American Public Power Association’s Business & Financial Conference

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Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, Calif.
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Join Baker Tilly – the elite sponsor of the 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.

Through the functional areas of accounting and finance, customer account and services, human resources and training, information technology and pricing and market analysis, 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.

Stop by and visit Baker Tilly’s specialized energy and utilities team at booth 415 and attend these Baker Tilly-led program sessions:

How to meet new GASB standards

Sunday, Sept.  16 | 1:30 – 5 p.m.

Learn, through real-life examples, about new governmental accounting standards that significantly impact your utility. Baker Tilly’s Bethany Ryers will discuss how to communicate the changes to your governing body and how to interpret financial statements post-implementation. Examine these key standards: GASB 67/68 on pensions, GASB 74/75 on other postemployment benefits, GASB 83 on asset retirement obligations and GASB 87 on leases.

Beyond numbers: budgeting for success

Monday, Sept. 17 | 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Budget-setting is more than an exercise on paper. It informs a plan of action for your utility and provides metrics that matter. Baker Tilly’s Russ Hissom will share best practices to prepare your budget, get approvals, track performance and improve management. Learn how you can use budgeting to help run your utility efficiently.

ERP: is it for me?

Monday, Sept. 17 | 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Does your utility need an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? ERP integrates utility business and operations and allows for shared databases and dashboards. This session, co-presented by Baker Tilly’s Amanda Lasinski and Snohomish County PUD, Washington, will explain how ERP can help your utility and how to get started with a new system. Bring your questions to discuss with experts and peers.

Meet Baker Tilly’s presenters

Russ Hissom, CPA, CIA, CISA, CRMA

Bethany Ryers, CPA, MAS
Senior Manager

Amanda Lasinski
Consulting Manager