Jeff Howard Earns Accredited Petroleum Accountant® Certification

Dallas, TX – (December 8, 2020) Oil & Gas Assistant Controller, Jeff Howard, APA®, has earned the Accredited Petroleum Accountant® (APA) Certification. The APA® certification is offered by the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS) and equips industry professionals with the knowledge and understanding to excel and perform at the highest level.

Howard is an Assistant Controller in Whitley Penn’s oil and gas outsourced accounting services and consulting department. He has more than six years of experience and has worked in a variety of roles in the industry and with Whitley Penn. His specialties include financial reporting, accounts payable, property accounting, audit preparation, and treasury management. He is also experienced in complex oil and gas accounting entries. Howard has provided clients with hands‐on experience in software selection, implementations, and project management and analysis.

Howard attended St. Edward’s University, where he earned his B.B.A. and graduated magna cum laude.

“We are proud of the hard work and dedication that Jeff has put into obtaining his APA® certification. With this accomplishment, we are excited to continue expanding our skillsets and offering new services for our clients,” stated Felix J. Lozano, III, CPA, CFE, Director of the firm’s Audit practice and Partner in Charge of Whitley Penn’s Dallas office.

About the APA®

The APA® certification examination is a knowledge-based exam designed to assess professional competence in the field of petroleum accounting.

About Whitley Penn, LLP

Whitley Penn has consistently been recognized as “One the Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” and “Best of the Best” by INSIDE Public Accounting and other industry publications. For more information on Whitley Penn, please visit


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