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Career Resources for Experienced Petroleum Accountants - Accounting Pro Square 2 - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies
Career Resources for Experienced Petroleum Accountants - Accounting Pro Square 2 - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies
Career Resources for Experienced Petroleum Accountants

In our industry there’s always more to learn, no matter how long you’ve been in the game. You’re ready to run ahead as a leader—to help make industry decisions and share your knowledge—but you also have to keep up with change. It’s a tall order, but you don’t have to go it alone.

COPAS is a professional member association for the industry’s most knowledgeable and influential petroleum accountants—2,600 members and 26 societies strong. We build each other up and grow together as professionals, people and friends. When you’re looking for education, connection and opportunities, COPAS is your source

We want to meet you where you are.
How COPAS can help:
  • Industry Leverage
  • Knowledge
  • Networking
  • Discounts
I want to grow my professional network
Join & Get Involved in a COPAS Society

Joining your regional COPAS society will immediately connect you with fellow professionals in your area. You can also connect with thousands of oil and gas accountants across the country at our annual Spring and Fall meetings. You’ll build lasting friendships, keep up to date with industry changes and trends, and give and receive help with current issues.

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I need to stay up-to-date on industry changes and trends.
CPE Courses

With new CPE courses every month, COPAS Energy Education meets your need for up-to-the-minute, relevant and accessible knowledge. Our courses balance theory and real world practices for an engaging experience. You can brush up on best practices and learn how to handle emerging issues like managing remote technology centers and drone charges.

Industry Updates

Always be in the know! COPAS members get access to high-quality publications with key industry guidance, plus updated economic factors such as the workers’ compensation actuarial assessment.

Dalin T. Error, Houston
“COPAS is the best source of information regarding current industry norms while remaining at the cutting edge of new developments, emerging issues and best practices.”
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I want to increase my value to my organization.
Join & Participate in COPAS

Joining COPAS will help you become the go-to resource in your firm for the latest information and best practices! Your employer will also gain corporate representation through your individual membership.

COPAS publications are recognized worldwide as the authority for oil and gas accounting standards for U.S. Operations. It is the place for the oil and gas industry’s most knowledgeable and influential petroleum accountants. Being part of COPAS lends prestige to your career and sends the message that you mean business.

Get APA® Certified or Recertified

Earning the Accredited Petroleum Accountant® Certification proves you have proficient knowledge of the unique guidelines and principles of oil and gas accounting. Being APA® certified shows a commitment to professional excellence and to shaping thought leadership in our industry.

APA® certifications are valid for one year. By completing continued education that advances knowledge, skills and abilities, APA® certified accountants stay current with the latest research, professional standards and guidelines.

Not sure which society to join or have questions? Complete the form here and we’ll match you with a society or get you started on your limited membership.
Tom Basche, Houston
“You will become more valuable to your employer just by participating. Getting involved in various local and national leadership roles with COPAS helped prepare me for advancing roles with my corporate organization.”
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I want to help shape the future of our industry.
Gain Industry Leverage With COPAS

Being a COPAS member means you are at the forefront of driving change and innovation that shape accounting in the petroleum industry. We set the accounting standards in the oil and gas industry.

As a COPAS member, you have a seat at the table. Whether you jump right into leadership and serve on a committee or attend one of our annual meetings asking questions that challenge the status quo—every voice has the power to create and shape change in our industry.

Craig Buck, Oklahoma City
“COPAS members are involved in the process of drafting documents that will govern the work they are accounting for. I can’t think of any other organization that gives its members that type of control across all levels of the industry.”
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I’d like to serve as a mentor for new professionals.
COPAS Mentoring Program

COPAS offers a mentoring program at our Spring and Fall meetings. We’ll connect you with a new professional who you’ll introduce to people you know. This can serve as a foundation for a longer-term mentoring relationship.

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Why Join COPAS?
Testimonials

Networking is so important. It will help with your job and career, and you will gain knowledge you can’t get sitting at a desk. The people in COPAS have mentored me, answered questions for me, and genuinely cared about me and my family.

Melissa Gruenewald
Rating: 5

COPAS has great learning opportunities, leadership opportunities, and ways to develop relationships with other accountants and oil and gas professionals. You will work hard when you get involved, but the experiences, people and benefits will be worth it.

Melissa Gruenewald
Rating: 5

For anyone searching for energy knowledge, professional industry contacts, peers with whom to discuss similar dilemmas, and access to energy experts—COPAS is the place to be!

Carolyn Sczepanski
Rating: 5
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OUR MISSION

COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.

COPAS

P.O. Box 21272
Wichita, KS 67208
Tel: 303-300-1131

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OUR MISSION

COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.

COPAS

P.O. Box 21272
Wichita, KS 67208
Tel: 303-300-1131

Contact Us →

CONNECT WITH US

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