Powering Strong Communities

Best Practices for Complex Accounting Transactions

Dive deeper into the complexities of FERC accounting. This is the third webinar in a series of three.
April 2, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

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Webinar Description

Go beyond the basics and dive deeper into the complexities of FERC accounting. Learn how to account for contributions in aid of construction and labor costs. Understand rate recovery of transactions and how to use regulatory accounting. Figure out how to allocate costs in a multi-service utility. Get to know the differences between public power and rural electric cooperative accounting practices and requirements.


  • Accounting for contributions in aid of construction: the difference between public power and electric cooperative accounting
  • Rate recovery of transactions and how to use regulatory accounting
  • Accounting for construction costs
  • Developing cost allocations in a multi-service utility

Recommended for

Accounting professionals new to public power utility accounting or wanting to explore the FERC accounting structure.


  • Russ Hissom, Partner Emeritus, Baker Tilly
    Russ has been with Baker Tilly since 1983 and is a recognized leader in the energy practice with a focus on assurance and advisory issues for utilities. He is a national speaker, author, and trainer on internal audit, risk assessment, utility rates, and other financial topics.
  • Ryan O’Donnell, Manager, Baker Tilly
    As a member of the Baker Tilly Energy and Utilities Team, Ryan provides auditing and accounting services to public utilities. He has audited electric utilities that follow the FERC system of accounts. He oversees the preparation of regulatory reports and rate studies for electric, water, and wastewater utilities. He also helps clients implement FERC accounting and related standards.

Series Description

Join this three-part webinar series to fully understand how using the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission system of accounts as your foundation can benefit your utility. If you’re new to the electric utility industry, you can start with the basics of FERC accounting and evolve to more complex applications. Learn practical lessons to apply to daily accounting situations, as well as more involved issues that frequently arise. 

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $109 for Association members; $209 for nonmembers

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The 3-part series (discounted price): $275 for members; $550 for nonmembers

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event. If you do not receive the reminder email, call 202-467-2997 or email [email protected]). 
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone, though only the person who is registered can earn a completion certificate.
  • You may use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
  • Submit your questions for the speaker before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions using an online chat feature during the webinar.


  • Each webinar is worth CEUs 1/ PDH .1/ CPE 1.2 credits
  • CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Registrants are required to log into the audio and web portions of the webinar and participate for at least 45 minutes of the event, in order to receive a completion certificate.
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar. Attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log. 
  • Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]