Event Profile

Accounting and Finance Conference

June 28 — 29, 2022
Grove Hotel

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:

Come to the first in-person Accounting and Finance Conference since 2019! This one-and-a-half-day conference will offer the ability to reconnect with colleagues and meet new people. The conference will cover a wide variety of topics, including a regional power update, data planning, work orders, and best practices when communicating with decision makers.

Conference Agenda:

Tuesday, June 28

7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks

    Gregg King, Conference Chair, Power Resource Manager, City of Port Angeles

8:45-9:15 a.m. Regional Power Update

    Kurt Miller, Executive Director, Northwest RiverPartners

9:15-10:15 a.m. Electric Vehicle and Net Metering Rate Synergies

    Russ Schneider, Senior Financial Analyst EES Consulting; Jacob Thomas, Principal, GDS Associates

10:15-11:15 a.m. Work Orders

    Teri Wallis, Founder/Owner, Terilyn Wallis Consulting

11:15 a.m.-noon Data Planning

    Angie Sanchez Virnoche, Vice President/Principal, FCS GROUP; and Sergey Tarasov, Senior Project Manager, FCS GROUP

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

1-2 p.m. Fiduciary Responsibility for Retirement Benefits

    Greg Settle, Senior Consultant, Hyas Group

2-2:45 p.m. Fraud and Internal Controls

    Keith Simovic, Partner, Moss Adams 

2:45-3:30 p.m. Panel

    Nicole Ulibarri, CFO, Ravalli County Electric Cooperative; Chris Krieck, Administrative Services Manager, CMA, Salem Electric; and Gregg King, Conference Chair, Power Resource Manager, City of Port Angeles

3:45-4:30 p.m. Best Practices Roundtable

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

6-7 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, June 29

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-10:30 a.m. Live and Learn, or Die Stupid

    Dave Mitchell, Owner, The Leadership Difference

10:45-11:45 a.m. Communicating and Decision Makers

    Angie Sanchez Virnoche, Vice President/Principal; and Sergey Tarasov, Senior Project Manager, FCS Group

11:45 a.m.-noon. Closing remarks and door prizes

    Gregg King, Conference Chair, Power Resource Manager, City of Port Angeles

Conference Location and Hotel Information:

The Grove
245 South Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 333-8000

Room rate: $169

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than June 6, 2022.

Related Events:

Rates Conference, June 30, 2022

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 5/28/2022): $820
Utility Member Standard: $895

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 5/28/2022): $1,230
Associate Member Standard: $1,305

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 5/28/2022): $2,460
Non-Member Standard: $2,535

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted with a full refund as follows:

For webinars and virtual classes, if the request is made at least five days prior to the course, then 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

For in-person events, the following fee structure applies: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling because NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

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

For More Information:

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