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 Public Utility Accounting Courses 



Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Ft. Worth, TX



IMPORTANT UPDATE – August 17, 2011

The Omni Fort Worth Hotel room block has filled up over several nights.  Here is a list of nearby hotels and contact information:

Hilton Fort Worth
Phone: 1-817-870-2100

Renaissance Worthington
Phone: 1-800-HOTELS-1

Sheraton Fort Worth
Phone: (817) 335-7000


AGA and EEI will be conducting their annual four-day programs on public utility accounting.  The courses are taught by expert utility instructors and respected leaders in the field.  These four-day programs will be held in Fort Worth, TX and are open to everyone.  An informative brochure is now available.

Introduction to Public Utility Accounting
This course concentrates on the fundamentals of public utility accounting and provides an understanding of the utility business.  This course is geared towards recently hired accountants and supervisors in the accounting, auditing, and financial areas.

Topics will include:
1.            Public Utility Accounting and Financial Reporting
2.            IFRS – Big 4 Perspective
3.            Capital Structure and Liability Management (intro level)
4.            Depreciation Accounting Principles
5.            Income Tax – Ratemaking and Accounting Issues
6.            Derivative Accounting
7.            Planning and Budgeting Issues (intro level)
8.            Property (Plant) Accounting
9.            Regulatory Ratemaking and Risk & Return Factors
10.          Current Gas and Electric Industry Challenges, Structure & Issues
11.          Other Topics TBD

Advanced Public Utility Accounting
This course concentrates on complex and specific advanced accounting and industry topics plus timely accounting issues.  Participants should be experienced or knowledgeable in utility accounting due to the advanced nature of the material.

Topics will include:
1.             IFRS – Big 4 Perspective
2.            Capital Structure & Liability Management (advanced level)
3.            Depreciation Topics
4.            FASB/SEC Update
5.            Utility Income Taxes – Accounting, Tax, & Financial Reporting
6.            Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations (AROs)
7.            Critical and Current Disclosure Requirements
8.            Changing Regulatory Environment
9.            Planning & Budgeting Issues (advanced level)
10.          Derivative Accounting
11.          Rate Case Preparation & Management
12.          Current Gas and Electric Industry Challenges, Structure & Issues
13.          Let’s Talk Accounting
14.          Other Topics TBD

Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Utility Professionals Seminar

This course is running September 21-22, 2011 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, too.  Please visit the separate webpage for this seminar for additional information including agenda and registration information.  Group discounts apply.


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