Throughout October, Baker Tilly explored trends and issues affecting the utilities industry. Attendees had the opportunity to sharpen their skills, share solutions and learn from industry and technical specialists, while receiving vital information to help maximize operations and performance.
Going beyond the meter – ESG and GASB updates
During this session industry specialists discussed how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) updates are affecting utilities. Throughout this on demand two-part series you will learn how to develop an ESG strategy and create a practical plan to your strategic advantage. Also hear from Baker Tilly specialists on understanding statements issued by GASB for future implementations and projects.
Timely topics for 2022
Throughout this session learn why the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for future implementations and projects is vital for those engaged in the financial management of governmental utilities. This session also provided an overview of IIJA standards from the lens of a governmental utility and methods for success. The second part of this session explored broadband deployment for utilities and how it can bring stability and growth. Industry specialists dived into the importance of business models and technical challenges to deployment in municipalities.
Operational utility topics
This session discussed the critical stages of talent management for utilities and helped participants understand the essential components of a strategic talent management program. In addition, participants learned about leading industry practices to help utilities successfully manage changing workforce challenges. The second part of this session also explored the benefits of an internal audit function, how an internal audit department can be organized and common projects for internal audit departments.