The Oil and Gas Consulting Company

Matt Pilkington

Vice President of Audit
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 728-3003 ext. 1203
(405) 213-3343

Matt joined Martindale in 2008 after earning a B.S. in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and currently serves as the Chair of the COPAS Audit Committee and is an active member of the COPAS - Oklahoma City society and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Oklahoma City chapter.  Matt is a project manager, specializing in joint venture expenditure audits, vendor audits, assisting clients with establishing proper accounting and allocation methodologies to ensure compliance with applicable agreements, and other projects.  Matt has led or managed hundreds of audits and has developed innovative ways to analyze costs as technology has changed, and provides extensive experience to projects and development for Martindale employees.

Expertise and Focus Areas:

  • Managing joint venture audits, including:
    • Deepwater
    • Large unconventional shale programs
    • Royalty trusts
    • Payouts
  • Managing vendor compliance programs on behalf of clients, including:
    • Vendor selections and analysis
    • Vendor audits
    • Vendor internal controls and process review
    • Vendor fraud and forensic accounting
  • Litigation support and expert witness testimony on joint interest accounting, COPAS, and audit matters
  • Internal staffing functions:
    • Joint interest billing discrepancies and receivable collections
    • Drilling advances and prepayment discrepancies and reconciliations
    • Process improvement and chargeability review
    • Accounting system implementation
    • Owner relations
    • Negotiating claims resolutions

Professional Positions

  • National COPAS Audit Committee - Chair
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Member
  • Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN) - Member
  • Oil and Gas Vendor Roundtable - Content Development Committee


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