These electric co-op and utility accounting and finance classes are for you if......

  • You want to build your electric co-op and utility financial accounting knowledge and be known as the "go-to" individual to provide expert answers to accounting and finance questions

  • You want to learn Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accounting and electric work order best-practices and be able to talk FERC work order accounting and operations in the same conversation

  • You think FASB and GASB do not fit the electric co-op or utility business model. How do they work with FERC?

  • Your schedule is jammed and you don't think you have time for CPE classes, but you want to keep up with industry trends plus brush up on some of the fundamentals

  • You are an electric cooperative or utility board member or new employee and want to know how to review financial and rate reports and ask intelligent questions to help in approving budgets and electric rates

  • You know your electric co-op or utilities' business processes are inefficient but aren't sure how to tweak them to meet best energy industry practices

Gain insights in electric cooperative and utility best practices in financial accounting, ratemaking, and management! Be a leader in your organization in these critical areas!

Hi, I'm Russ and I appreciate your checking out our classes! I'm a CPA and I've spent over 35 years helping electric cooperative and utility clients working with FERC, FASB, and GASB accounting, electric rates, work orders, construction accounting, financial management, and business processes. I'm passionate about the power and utilities business and I want to share that knowledge with you. I love teaching accounting and finance and I'll provide you with straightforward approaches to some of the issues you deal with daily and give you more knowledge to add value to your organization and career! Scroll on down to see all of our course categories and individual courses!

The Utility & Coop CPE Nuggets series provides classes with details and insights on a specific area of electric industry accounting, finance, business processes, electric rates, and strategy implementation. Each class is a "bite-sized nugget" of information and straight to the point, with real-life examples and practical implementation materials. You can get new information or review and reinforce a knowledge area. We know your schedule is busy, so each nugget course is 30 minutes or less and a great way to spend your lunch break, time on the treadmill, or as part of your evening planning.

Your thoughts BEFORE taking a Utility & Coop CPE Nuggets online class

  • FERC accounting vs. FASB or GASB financial accounting makes no sense.

  • I'm in charge of managing project budgets, but I don't know what numbers are important to focus on.

  • I am supposed to approve electric rates and financial statements, but I don't know what I'm looking at or even the right questions to ask. I don't want to sound like I don't know what I'm talking about.

  • I know our accounting and business processes impact electric rates, but I don't think what we do has a big impact on customers.

  • I am a new employee and don't know the power and utilities business.

  • Power and utilities accounting and business processes are boring.

Your insights AFTER taking a Utility & Coop CPE Nuggets class

  • FERC, FASB, and GASB can work together like a great dancing team!

  • The best electric cooperatives and utilities in the nation wrestle with managing project budgets. I can do this!

  • I know what part of the financials and rate studies that matter. I'm asking great questions and cutting to the heart of the matter before making the final decisions on rate and budget approval.

  • I can train our finance staff on how what they do and how they do it impacts electric rates.

  • Team members look at me in awe as I can now hold a conversation on FERC accounting, electric ratemaking, work order accounting, and financial management with our consultants and anyone in our organization!

  • Power and utilities accounting is fun and entertaining! I can't wait to get to work!

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All of our online courses are modeled on the guidelines of The Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs.

  • Final approval of a course for CPE credits is based on the requirements of each states’ regulatory body.