Keeping Up with Governmental Accounting Standards

This is the first in a three-part series on Advanced Utility Accounting and Finance.
April 14, 2020
2:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST

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As new major accounting standards continue to be issued at a rapid pace, it can be difficult to ensure that your review of accounting structures and financial statements is being implemented properly. Review which standards are new for this year’s financial reporting, including Accounting for Leases, and learn what you can do now to prepare for those on the horizon.


  • Practical application of recent governmental accounting standards
  • Impact of the GASB lease standard on public power utilities
  • Strategies for reporting new accounting standards
  • Preparing to implement future GASB standards

Series Description

This three-part series offers utility finance professionals guidance in enhancing their utility’s day-to-day operations through advanced strategies. Explore the implications of the latest Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards, review options for accounting recording mechanisms for rate recovery, and learn about the potential of internal audit projects and reviews on organizational efficiency. Receive practical applications for daily situations and best practices in the utility industry. 

Recommended for:

Utility finance professionals with intermediate to advanced experience.


Jodi Dobson, CPA
Jodi joined Baker Tilly in 1998 and is a partner in the Energy and Utilities Group. Jodi specializes in serving municipal utilities (electric, water, wastewater, stormwater and transit) and joint action agencies. Her experience includes performing financial audits, single audits, agreed-upon procedure reviews and fraud investigations as well as preparing rate studies, cost of service studies, rate designs and financial forecasts. She is head of quality assurance in implementation and presentation of governmental accounting standards. 

Bethany Ryers, CPA, MAS
Bethany is a Firm Director in Baker Tilly's energy practice with a focus on assurance and advisory services for power and utility organizations. Bethany has helped some of the country’s largest public power systems implement the latest governmental accounting standards. She is involved with a number of state electric, water and wastewater organizations and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and several state accounting associations. Bethany is co-author of the recent publication Advanced Public Utility Accounting.

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