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Oklahoma Accounting Educators Conference

Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00am - 4:30pm

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If you are an Oklahoma accounting educator, you won't want to miss the OSCPA's 2018 Oklahoma Accounting Educators Conference! Earn up to six hours of recommended CPE credit at a conference that caters to the issues and topics important to the accounting educator.

TOPICS: Ethics, professional issues update, CPA Exam changes, SEC update and more!

PARKING: Parking is free for all attendees. Parking lots are located south of and adjacent to MACU Kennedy Hall.

This conference is sponsored by the OSCPA's Liaison with Educational Institutions Committee.


Designed For

Accounting educators and Oklahoma CPAs.

Fields of Interest

  • Accounting & Auditing
  • Ethics
  • Personal Development
  • Specialized Knowledge

Your Price: $75.00

This is your base price and does not reflect any additional session fees, optional add-ons, or guest registrations. This price includes the early-bird discount. Full prices will be applicable to all registrations after March 18, 2018.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00am - 9:40am

Are you all caught up with changes in the accounting profession? Join OSCPA President and CEO, Blaine Peterson, CPA, JD, for this preview of the profession's top issues. Find out what to expect in 2018, get a grasp on AICPA developments and learn about new and emerging trends. Recommended for two credit hours of CPE.


  • Review professional responsibilities of CPAs and compliance with the new tax code and rules.
  • Discuss the need for more CPAs in Oklahoma.
  • Discuss ideas for increasing the number of students obtaining accounting degrees and for encouraging them to sit for the CPA exam.
Credits: Industry/Other 2
10:00am - 11:40am

What does ethics mean to CPAs? Through this session, learn how educators can help prepare students for their professional obligation - and the high price for ignoring them. Recommended to fulfill two hours of Oklahoma ethics CPE.


  • Gain a better understanding of a CPA's ethical behavior related to employment and clients.
  • Discuss why we have ethics and the cost of not having them.
  • Review what regulations and standards accounts work under, how ethics affects every day life and the potential for infractions.
Credits: Ethics 2
11:40am - 2:30pm

During round table discussions, hear from hiring manager and recent hires to learn the skills your graduates really need to be successful in today's workforce. Not recommended for CPE credit.

Plus, the OSCPA Liaison with Educational Institutions Committee will announce the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

2:30pm - 3:20pm

The AICPA announced the newest version of the CPA Exam in 2016 and launched it in 2017. According to the AICPA, the revamped exam will be "the result of a comprehensive practice analysis, based on extensive research, that will determine the knowledge and skills required of newly licensed CPAs." During this session, details will be provided related to the content and the approach to testing the content. Recommended for one credit hour of CPE (for accounting educators only).


  • Learn about the changes on the new CPA Exam and the new Excel portion, including content details and testing methods.
Credits: Industry/Other 1
3:40pm - 4:30pm

The SEC is constantly evolving, so this session will give an overall review of the SEC changes. It will also address the educational implications of revenue recognition, leases, tax law and the credit loss standard. Recommended for one credit hour of CPE (for accounting educators only).


  • Review and explore the educational implications of Revenue Recognition (ASC 606), Leases (ASC 842), Tax Law (ASC 740) and Credit Loss Standard (ASC 326).
  • Examine S-K modernization.
  • Discuss examples of XBRL Inline.
Credits: A&A 1
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Blaine M. Peterson

Blaine M. Peterson, CPA, J.D., is the president and CEO of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Peterson is a member of the OSCPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Bar Association. Peterson received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma as well as his juris doctorate, also from the University of Oklahoma. He is a certified public accountant and licensed attorney. Blaine has been an OSCPA member for more than 20 years and previously served as a director at large for the OSCPA Board of Directors and board liaison to the OSCPA’s Taxation, Personal Financial Planning and Business Valuation/Forensic & Litigation Support Committees.

Randall A. Ross

Randy Ross, CPA, is currently the executive director of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. He received both his BS and MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma while earning All-American status in wrestling. His career has provided a broad background of public, private and governmental accounting and work experiences. He has served as the director of Business Taxes at the Oklahoma Tax Commission, corporate controller for an international manufacturing concern and worked in public accounting during his career. Randy has received numerous awards, including National Administrator of the year in 1995, Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry in Oklahoma in 2006, Mayor of the Year in Oklahoma for Cities over 5,000 in 2011 (Randy is also the mayor of Choctaw, Oklahoma), Distinguished Former Student by UCO in 2012, the Don Ryder Award for Outstanding Municipal Employee or Elected Official in Oklahoma in 2014 , was inducted into the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2015, inducted into the inaugural Class of Luminaries of UCO and was inducted into the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.

Zane Swanson

Zane Swanson, Ph.D., CPA, joined the UCO College of Business in 2008. In 1991 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in accounting with a supporting field of finance. Dr. Swanson focuses on capital markets research and is active in ERP/AIS/XBRL studies. He has published more than 60 works in academic journals, professional outlets and the educational press. Outside of academia, he was an analyst in nonprofit and financial institutions. Dr. Swanson also has degrees from the University of South Carolina, Carnegie-Mellon and MIT. His interests include financial and international accounting.

Edward R. Walker

Dr. Edward Walker, CPA, CGMA, CMA, CIA, CFE, teaches courses in intermediate accounting, cost accounting and CPA Review at UCO. He is also a faculty supervisor for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program during the spring semester. Dr. Walker serves on the OSCPA’s Accounting Careers and Continuing Professional Education Committees. Dr. Walker is also vice president for education for the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and serves on the board of directors for the UCO Wesley Foundation.

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