Event Profile

Accounting and Finance Conference

June 13 — 14, 2023
Juniper Preserve

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:

Join us for the annual Accounting and Finance Conference! This event brings together public power accounting and financial professionals to learn about industry updates and share their experiences, recommendations, and lessons learned about key issues.

This year’s conference will be one and a half days and will feature Beth Ziesenis as the keynote speaker. Ziesenis, as she describes herself, will become your nerdy BFF. She will sort through the digital clutter to discover tech tips, tools, and tricks to solve life’s everyday problems. The author of eight books, Ziesenis keeps up with the latest technology to educate and entertain attendees with the fast-changing world of technology. The conference will also feature Martha A. Duggan, NRECA’s senior director of regulatory affairs, presenting on FEMA. The presentation will cover important aspects of FEMA, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The conference will also cover many other important topics for accounting professionals, including a discussion about the opportunities presented by the Inflation Reduction Act. It is an event you won’t want to miss!

Conference Agenda:

Tuesday, June 13*

1-1:15 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks

1:15-3:15 p.m. Powered Productivity: Super Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done

    Beth Ziesenis, Author, Your Nerdy Best Friend

3:30-4:30 p.m. Opportunities Under Inflation Reduction Act

    Sarah Giomi, Energy Services Specialist, Energy Northwest

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

5-6:30 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, June 14

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

8:30-11 a.m. Using Your CliftonStrengths to Thrive at Work and Everywhere Else

    Sierra Odom, Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach

11 a.m.-noon Fully Charging Your Utility’s Finances for the Future

    Sergey Tarasov, Principal, FCS Group

Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

1-3 p.m. FEMA

    Martha Duggan, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, NRECA

3:15-4 p.m. Roundtable

4-4:30 p.m. Closing remarks and door prizes

*Agenda subject to change.

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at noon Pacific Time; the conference will run 1-4:30 p.m. on day one and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on day two. Lunch will be provided on day one; breakfast and lunch will be provided on day two, and refreshments will be provided every day.

Conference Location and Hotel Information:

Juniper Preserve
65600 Pronghorn Club Drive
Bend, OR 97701
(866) 320-5024

Room rate: $239, plus tax

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than May 22, 2023 to receive the discounted rate.

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (EXTENDED TO 6/13/23): $880
Utility Member Standard: $955

Associate Member Early Bird (EXTENDED TO 6/13/23): $1,320
Associate Member Standard: $1,395

Non-member Early Bird (EXTENDED TO 6/13/23): $2,640
Non-member Standard: $2,715

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.


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Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

For in-person events: 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.

If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact registration@nwppa.org, or call (360) 254-0109.

For More Information:

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