Course Topics & Instructor

Course Topics

  • Work order and asset management processes and the importance of accurate plant accounting and reporting
  • Accounting for utility constructions and impacts on customer rates
  •  Accounting standards that apply to work order accounting
  • Using construction standards and compatible units
  • Evaluating construction accounting business processes
  • Methods of allocating overhead costs
  • Utilizing construction costs and closing work orders
  • Developing capital budgets and capital retirement accounting
  • Software selection and implementation considerations
  • Process informative reporting to help implement strategy
  • Helping you like your Continuing Property Records again
  • Overcoming organization barriers
  • Train the crew, train the office in effective processes


Russ Hissom, CPA, CIA, CISA, CRMA 

Russ is a partner emeritus in Baker Tilly's energy practice with a focus on assurance and advisory services for power and utility organizations. Russ has extensive experience in providing risk advisory and internal audit services, implementing and improving work order asset management systems, software selection and implementation projects, financial and compliance audits, management audits, business process and controls reviews, establishing succession planning programs, and operational and financial training for utilities. Russ is a co-author of recent publications on Information Technology Governance, Advanced Public Utility Accounting, Sustainability Accounting Standards for Utilities and Enterprise Resource Planning System Selection Best Practices


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