2017 AICPA OIL AND GAS CONFERENCE

October 13, 2017

Event Date: November 6 – 8 , 2017 Location: Denver, CO Event Link Opportune is serving as a gold sponsor of the aicpa oil and gas CONFERENCE. Opportune partner, Carl Wimberley, and managing director, Wade stubblefield, Amy Stutzman, and Paul Legoudes will all be speaking on Wednesday, November 7th.

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OSU School of Accounting will host annual accounting conferences in next month

October 13, 2017

Tulsa Business & Legal News The School of Accounting at Oklahoma State University will host the 13th annual Oil and Gas Accounting Conference and the 17th annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Conference Nov. 16-17 at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, 616 W. Seventh St. “The School of Accounting is thrilled to bring these industry experts to Oklahoma and the accounting and business community,” said George Krull, interim head of the School […]

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Spotlight on Cybersecurity: Protecting the Systems that Control Our Critical Infrastructure

October 9, 2017

A Worrisome Trend It seems that almost every week another major news story breaks concerning a cybersecurity breach at a high-profile company or government agency. Historically, the ultimate aim of many of these attacks has been financial gain for the perpetrators whether through the acquisition of personally identifiable information (PII), the deployment of ransomware, or other means. Over the last few years, a worrisome trend has emerged as attacks directed […]

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2017 A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference and Workshop

October 4, 2017

Event Date: October 12-13, 2017 Location: Dallas, TX Event Link A&D Strategies And Opportunities Conference and Workshop Here’s why you won’t want to miss it: This is the #1 gathering place for BD executives, A&D professionals and dealmakers. Oil and Gas Investor’s A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference & Workshop provides uniquely robust conference sessions and targeted networking opportunities.  It brings buyers and sellers together in a collaborative environment where deals get done. With […]

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AFP 2017 Conference

October 4, 2017

Event Date: October 15-18 Location: San Diego, CA Event Link Opportune will be exhibiting at the AFP Conference. Come see us at Booth #1348!

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ASC 842: Preparing for the New Lease Accounting Standard

October 3, 2017

Compliance with the impending FASB ASC 842 guidelines for lease accounting treatment is on the minds of the Controllers and CFOs of my clients.  Each client has formed an implementation team to assess the impacts to their financial statements, especially their Balance Sheet, and lease management processes.   Most companies are concerned about the ongoing governance of the lease agreement management processes since currently, these processes are commonly decentralized.  They are also concerned about separating the non-lease components […]

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2017 Bloomberg BNA Energy Tax Conference

September 21, 2017

Event Date: September 25-26, 2017 Location: Four Season Hotel, Houston, TX Event Link Opportune Managing Director, Lynn Loden, will be speaking as a panelist on “How to Approach Defendable Tax Planning” at the 2017 Bloomberg BNA Energy Tax Conference. Energy companies are consistently investigating ways to become more tax efficient through internal restructuring. Because internal restructurings are usually transformative for the organization, these transactions draw the attention of IRS and […]

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Attention Wind Farm Owners: Derivative Accounting and Dodd-Frank Reporting Considerations You Should Know

September 19, 2017

With a lack of traditional utility power purchase agreements available to meet demand, wind project sponsors have turned to corporate PPAs and other hedging alternatives to secure predictable cash flows. Depending on the structure, these agreements can lead to derivative accounting, trigger Dodd-Frank reporting requirements, or both. The following discusses what each of these agreements represent and the associated derivative accounting and Dodd-Frank implications. What is a PPA? A power purchase agreement […]

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