Financial Pathways to the Utility of the Future

Learn how to manage your utility's finances to prepare for the future.
July 24, 2018

2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern


This is the first of six webinars in the Accounting & Finance Webinar Series.

  • Click here to register for Financial Pathways to the Utility of the Future webinar.
  • Click here to register for the 6-part series at a discounted rate.

Series Description

This is the first in a 6-part Accounting & Finance Webinar Series. Review public power case studies and get insights from the experts on key accounting and finance topics. Learn about new standards, regulatory requirements, and future trends, while earning CPE credits. Sign up for webinars individually or register for the full series at a discounted rate. You’ll also get access to recordings and slides for future reference.

Webinar Description

The electric utility of the future will deal with increasing distributed generation, microgrids, changing loads, and real-time pricing. How should your finance functions evolve? Gear up for resource constraints, a shrinking workforce, sustainability accounting requirements, convergence of broadband and electricity, cloud services to customers, increasing data analytics, and other evolutions. Find out how to plan and manage your financial information to support real-time decision-making for the future, without overlooking a historical record.


  • Financial reporting
  • Rate structures and cost recovery
  • Changes in technology
  • Use of artificial intelligence in financial processing and reporting
  • Skills required by the finance professionals of the future

Who Should Participate

The series reviews key accounting and finance topics for public power utilities of different sizes and with a variety of governing structures. CEOs, general managers, finance and accounting personnel, rate analysts, and other utility staff involved in management and financial planning will benefit.


Russ Hissom, CPA, CIA, CISA, Partner, Energy & Utilities Group, Baker Tilly, Madison, Wisconsin. Russ has extensive experience in providing risk advisory and internal audit services, implementing and improving work order asset management systems, software selection and implementation projects, financial and compliance audits, management audits, business process and controls reviews, establishing succession planning programs, and operational and financial training for utilities. He is a co-author of recent publications on Information Technology Governance, Sustainability Accounting Standards for Utilities and Developing an Effective Utility Software Selection Process.

Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $99 for Association members; $199 for nonmembers

  • Click here to register for the Financial Pathways to the Utility of the Future webinar. 

The six-part series (discounted rate): $495 for Association members; $995 for nonmembers

  • Click here to register for the 6-part series.
  • Learn more about the series.
  • Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version. 


  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact the Association’s web services staff.

How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202/467-2976 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.
  • 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 speakers before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions via online via chat during the webinar.


  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Accounting
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and 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

Contact 202/467-2965 or [email protected].