Accounting and Finance Certificate Program

The NWPPA Accounting & Finance program consists of 12 classes; of those three are brand new classes and four of the existing classes that have been rewritten/updated. All classes are spread through three levels based on experience and degree of difficulty – entry level, intermediate level and advanced/CFO.

To earn the certificate members can now choose any six classes from the curricula, and Electric Utility Systems Operations. All classes must be completed in a five year period.

Download the 2014 Accounting & Finance Program schedule. For more information, contact Jenny Keesey at 360-816-1458 or via email at jennifer@nwppa.org.

The certificate program is designed to enhance and certify the skills of accounting and finance employees at NWPPA member utilities. By completing the program, as outlined above, attendees will be recognized as having an excellent foundational knowledge of the utility accounting and finance function for both governmental and cooperative organizations.

Instructors:

  • Advanced Utility Accounting – Moss Adams LLP – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Bills, Bucks & Business – Kim Mikkelsen, KW Consulting – All levels/All employees
  • Basics of Budgeting and Financial Forecasting - Kim Mikkelsen, KW Consulting – All levels/All employees
  • Challenging Financial Management - Kim Mikkelsen, KW Consulting –Intermediate/Advanced
  • Enterprise Risk Management Part 1 – Julia Ryan, Aether Advisors – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Enterprise Risk Management Part 2 – Julia Ryan, Aether Advisors – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Fraud in Utilities – Moss Adams LLP – All levels/All employees
  • Key Topics in Utility Accounting – Moss Adams LLP – Entry/Intermediate
  • Monitoring Budgets and Financial Analysis – Moss Adams LLP – Entry/Intermediate
  • Nuts and Bolts of Work Orders - Kim Mikkelsen, KW Consulting – All levels/All employees
  • The Wonderful World of RUS Accounting – Kim Mikkelsen, KW Consulting
  • Unbundled Cost of Service and Rate Design – Anne Falcon, EES Consulting