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Conference of Accountants

2024 Conference of Accountants

The University of Tulsa
Helmerich Hall – Room 219

Dive into the future of accounting at the Conference of Accountants, hosted by The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business. Network with top accounting experts, engage with local business and community leaders, and impact future accounting students’ lives through our scholarship fund. Additionally, attendees can earn 13+ hours of CPE for CPA or other certification continuing education requirements.

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About the Conference of Accountants

Conference of Accountants event graphicThe Conference of Accountants evolved from a series of annual meetings beginning in 1947 by Professor Emeritus Paul J. Graber. The Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa acts as host providing event management and facilities (as appropriate) for the event. 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 Business Information Systems. An advisory board, made up of area accounting professionals, provides counsel and assistance.

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 and 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, Tulsa mayor and state 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 15 hours (planned) of CPE for CPA or other certification continuing education requirements. Please check back for CPE updates.

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

Contact Us

Conference of Accountants
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104

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  • Registration & CPE Information


    Full-session regular: $445
    One-day regular: $222.50


    CPE information for in-person attendees

    CPE credits will be available. Details coming soon.

    If attending all sessions, participants will earn 15 CPE credits (planned). Check back for updates.

    Prerequisites: None
    Advanced Preparation: None
    Program Level: Basic
    Delivery Method: Group Live: In-Person

    Conference of Accountants hosted by The University of Tulsa is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


    For questions regarding the program or registration, please contact the Conference of Accountants team at

  • 2024 Agenda

    Thursday, May 16

    Session Title Recommended CPE Credit Recommended Field of Study
    1 Update from the OAB and Current Trends in the CPA Profession 1 Accounting – Technical
    2 Addictive Data: A Human-Centered Approach to Designing and Building Dashboards 1 Information Technology – Technical
    3 Prepping Your Mind for Ethical Living 1 Behavioral Ethics – Non-technical
    4 U.S. and Oklahoma Economic Outlook 1 Economics – Technical
    5 Accounting for the ONEOK/Magellan Acquisition 1 Accounting – Technical
    6 The US Economy in the Post-Covid World 1 Economics – Technical
    7 DEI by the Numbers 1.5 Personal Development – Non-technical

    Friday, May 17

    Session Title Recommended CPE Credit Recommended Field of Study
    8 Curating Your Personal Ecosystem 1 Personal Development – Non-technical
    9 SEC Reporting Update 1.5 Accounting – Technical
    10 Tax Policy Update 1.5 Taxes – Technical
    11 Big Data/Data Analytics 1 Information Technology – Technical
    12 Harnessing the Power of AI in Internal Audit 1 Auditing – Technical
    13 Business Email Compromise for Professionals 1.5 Information Technology – Technical
  • Refund and Program Cancellation Policies

    Refund Policy

    If registration is canceled by May 5, a refund will be granted but subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrant will receive full refund minus $25 service fee. No refunds granted after May 6. Substitutions are permitted.

    For information regarding administrative policies or concerns, cancellations, registration substitutions and other inquiries, please contact or 918-631-2398.

    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.