Meeting

Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable (Virtual)

Discuss the latest trends and issues in utility finance, rate design, and accounting with your peers
April 23 - 24, 2020
Arlington, Virginia
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The Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable (April 23-24) will be a virtual/online meeting.

The Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable is an opportunity for public power professionals to learn, network, and discuss current trends and issues with peers from around the country. Attendees can earn up to 11.4 continuing professional education credits (CPEs) in public accountancy, as well as 1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 9.5 professional development hours (PDHs).

To see the 2020 agenda, please click here.

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Educational Credits
Attendees can earn up to 11.4 continuing professional education credits (CPEs) and 1 additional continuing education units (CEUs) or 9.5 professional development hours (PDHs) for attending qualifying sessions.

More information

Registration Information:
Phone: 202-467-2978; Email: [email protected]

Hotel Information:
Phone: 202-467-2941; Email: [email protected]

Program/Content Information:
Phone: 202-467-2976; Email: [email protected]

Billing Information:
Phone: 202-467-2967; Fax: 202-495-7467; Email: [email protected]

The Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable (April 23-24) will be a virtual/online meeting.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

GASB Update
Recommended CEUs .2 / PDHs 1.5 / CPEs 1.8, Accounting (Governmental)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
10 – 11:30 a.m. CST
9 – 10:30 a.m. MST
8 – 9:30 a.m. PST  

Review the latest changes from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and how recent additions might impact your public power utility’s accounting & reporting.  Hear directly from a GASB representative about the changes and get the scoop on what’s in the pipeline.

Deborah Beams, CPA, Supervising Project Manager. Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Connecticut

*45-minute break*

Thriving in a New Era of Accounting  
Recommended CEUs .2 / PDHs 1.5 / CPEs 1.8, Accounting 
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. EST 
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. CST
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. MST
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. PST   

The accounting team’s value expands beyond manual tasks and repetitive checklists. Visionary companies are turning to finance automation tools to increase efficiency, improve accuracy, and decrease risk. Learn how accountants are taking a new approach to be more proactive, focus on complex and judgmental areas, and play a bigger role in driving strategic business decisions.

Cyndi Rollinson, Solutions Consultant, Blackline, Inc., Corning, New York

*45 minute break*

Ethics, It’s a Matter of Principle
Recommended CEUs .2 / PDHs 2 / CPEs 2.4, Regulatory Ethics
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. EST
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. MST
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PST    

Utilities provide a critical service to every person and building in their community. This ubiquity of operations means that utilities sometimes face moral dilemmas and ethical complications as they conduct business. Discuss how various ethical principles and standards apply to the utility business, including strategies for keeping the best interest of the community in mind.

Speaker: TBD

*15 minute break*

Ethics, It's a Matter of Principle (continued)   
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. EST     
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. CST
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. MST
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. PST   


Friday, April 24

Making Sense of Power Market Trends
Recommended CEUs .2 / PDHs 1.5 / CPEs 1.8, Specialized Knowledge
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
10 – 11:30 a.m. CST
9 – 10:30 a.m. MST
8 – 9:30 a.m. PST    

As renewables comprise a larger share of generating resources, managing electricity sales and margins will become more challenging. Take a look at the factors that will drive the power markets in the 2020s and beyond. Learn which financial power market tools can help you view a clear picture of the overall costs and potential benefits of incorporating a particular product on your system, and review practical examples of physical, bi-lateral and cleared hedging transactions.

Dan Conrath, Senior Vice President, INTL FCStone Financial, Inc., Chicago, Illinois

*45 minute break*

GASB 87 Is Here, Now What?
Recommended CEUs .2 / PDHs 1.5 / CPEs 1.8, Accounting (Governmental)  
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. ET  
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. CT
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. MT
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. PT   

Due to the unique nature of utility operations, the new standard GASB 87 leases will affect public power utilities more than other government organizations. Join this session to learn a practical how-to approach for implementing GASB 87, hear an auditor’s perspective on requirements for meeting the standard, and review issues that have arisen in early implementation. Learn about options for evaluating leases, various components for inclusion under the standard, and how to calculate lease terms.

Olga Darlington, Partner and Keith Simovic, Senior Manager, Moss Adams, LLP, Portland, Oregon

*45 minute break*

Public Power’s Rating Outlook
Recommended CEUs .2 / PDHs 1.5 / CPEs 1.8, Specialized Knowledge   
3:30 – 5 p.m. EST
2:30 – 4 p.m. CST
1:30 – 3 p.m. MST
12:30 – 2 p.m. PST    

Hear from the premier rating agencies about the outlook for public power and the electric utility industry. Discuss how a variety of economic, regulatory, and technological changes can affect your bond ratings.

William Cox, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; and Dennis Pidherny, Managing Director, Public Finance, Sector Head – U.S. Public Power,

Registration

The Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable (April 23-24) will be a virtual/online meeting.

Register now!

Registration fees

After March 26, 2020, prices will increase by $50.

  • Association Members:            $425
  • Non-Members                         $850

Hotel

The Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable (April 23-24) will be a virtual/online meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Accounting & Finance Spring Roundtable (April 23-24) will be a virtual/online meeting.

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before April 16,2020, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after April 16, will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by April 16 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

What educational credits are available?

Academy events include the following opportunities for educational credits:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

Attendees can earn up to 11.4 continuing professional education credits (CPEs) in public accountancy, as well as 1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 9.5 professional development hours (PDHs).

More questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or call 202-467-2976.