Conference of Accountants - The University of Tulsa

Helmerich Hall, Room 313
The University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104


Coming September 2021 | Virtual Conference

The Conference of Accountants evolved from a series of annual meetings begun in 1947 by Professor Emeritus Paul J. Graber.  The University of Tulsa acts as host and provides the facilities for accountants to discuss issues of common interest.  Since 1950, the Conference has been directed by a Planning Committee composed of representatives of the co-sponsoring professional organizations and by members of TU’s School of Accounting and Computer Information Systems.  An Advisory Board, made up of area accounting professionals, provides counsel and assistance.  Contact Cristina Smith Williams at for more information.

Each Conference typically includes speakers drawn from organizations that impact accounting policy, including:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Tax Executives Institute
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Institute of Internal Auditors

Accounting speakers have also been provided by national & regional accounting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte and Grant Thornton.

Leaders in the business community, representing both local and national companies have participated in our conference as keynote speakers. Past participants from the political arena have included the Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Mayor of Tulsa and the Attorney General.

Many of our speakers have been recommended or provided by our Planning Committee members who represent the following sponsoring organizations for the Conference:

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Financial Executives Institute
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Tulsa Chapter, Oklahoma Society of CPAs
  • Tax Executives Institute

Proceeds from the conference are used to provide scholastic awards to promising undergraduate and graduate accounting students. Since 2004, the conference has awarded almost $330,000. Additionally, our attendees can earn up to 13 hours of CPE for CPA or other certification continuing education requirements.

Program Knowledge Level: Basic | Prerequisites: None | Advance Preparation: None

  • Registration Information



    If you have questions regarding the program or registration email Cristina Smith-Williams.

  • Conference Speakers

    To be announced

  • Agenda

    Coming soon

  • Board and Committee

    Advisory and Planning Committee

    Chair: Matt Bieberly – ONE Gas
    Co-chair: Alison Bertram – ONEOK


    • Steve Berlin – Retired, Kaiser Francis
    • Chair: Matt Bieberly – ONE Gas
    • Kim Fairchild – Hogan Taylor LLP
    • Kelly Luelf – P66
    • Rick Meyers – Retired, Tulco Oils, Inc.
    • Jim Miller – Retired, Arthur Andersen
    • Bob Mogelnicki – Moge Development Company
    • Owen Pugh – Retired, Paradigm Group
    • Tony Rackley – Retired, The Williams Companies
    • Kala Sharp – ONEOK
    • Sandy Siegfried – Stanfield & O’Dell PC
    • Rebecca Thompson – AAON
    • Mary Ann Vassar – City of Olathe
    • Carley Williams – BKD LLP


    • Pamela Amburgy – Arvest
    • Lisa Anderson – Morse & Co., PLLC
    • Kristin Aylett – AAON
    • Co-chair: Alison Bertram – ONEOK
    • Ben Gray – Hogan Taylor LLP
    • Maggie Gore – Deloitte
    • Annie Mills – ONEOK
    • Beth Soderfelt – Self-employed
    • Adam Studie – Magellan
    • Chris Walters – SemGroup

    TU School of Accounting and CIS

    • Karen Cravens, Director and Chair
    • Tracy Manly, Accounting Professor
    • Mike McCrary, Accounting Professor
    • Ben Holman, Accounting Professor
  • Refund Policy & Program Cancellation Policy

    Refund Policy

    If registration is canceled by (date TBA 2021), registrant will receive full refund minus $25 service fee. After (date TBA 2021), deadline, there is no refund for a canceled registration. Substitutions are permitted. Cancellations or registration substitutions must be made in writing by emailing

    Program Cancellation Policy

    If the conference or any part of the conference is canceled, all registrants will be notified via email. If there is a speaker or program cancellation or substitution, the conference organizers will notify registrants by email, as well as the conference website.