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New Oil & Gas Accounting Professionals - New to Accounting Square 2 2 - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies
New Oil & Gas Accounting Professionals - New to Accounting Square 2 2 - Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies
Professional Development for New Petroleum Accountants

We know how it feels at the beginning of a new career—raring to go but not sure where to start. Welcome to the place to start! COPAS is a professional member association for petroleum accountants—2,600 members and 26 societies strong. We build each other up and grow together as professionals, people and friends.

Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re an experienced accountant new to oil and gas, COPAS can help you on your way.

We want to meet you where you are.
How COPAS can help:
  • Industry Leverage
  • Knowledge
  • Networking
  • Discounts
I want to connect with others in the industry.
Join a COPAS Society

Joining your regional COPAS society will immediately connect you with fellow professionals in your area. You can also network at the national level at our annual Spring and Fall meetings. When you connect with thousands of oil and gas accountants across the country, the sharing of knowledge, opportunities and friendship naturally follows!

COPAS Blog
Building Your Network
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I have the foundational skills for my role, but I need to build on them.
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.

CPE Courses

Learn more about industry best practices, standards and guidelines that will propel your career. COPAS offers new CPE courses every month that will increase your competency, challenge you, and help increase your likelihood for advancement in your career!

Job Security:
How to Survive & Thrive During Tough Times
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I’m concerned about career and financial security. I want to increase my value to my employer and clients.
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.

Get APA® Certified

The petroleum industry operates under unique guidelines and principles that go beyond basic accounting. Earning the Accredited Petroleum Accountant® Certification proves you have proficient knowledge of these intricacies. Being APA® certified shows you mean business and makes you an even greater asset to your clients and employer.

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.
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I need a place to go for answers when I need help.
Knowledge Networking

Nobody knows everything in this profession…and even if they did, it would change anyway! We rely on each other for knowledge-sharing. Building your knowledge network ensures you’ll have someone to call, text or email when you need help with an issue. Joining your regional COPAS society is a great way to start building that network.

COPAS Resources

COPAS members get access to high-quality publications with key industry guidance, plus updated economic factors. Our blog and podcast are free resources you can access anytime.

COPAS Blog
The Secret Sauce: Knowledge Networking
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I’d like to have an industry mentor.
COPAS Mentoring Program

COPAS offers a mentoring program at our Spring and Fall meetings. If you want a mentor, all you have to do is ask! Your new mentor is sure to introduce you to people they know.

Meet a Mentor

Joining your regional COPAS society will connect you with many seasoned pros. If you meet one you click with, ask them about a possible mentoring relationship. All industry veterans received help early in their careers, and many are eager to “give back” by mentoring.

More Knowledge. More Connections. More Opportunities!
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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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