Retired, Phillips 66, Tulsa, OK

8:10 a.m.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump singed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”). The TCJA is the most significant overhaul to the U.S. tax system in decades. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the TCJA, with particular focus on the oil and gas industry.

Chris Delk, Vice President, General Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX

9:00 a.m.

SEC Staff Perspective in Accounting and Reporting Matters

This session will discuss issues in the current accounting and regulatory environment in the oil and gas industry from the perspective of a member of the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant. It will also explore the various reporting risks that companies should consider in relation to their financial reporting requirements.

Jonathan Duersch, Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

9:50 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m.

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology has the hype and hope to drastically change the way we transact globally. This technology has the potential to reshape accounting and reporting, supply chains, trade finance, logistics and most treasury operations. This session will provide an overview of the technology and explore its potential. It will review current projects being implemented and beta tested. These initial projects will be discussed as the platform for transformational industry changes expected over the next decade.

Shane Randolph, Managing Director, Opportune LLP, Tulsa, OK

11:00 a.m.

State of Oklahoma Oil and Gas Industry

Chad Warmington, President, Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, Oklahoma City, OK

11:50 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

Moderator: Dan Gilliam, Retired, Phillips 66, Tulsa, OK

Chris Delk, Vice President, General Tax Counsel, ConocoPhillips, Houston, TX
Jonathan Duersch, Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
Shane Randolph, Managing Director, Opportune LLP, Tulsa, OK
Chad Warmington, President, Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, Oklahoma City, OK

12:10 p.m. Summary and Wrap-Up
2018 Learning Objectives Coming Soon
  • Price: $195 per person, if also attending the Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference
    $215 per person, if only attending the Oil and Gas Accounting Conference
    (fee includes refreshments and electronic materials)
  • Conference Materials: If you would prefer a hard copy of conference materials in a binder, there is an additional fee of $10.
  • 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.

Chris Delk

Chris Delk is the vice president and general tax counsel for ConocoPhillips. He has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working in the U.S. and abroad. Chris is a proud alumni of Oklahoma State and the University of Tulsa and is a member of the International Tax and Investment Center board of directors.

Jonathan Duersch

Jonathan Duersch is an associate chief accountant in the office of the chief accountant in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Jonathan leads consultation requests from public and private companies on current novel and complex accounting issues related to debt equity transactions, consolidations, derivatives, long-lived assets, and oil and gas accounting matters. He is involved with assessing the accounting implications of regulatory rule-making projects undertaken by the Commission specifically related to the oil and gas industry and has led SEC oversight of specific FASB’s standard setting projects.

Shane Randolph

Shane Randolph is a managing director at Opportune. He assists companies and financial institutions throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific in their understanding of what is possible as they deal with the challenges of implementing risk management programs and highly technical accounting pronouncements. Shane has become a subject matter enthusiast of blockchain and distributed ledger technology over the past five years.
Chad Warmington
Chad Warmington has served as the President of the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association since June 2013. Prior to joining Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, Chad served as the executive vice president for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, where he managed the political, government affairs and marketing operations for the statewide business organization. He previously served as Chief of Staff to three Speakers of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. His duties included serving as the chief negotiator with the Senate and Governor on behalf of the Speaker, along with managing the $19 million House of Representatives budget and 200 member staff.

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