Conference of Accountants

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


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 Jennie Dugger, program coordinator, 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 16 hours of CPE for CPA or other certification continuing education requirements.

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Registration Information


May 13-14, 2020

Registration will be available in late March.


If you have questions regarding the program or registration, contact The University of Tulsa School of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, phone: 918-631-3194 or email

Conference Speakers

2020 Speakers

Jody PadarCEO and PrincipalNew Vision CPA GroupInnovation in Accounting
Nicholas CappielloSupervising Project ManagerFASBFASB Update
Doug PuckettDeputy National Tax Leader — Private EquityDeloitte TaxTax Update
Bob FitzgeraldCFOSemGroupTBD
Dolf RöellExecutive DirectorB&F Capital Markets, Inc.SOFR
Casey Cox and David ColeSpecial AgentsFBICorporate Fraud
Brad SkinnerSenior Assistant Chief AccountantSECSEC Update
Meagan BaskinAssistant Professor of ManagementThe University of TulsaEthics
Cindy ByrdOklahoma State AuditorState of OklahomaInternal Audit
Jeff WilkieConsulting ExecutiveHogan TaylorDiversity and Inclusion
Eric HansenPartnerBKD and AICPA ChairReimagine — The Accounting Profession of Tomorrow
Mike RogersOwnerGratifyITCybersecurity
Matt WeirAssistant Inspector General for Tax AdministrationIRSIRS Accountability
Frank Brod
Corporate Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer



Agenda will be posted when it is completed.

Board and Committee

Advisory and Planning Committee


  • Steve Berlin – Retired, Kaiser Francis
  • Kim Fairchild – Hogan Taylor LLP
  • Matt Bieberly – ONE Gas
  • 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
  • Alison Bertram – ONEOK
  • Ben Gray – Hogan Taylor LLP
  • Maggie Gore – Deloitte
  • Jenny Largent – City of Tulsa
  • 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
  • Jennie Dugger, Program Coordinator