Do you have gaps in your electric construction accounting process when it comes to fully costing projects?

Overhead costs can make up another 100% or more of project costs.

This course walks you through each construction overhead - labor, materials management, equipment, allowance for funds used during construction (cost of capital) and administrative overheads. This include the calculations, the application method, and detailed journal entries.

The class provides templates you can use in your organization for each overhead that are built on best-practices in the industry.

We provide the discussion and tools you need in this course to ensure your projects carry all of the costs of construction.

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What you'll learn in this course

  • You'll learn about how utility overhead costs are calculated and applied to construction projects

  • We'll discuss detailed journal entries used to charge utility overhead costs to projects

  • We'll discuss the impact that loading overheads on electric projects is important for developing electric rates

  • You'll take a quiz to reinforce your knowledge of this topic

  • In this 60 minute class you’ll earn 1.20 continuing professional education credits.

6 lessons and quizzes | 1.0 hour of content | 1.20 credits of CPE

Taking a deeper look at your construction accounting processes? Here is Step 2, focusing on developing overhead rates, based on FERC principles.

01
What costs are capital, which are maintenance? How is construction work in progress used for accounting?
02
Developing overhead rates - labor, materials management, equipment, and the allowance for funds used during construction (AFUDC)
03
Allocating general and administrative expenses; analyzing and classifying project costs
04
Quizzes and downloads - Level up your knowledge!

This course is for you if........

  • Your job includes developing overhead rates for electric construction projects.

  • You work in the accounting or engineering departments and your job includes setting up or closing electric work orders.

  • You train field crews on what is important on the "paperwork" side when they do electric construction projects.

  • Your duties include analyzing the inputs into overhead rates and how they change from year-to-year.

  • You are an auditor of electric utilities or cooperatives and want insights into business processes in an electric work order system and how FERC, FASB, and GASB can work seamlessly together.

  • You'd like access to a community of electric industry accounting and finance students to share questions, answers, and comments on the electric business.

I'm passionate about the power and utilities business and my goal is to help you and your organization!

I'm Russ and I am passionate about the electric, water, wastewater, gas, and broadband business! My goal is to share what I've learned in serving electric co-ops and utilities of all sizes with accounting, finance, and business process services.

I would love to help you learn more and help you and your organization! Check out the offerings for courses and consulting services. You'll get tidbits you can use immediately in your work!

Worked with co-ops and utilities across the US and Canada
Presenter and educator for American Public Power (APPA), American Waterworks Association (AWWA), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), American Gas Association (AGA), and state industry organizations
Experience includes rate studies, FERC accounting implementation, business process reviews, and expert witness testimony before FERC, state commissions, and in arbitration proceedings

Who should take this course?

  • Electric work order and fixed asset accountants

  • Experienced finance team members for a review

  • Engineering and design team members

  • Project managers charged with construction budget management

  • Electric construction team leads

  • Auditors of electric cooperatives and utilities

What background should I have to take this course?

  • No background in electric construction accounting is needed.

  • Some introductory knowledge of the electric industry is not necessary, but can help you experience more benefits from the course.

  • This class will show you what should be included in overhead rates, how to calculate overhead rates, and the detailed journal entries needed to record these costs in utility work orders.

What you'll get from this course!

  • Course resources

    Over 30+ pages of course materials; jump directly to or replay key concepts with clickable time-reference navigation

  • Continuing Education Credits - CPE

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

  • Analysis and insights

    Learn practical applications of the FERC Chart of Accounts for construction accounting - take quizzes to test your knowledge

  • Certificate of Completion

    On 100% completion of the course

  • Course access on desktop, table, and mobile

    Learn on-demand, wherever you are

  • The Power of Community

    Access to the Electric Industry Accounting and Business Community to share, questions, answers, and comment on the electric business with other community members

How does this course build my knowledge?

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All courses and resources are built on power and utilities industry best practices and provide practical solutions you can implement in your unique organization

All-Access Membership - Monthly

  • Unlimited access to over 20 online/on-demand courses, 30 hours of content, and spreadsheet resources

  • Download copies of all course content

  • For every course completed you will receive a Certificate of Completion with CPE credits

  • Access to the Power and Utilities Community page to ask questions, get answers, and share ideas

  • Binge courses OR spread them out to meet your schedule

  • New courses are added each month

  • Cancel anytime and have access through the end of your membership period

  • Classes are available on-demand from your desktop, tablet, or phone

$27 per month

All-Access Membership - Annual

  • Unlimited access to over 20 online/on-demand courses, 30 hours of content, and spreadsheet resources

  • Download copies of all course content

  • For every course completed you will receive a Certificate of Completion with CPE credits

  • Access to the Power and Utilities Community page to ask questions, get answers, and share ideas

  • Binge courses OR spread them out to meet your schedule

  • New courses are added each month

  • Cancel anytime and have access through the end of your membership period

  • Classes are available on-demand from your desktop, tablet, or phone

$257 per year

Premium Membership - Quarterly

  • Includes everything in All-Access Membership plus:

  • Monthly live one hour one-on-one session with you for discussions of your questions on co-op and utility FERC and NARUC accounting, cost-of-service, rates, finance, best-practices in construction accounting, and any other topics you’d like to discuss!

  • Include your team members for a wider discussion of the issues!

  • Download three eBooks on FERC construction accounting and ASC 980/GASB 62 regulatory accounting

  • Previews of new courses and your input into course development and future courses

$247 every 3 months

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All of our online courses are modeled on the guidelines of the AICPA and NASBA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs. Courses are not NASBA certified.

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

Need some insights into FERC Construction Accounting?

These courses walk you through how FERC construction accounting is used in an electric co-op and utility


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