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Conference of Accountants

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. Funds allocated from the net proceeds are used to provide awards and educational support for undergraduate and graduate accounting students.  Contact Jennie Dugger, program coordinator, at jennie-dugger@utulsa.edu 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

We begin the process of defining the conference theme and inviting our speakers each August with a goal to complete the program brochure by February.

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.

Registration Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration will be available in March 2019.

Questions

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 jennie-dugger@utulsa.edu.

Conference Speakers

2019 Speakers

Agenda

2019 Date TBA

Board and Committee

Advisory Board

  • Pamela Amburgy – Stinnett & Associates
  • Lisa Anderson – Morse & Co., PLLC
  • Steve Berlin – Retired-Kaiser Francis
  • Matt Bieberly – ONE Gas
  • Scott Carter – Cimarex Energy Company
  • James Dailey – Total Travel of Tulsa
  • Ron Emmons – Ronald R. Emmons, CPA/CFE
  • Kim Fairchild – HoganTaylor, LLP
  • Curtis French – Phillips 66
  • Kelly Luelf – ConocoPhillips
  • Rick Meyers – Tulco Oils, Inc.
  • James Miller – Retired-Arthur Andersen
  • Bob Mogelnicki – Moge Development Company
  • Kala Sharp – ONEOK Partners
  • Sandy Siegfried – Stanfield & O’Dell
  • Beth Soderfelt – Beth Soderfelt, CPA
  • Todd Stahley – Retired-ConocoPhillips
  • Adam Studie – Magellan LLP
  • Rebecca Thompson – AAON, Inc.
  • Mary Ann Vassar – City of Tulsa
  • Carley Williams – BKD LLP

Planning Committee

  • ACFE – Open
  • FEI – Owen Pugh, Retired
  • IIA – Annie Mills, ONEOK
  • IMA – John Thomas, Community Care of Oklahoma
  • OSCPA, Tulsa Chapter – open
  • TEI – Tony Rackley, Williams Companies
  • TU – Tracy Manly, Accounting Professor
  • TU – Steve Rockwell, Accounting Professor
  • TU – Jennie Dugger, Conference Coordinator