Utility University

Event Info

Kalahari Resort & Conventions
1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
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Join Baker Tilly for an educational workshop designed to share knowledge that will enhance the day-to-day financial operations of your utility. Topics will include:

Financial reporting as a management tool

Financial reporting is more than the annual financial statements. Learn the types of information governing bodies, senior management, and department heads can use to effectively manage your utility.

Governmental accounting update

Receive an overview of new GASB standards including fair value and other post-employment obligations as well as pending GASB projects.

Utility plant accounting 101

From construction to retirement, review accounting for capital assets including proper cost accumulation, valuation, and reporting to meet the PSCW guidelines.

Cost recovery challenges

Municipal utilities are challenged to do more with less. Identifying and recovering billable costs through direct charges, retail rates, and other mechanisms is key to long-term financial health.

Creating an efficient accounting department

Auditors often talk about segregation of duties, controls, cross checks, and other things that don’t sound efficient. This session will discuss ways to improve the efficiency in your accounting and finance functions.

Understanding how rating agencies look at your utility

Rating agencies and current and potential bond holders are some of the primary users of utility financial statements. Learn for which key metrics they look when reviewing your financial information and the impact on future borrowing.

Wisconsin Public Service Commission Annual Report – Year 2!

What have we learned from the first year of using the new WEGS system? Participants will share questions and tips, learning from the facilitator and each other.

Who should attend

  • Financial staff of Wisconsin municipal utilities
  • Utility managers

The DNR has approved this training for operator certification continuing education credits (CECs) including 6 hours Municipal Waterworks and 6 hours Wastewater.

Cost to attend

Individual cost = $80
Two or more attendees = $65

Upon confirmation of registration, you will be directed to make payment.


Information about CPE eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this seminar, and advance preparation is not required.

Program level: Basic
Location: Live
Type of delivery method: Group
Prerequisite: None
Advance preparation: None required
CPE credit: 7.4 hours total credit
Fields of study: Accounting, Accounting (Governmental), Business Management & Organization, and Finance
Host: Anna Nelson, anna.nelson@bakertilly.com

Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to receive eligible CPE credit for this event. A certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you four to six weeks after the event.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 608 240 2522.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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