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Two conferences to offer accounting insights and CPE credit

Monday, September 11, 2023

Media Contact: Kaylie Wehr | Communications Coordinator | 405-744-8627 |

The annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference will be held in conjunction with the Oil and Gas Accounting Conference on Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, respectively, at the Cox Convention Center in Tulsa.

Participants can choose to attend just one conference or both the AFRC and the Oil and Gas Accounting Conferences at a discounted rate. Both conferences are presented by the Center for the Future of Work and School of Accounting in the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business.

“We are excited to welcome top-tier national experts to Tulsa for our fall conferences," said Angela Spencer, interim head of the school of accounting and Lanny G. Chasteen Chair in Accounting in Spears Business. "These events offer a valuable platform for Oklahoma professionals and students to engage with innovative leaders, fostering dynamic discussions on the most pressing topics in financial reporting and oil and gas accounting today.”

Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

 The AFRC brings together national and regional experts, Financial Accounting Standards Board and Securities and Exchange Commission officials, corporate financial executives, CPAs and academics to discuss current issues in accounting.

“I look forward to the OSU Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference every year, both personally and professionally,” said Lisa Rambo, vice president of business development at Embark. “The OSU team does an amazing job of putting together relevant, timely topics that really resonate with our work and focus here at Embark.

“I appreciate how they explore different ways of presenting and keep the subject matter dynamic. Between outstanding topics, great presenters, and wonderful attendees, the conference is always a perfect time to learn, expand perspectives and reconnect with colleagues and friends.”

Speakers include experts Ashley Tisckos from the FASB providing updates and Dr. Alexis Smith Washington from OSU speaking about diversity, equity and inclusion. A panel of industry leaders – Adam Golden with TaxSearch Inc., Leonelle Thompson, with Williams and Nicole Renkema with HoganTaylor – will also discuss workplace recruiting and retention.

In addition, participants can earn up to eight hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.

Oil and Gas Accounting Conference

 The Oil and Gas Accounting Conference features experts, corporate financial executives and CPAs addressing current issues pertaining to accounting in the oil and gas industry.

“The annual Oil and Gas Conference has been thoughtfully developed to cover topics that are relevant to those working in the oil and gas industry, as well as provide valuable insights and CPE,” said Angela Baker, conference moderator and instructor of professional practice at Spears Business. “In addition to addressing technical issues, there’s also an emphasis on providing quality time to network with peers and others in the industry.”

Speakers will include the associate chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jonathan Duersch, and the senior tax counsel for ConocoPhillips, Hanif Gulamhussein.

Participants can also earn up to four hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.

To learn more and register, please visit the AFRC and OGAC website

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