Accounting Leadership (Feb 11-12)

Accounting leaders play a pivotal role in the strategic direction and growth of their utilities. This forum provides a unique opportunity for leaders to come together in an exclusive peer to peer environment to address challenges and explore best practices in all issues related to accounting management.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Sue Ann Perkinson, Controller & Senior Director Corporate Accounting Services, Salt River Project

    • Program Location
    • Salt River Project
    • 1500 N. Mill Avenue
      Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Who Should Attend
    • Senior leaders responsible for accounting function.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $349 USD

    Registration price increases $50 after January 20, 2020, Registration provides access to all Accounting Leadership agenda items and meeting materials. Registration includes a networking dinner Tuesday night as well as catered breakfast, lunch, and beverages at the meeting. Guest tickets are available for $90 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration + Networking

Arrive early to register and network with peers. Light refreshments will be provided.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Welcome + Introductions

Welcome to Salt River Project followed by round-robin introductions. Attendees are encouraged to share their name, company overview, role within the organization, and a success story or challenge that their department has recently experienced.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Executive Welcome

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry Topic

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workforce Planning

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Join us for a WEI hosted networking dinner at Caffe Boa:

398 S. Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a catered breakfast onsite.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Industry Topic

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

This session provides time for attendees to address new topics and elaborate upon previous discussions at the forum. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with one “top of mind” issue for discussion.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

SRP Heritage Center Tour

The new and traditional come together in the SRP Heritage Center with informational panels, artifacts, photos, interactive displays and virtual reality stations. Stroll through at your own pace or start at the virtual reality station where you can rappel from a helicopter onto a 500-kilovolt line or visit Roosevelt Dam. In addition to SRP's history, a rotating gallery space features new exhibits every six months focused on Arizona and the Southwest.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

New Systems Implementation

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch + Future Planning

Share your thoughts on the forum over lunch and help to generate ideas for future agendas.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 321-2211 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $220 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until January 20, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.