Event Profile

Accounting and Finance Conference

June 16 — 17, 2021

Who Should Attend:

Chief financial officers, general managers, all levels of accounting staff, and utility employees who work closely with the accounting department.

Conference Overview:

After a challenging year with the pandemic, we all could use a chance to get together and reconnect. Thankfully, you can do just that at NWPPA’s Accounting and Finance Conference on June 16 and 17. Don’t miss the chance to join your colleagues and share the good, the bad, and the ugly of last year. In addition to invaluable networking opportunities, you’ll learn from industry experts about the latest hot topics, such as updates on financial planning and time-of-use programs, and be able to use those new skills on the job at your utility. Plus, best-selling author Dr. Jermaine Davis will wrap up the virtual two-day event with sound advice on how to lead the way for positive change. It’s an Accounting and Finance Conference you do not want to miss, so save the date and we will see you there!

Conference Agenda:

    Wednesday, June 16
    12:30-12:45 p.m.

    Welcome and opening remarks

      Jon Meyer, Senior Director of Finance & Customer Services, Benton PUD

      Brent Lay, CFO & Administrative Services Director, NWPPA


    12:45-1:45 p.m.

    Regional Power Update and the State of the Lower Snake River Dams

      John Francisco, CEO, Northwest Requirements Utilities

      Kurt Miller, Executive Director, Northwest RiverPartners

      • CPE: Regulatory Ethics/Specialized Knowledge (1.0)


    1:45-2:30 p.m.

    Stimulus Efforts and the Economic Impact

    Ryan Johnson, Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP

    Chris Van Dyke,  Aldrich Wealth, LP 

      • CPE: Business Law - Technical (0.5)


    2:30-2:45 p.m.



    2:45-4:15 p.m.

    Follow the Money: Sound Financial Planning

    Dawn Lund, Vice President, Utility Financial Solutions

    • CPE: Finance (1.5)


    4:15-4:30 p.m.

    Closing and prize drawing


    Thursday, June 17

    8-9:30 a.m.

    Implementation of Time of Use Program at Flathead Electric

    John Goroski, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Flathead Electric

    • CPE: Business Management - Non-Technical (1.5)


    9:30-9:45 a.m.


    9:45-11:15 a.m.

    Leading the Way of Positive Change

      Dr. Jermaine Davis, Founder & CEO of Jermaine M. Davis Seminars & Workshops, Inc.


      • CPE: Professional Development (1.5)


    11:15-11:45 a.m.


      Topic TBD

      • CPE: Professional Development (0.5)


    11:45 a.m. -noon

    Closing remarks and door prizes

    Jon Meyer, Senior Director of Finance & Customer Services, Benton PUD


Conference Schedule:

The conference takes places on Wednesday, June 16, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and on Thursday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees at least 12 hours before the event and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions.

Conference Fees:

Member Rate: $320
Non-Member Rate: $960

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% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This conference qualifies for 6.5 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the conference.

For More Information:

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