Join Baker Tilly – the signature sponsor of the 2019 American Public Power Association (APPA) Business & Financial Conference – as public power utility professionals network and receive the latest information from authorities in the fields of utility business and administration.
Visit Baker Tilly’s power and utilities team in the exhibit hall and attend these Baker Tilly-led sessions:
Trending complexities in public utility accounting
Sunday Sept. 15 | 1:30 – 5 p.m.
During this pre-conference session, Baker Tilly’s Bethany Ryers will share an update on accounting guidance and interpretations to stay abreast of changes in energy markets, technology and reporting requirements. You’ll also learn trending accounting topics for renewable energy projects, joint ventures and public-private partnerships. Review recent Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and potential impacts on utility reporting. Receive tips on preparing informative, efficient presentations for monthly utility board meetings.
Welcome to the wonderful world of leases
Monday, Sept. 16 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
GASB Statement No. 87 significantly changes lease accounting for governmental entities. Baker Tilly’s Bethany Ryers and Gwen Zech will dig into the details of GASB 87 and how it can affect your public utility. Find out what you should do immediately as well as in the future to set up a proper system of controls and communicate with your governing body.
Through the functional areas of accounting and finance, customer account and services, human resources and training, information technology, pricing and market analysis, and risk management and insurance, attendees of the APPA Business & Financial Conference will learn how changes in the national energy landscape may affect the future and how to position their community-owned utilities for success.