Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

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16th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference
November 18, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton—Downtown, Tulsa, Oklahoma

15th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference

Friday, November 20, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton—Downtown, Tulsa, OK

Fee:

(Fee includes refreshments and lunch)
$325 per person, if registered by November 6, 2015
$345 per person, if registered after November 6, 2015
Group Discount: For 10 or more people in the same company, the fee is $300 per person

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. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 1-866-678-3933 or cepd@okstate.edu.

If registering as an OSU Accounting Student, please email Krysta Gilbert at cepd@okstate.edu

2015 Conference Sponsorship and Exhibit Booth opportunities are available.

Sponsorship Information

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2015 Agenda

15th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference – Friday, November 20, 2015
7:55 a.m. Welcome

Robert Cornell, Ph.D., Head and Wilton T. Anderson Chair, Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Charlotte J. Wright, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Anadarko Petroleum Chair, School of Accounting, Oklahoma State University
Ken Eastman, Ph.D., Dean, Norman and Suzanne Myers Chair and Richard W.Poole Professor for Excellence, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

8:00 a.m. The Statement of Cash Flows—The most important and most neglected financial statement

This session will describe why the statement of cash flows suffers from unprecedented diversity in practice and will offer an overview of ongoing FASB projects, which could impact the SCF.

Kenneth Miller, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Florham Park, NJ

8:40 a.m. SEC Update

The SEC Division of Corporate Finance is on the cutting edge of emerging practice-related issues and provides front-line support for the SEC. This session will provide an overview of the Commission’s comment letter process and discuss the latest “hot topics” addressed by SEC staff.

Melissa N. Rocha, Senior Assistant Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

9:20 a.m. Moderated Discussion/Questions and Answers

Moderator:
Kylie Roper Mayes, Associate, Assurance Services, EY, Oklahoma City, OK
Panelists:
Kenneth Miller, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Florham Park, NJ
Melissa N. Rocha, Senior Assistant Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation
Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

9:50 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. FASB Update

This session will discuss FASB’s technical activities and the outlook for accounting standards in the U.S. Special focus is on the highlights of recently issued Accounting Standards Updates as well as the status of certain technical projects.

Daryl Buck, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, CT

11:00 a.m. The Role of the Professional Accountant in Today’s Business Environment

This session discusses the important and unique responsibility that all accountants have in protecting the public interest. Regardless of whether an accountant is in corporate accounting, internal or external auditing, governance, education, or regulation, we all share this same responsibility. We will focus on how we all perform our responsibilities in today’s business environment, including how the PCAOB fulfills its responsibilities.

John Fiebig, Deputy Director, PCAOB, Dallas, TX

11:40 a.m. Moderated Discussion/Questions and Answers

Moderator:
Panelists:
Daryl Buck, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, CT
John Fiebig, Deputy Director, PCAOB, Dallas, TX

12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. The Power of Metaphors

In this presentation, we will explore metaphors as powerful tools for communicating ideas and facilitating change. During the presentation, favorite metaphors from the world of business will be shared. We will also deconstruct some metaphors to discover what make them effective. Finally we will discuss how to know when a metaphor is the right tool for the job.

Clifton Gray, Manager, Application Architecture, ONEOK Inc., Tulsa, OK

1:50 p.m Cybersecurity

From the evening news to the coffee bar, everyone seems to be talking about cybersecurity. With all the news about companies that have been attacked, what can we learn from the information available? What are the different motivations behind the attacks? From Target to the Houston Astros, is anyone exempt from these cyber attacks? This presentation will summarize some lessons that companies and individuals can learn from these attacks and discuss how to reduce the risk associated with a cybersecurity breach. Cybersecurity isn’t an information technology issue; it is a personal and enterprise risk issue that we all must take responsibility for in the coming years.

Keith Hall, Audit Manager, Phillips 66, Bartlesville, OK

2:30 p.m. Information Security and Attack and Penetration Testing

With the increase of reported data breaches and information security incidents, this presentation will look into – as users, consumers, and organizations – why we should care about information security. We will answer questions such as, “What are the sources and originators of these prolific breaches?” and “How do network security and attack and penetration testing fit into an information security program?” Additionally, we will walk through an example exploit with an approach that is easily digestible for all audiences.

Ashley Shugart, Senior Manager, Stinnett & Associates, Dallas, TX

3:10 p.m. Break
3:40 p.m Moderated Discussion/Questions and Answers

Moderator:
Paige Walker, Associate, US Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tulsa, OK
Panelists:
Keith Hall, Audit Manager, Phillips 66, Bartlesville, OK
Ashley Shugart, Senior Manager, Stinnett & Associates, Dallas, TX
Paul Tucker, Manager, Information Security and Risk Management, Williams Co., Tulsa, OK

4:10 p.m All the Data: Integrating Data Analytics and Digital Forensics for Fraud Examinations

While examiners are quite familiar with the use of structured data in fraud examinations, it is important consideration be given to all available data. Much of the remaining data, perhaps as much as 80 percent, is unstructured data and can be incredibly valuable in an examination. Leveraging the knowledge and skills of data analytics experts and digital forensics experts provides insight and information that can increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of an investigation. This session will discuss how examiners can leverage all available data, both structured and unstructured, in their next examination.

Jeremy Clopton, Senior Managing Consultant, Forensics and Valuation Services, BKD LLP, Springfield, MO

4:55 p.m Summary & Wrap Up


2015 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Opportune

Opportune

Consulting, Tax, and Outsourcing: As a leader in international energy consulting, Opportune specializes in assisting clients across the energy industry, including focuses in areas such as upstream, midstream, downstream, power, commodities trading and oil field services.

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Gold Sponsor

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BKD

BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, helps clients realize their goals by offering a wide variety of services all around the globe, including accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services, and wealth management. With their dedicated professionals, BKD provides insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in several industries.

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ConocoPhillips

Known around the world for exploring for, producing, transporting, and marketing crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, and bitumen, ConocoPhillips plays a foundational role in enabling global economic development and human progress.

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Phillips 66

Phillips 66 is a growing international energy manufacturing and logistics company that provides a variety of exceptional businesses with focuses in midstream, chemicals, refining, marketing, and other specialties. Phillips 66 is a leader in changing energy landscape opportunities for the future.

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Silver Sponsor

Deloitte

Deloitte

Consisting of thousands of independent firms, Deloitte collaborates to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to their clients.

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EY

With a commitment to delivering noteworthy service to their clientele, EY focuses on four main areas: assurance, tax, advisory, and transactions. EY is filled with highly qualified professionals that help clients to succeed in their goals.

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Halliburton

Known as the world’s largest provider of products and services to the energy industry, Halliburton serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers

Striving every day to form relationships that create value for clients and their businesses, PwC brings clients a global perspective along with in-depth knowledge of local, state, and national issues. PwC provides audit and assurance, tax, and consulting services.

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Stinnett & Associates

Stinnett and Associates is an advisory firm that succeeds in maximizing value for both public and private companies. Their services are designed to be integrated with a company’s key business activities to help streamline processes, reduce costs, and enhance controls.

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Sponsorship Informtaion


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. If you are transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 1-866-678-3933 or cepd@okstate.edu.

For additional information or to sponsor:

Krysta Gilbert, Program Coordinator, Center for Executive and Professional Development
Oklahoma State University, 215 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-4011 USA
Toll free: 866-678-3933
Telephone: 405-744-5208
cepd@okstate.edu