Advanced Public Utility Accounting (APPA) 

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April 2 - 3, 2019 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)    |    NEPPA Training Center (Littleton, MA) 

 

NEPPA has partnered with the American Public Power Association to bring the Advanced Public Utility Accounting training in-house.  

 

Course Overview

 

Most of the crucial decisions that electric utilities make require financial information. Utility accounting staff must understand how accounting principles and practices impact financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders. The utility accounting function isn’t only about the numbers.

 

The position is responsible for developing internal controls, effective business processes, and management reporting both internally and externally to stakeholders such as ratepayers and bond rating agencies.

 

This practical course examines the more complicated aspects of accounting practice to inform planning and decision-making by management and help execute your day-to-day work more efficiently and effectively. Learn about industry trends, new accounting standards, and strategies for ensuring future financial success.

 

This course is recommended as a follow up to APPA’s Public Utility Accounting course.

 

Recommended CEUs / PDHs / CPEs

 

Recommended CEUs 1.2/PDHs 11.75/CPEs 14
Field of Study: Accounting

 

Who Should Attend

 

This course is designed for utility accounting and finance personnel who have taken APPA’s Public Utility Accounting course and for those with a basic knowledge of utility accounting theory and practice.

 

Course Topics

 

  • Using regulatory accounting to mitigate ratepayer and financial reporting impacts
  • Presentation of financial statements
  • Using benchmarking and key performance indicators
  • Strategies to maintain or improve your utility’s bond rating
  • Capital structure and its importance in utility strategic planning
  • Utility debt options
  • Establishing strong internal controls to efficiently allocate resources and deter fraud
  • Governmental accounting pronouncements update
  • Accounting for contingencies, capitalized interest, asset impairments and asset retirement obligations
  • Update on implementing the new GASB Pension Standard

 

Agenda

 

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Registration

 

Registration fees include coffee, baked goods and lunch each day. 

 

Members: $695

Non-Members: $1,290

 

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Cancellations

 

Cancellations are accepted until Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Substitutions may be made at any time.

 


 

Instructor

 

Russ Hissom, CPA, CIA, CISA, partner on the energy and utilities team, has been with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause since 1983. Russ has extensive experience with contract compliance audits under jointly owned electric generation contracts, overhead cost allocation studies, enterprise risk management implementation projects, benchmarking studies, work order asset management implementation projects, construction reviews, management audits, financial and compliance audits of electric utilities, and specialized risk management and operational and financial training for utilities. He is a co-author of several APPA publications including: Advanced Public Utility Accounting, Information Technology Governance, Sustainability Accounting Standards for Utilities and Developing an Effective Utility Software Selection Process.

 

Lodging

 

Lodging is not included in your registration fees and must be arranged directly with the hotel. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact any of the following hotels directly and be sure to mention you’re with NEPPA (or the appropriate code/account number) to receive the negotiated rate:

 

Courtyard by Marriott, Boston – Littleton -  $155/night + tax

102 Constitution Avenue

Littleton, MA 01460

(978) 440-5040

Click here to make your reservation online.

 

The Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center - $116/night + tax

219 Littleton Road

Westford, MA 01886

(978) 692-8200

Click here to make your reservation online using the Rate Access Code: NEPPA.

 

SpringHill Suites Devens Common Center - $129/night + tax

27 Andrews Parkway

Devens, MA 01434

(978) 772-3030

Click here to make your reservation online using the Group Code: BZL.

 

 

Questions? Don't hesitate to call the office at (978) 540-2200 or contact Sarah Elise Klingler, Director of Education & Programs at sklingler@neppa.org.

 

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