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Accounting & Finance Spring Meeting Past Presentations

Presentations will be added as they are received

April 23-24, 2020

GASB Update
[PDF] Deborah Beams, GASB

Ethics, It's a Matter of Principle 
[PDF] Christian, Cal, East Carolina University

Making Sense of Power Market Trends
[PDF] Conrath, Dan, INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Public Power's Rating Outlook
[PDF] Cox, William, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

GASB 87 is Here, Now What
[PDF] Darlington and Simovic, Moss Adams

PowerPlan Sponsor Presentation
[PDF] Elkin, Alex, PowerPlan, Inc.

Public Power's Rating Outlook
[PDF] Pidherny, Dennis, Fitch Ratings

Thriving in a New Era of Accounting
[PDF] Rollinson, Cyndi, Blackline

Past Presentations:

April 25-26, 2019

Review the final program

8:30 – 10 a.m.
Accounting for Energy Credits and Other Intangible Certificates
[PDF] Tom Unke, Partner, Baker Tilly, Madison, Wisconsin

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Financial Benchmarking
[PDF] Amy DeLeeuw, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Michigan Public Power Agency, Lansing, Michigan; and
[PDF] Jeff McCauley, Chief Financial Officer, Greenville Utilities Commission, Greenville, North Carolina [PDF Handout: GUC's strategic plan]

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Rating Agency Update: S&P Ratings Criteria and Fitch Bond Rating Outlook
[PDF] Dennis Pidherny, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, New York, New York; and 
[PDF] Scott Sagen, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings, Nashville, Tennessee

8:30 – 10 a.m. 
GASB Update 
[PDF] Deborah Beams, Supervising Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Connecticut

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. 
Don’t Wait Until You Need It! Are You Properly Insured? 
[PDF] Aidan Heisey, Property & Casualty Insurance Broker, Marsh Wortham Power Gen Insurance, Austin, TX; and Fred Wass, Property & Casualty Insurance Broker, Marsh Wortham Power Gen Insurance, New York, NY

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Natural Gas Prepayments:  Potential O&M Savings from the Desk of the CF
[PDF] Chris Lover, Managing Director, Public Financial Management, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina

April 19-20, 2018

[PDF, 27 pp] Preparing for Disaster: What to Expect from FEMA & How to Navigate The FEMA Grant Process; Bill Riley, Managing Director Witt Obrien's

[PDF, 33 pp] Life After Advance Refundings; Mike Mace, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors; and Mitch Rapaport, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

[PDF, 27 pp] Rating Agency Update; Dennis Pidherny, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

[Access PDF] What your Board Wants, What They Really, Really Want; Dave Paradi, Owner,

[PDF, 98 pp] GASB Update; Wes Galloway, GASB Project Manager, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

[PDF not available] Legislative Update; Michael Nolan, MJN Consulting, Washington, D.C.