Event Profile

Accounting, Finance, and RUS/FERC Accounting Fundamentals for Utility Personnel

February 26 — 27, 2019
Anchorage Hilton
500 W. Third Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501 
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Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Administrative professionals and anyone who wants to understand how each role in the utility impacts the budget and financial statement.

Related Event

Nuts and Bolts of Work Orders, February 28-March 1, 2019

Course Overview:

This one-and-a-half-day course will take you through the fundamentals of FERC (RUS) accounting and provide practical examples you can use in your utility. Employees will learn how to research and learn these fundamentals from the source document rather than we’ve always done it that way. Employees will learn skills that help their utility’s system achieve financial security and long-term benefits for members in a language that all employees can understand.

The course concludes with a discussion of employees' participation in the financial health of the utility. Budgeting, cash flow, and the importance of tracking expenses are highlighted. At the completion of the workshop, participants will have a more complete understanding of their personal impact on their system’s financial success .Employees will also be able to utilize online tools in researching FERC/RUS accounting and construction practices of utilities.

Course Topics:

  • Analysis of the financial reports (balance sheets, statements of operations)
  • Billing (accounts receivable turnover, write-offs, delinquency)
  • Plant accounting (inventory, engineering and operations, work order procedures)
  • Financial management (equity changes, capital credits, TIER, DSC, general funds, cash management, capitalization ratio, cost-of-service study, equity management, capital credits, legal challenges, allocation, retirement pros and cons)
  • Member services (marketing, communications)

What to Bring:

  • Most recent year-end financial report (Form 7)
  • Current equity management policy
  • Current capital credit allocation and retirement process
  • Calculator
  • Laptop with current versions of the following bulletins downloaded:
    • 1767B-1
    • 1767B-2
    • 1717B-2

Course Instructor:

Kim Mikkelsen, KW Consulting

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7411

Room rate: $125 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than January 26, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 2/26/2019): $870
Utility Member Standard: $945

Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 2/26/2019): $1,305
Associate Member Standard: $1,380

Non-member Early Bird (extended through 2/26/2019): $2,610
Non-member Standard: $2,685

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Anchorage Hilton

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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Kim Mikkelsen
Organization: KW Consulting