Monday, August 24, 2015

Utility FICO/FERC Topics at SAP Controlling 2015 - Part 1/2

At next month's SAP Controlling conference in San Diego, the utility company panel discussion will cover a number of SAP cost accounting and regulatory reporting topics relevant to utility controllers, utility finance and accounting managers, and Rates department experts.

Bryan Blom, Controller of Rochester Public Utilities, will speak about RPU's steps to improve SAP FERC reporting clarity, and their process for eliminating offline cost calculations. Bryan is a CPA and has more than 16 years of SAP Financials experience. Today, he is responsible for general ledger accounting and reporting; treasury management; accounts payable, budgeting and forecasting; financial regulatory reporting; utility billing, credit and collections; and financial, cost, and rate analysis.

Gerard Curley, Controller of Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, will speak about improving NTUA's assessment process, and minimizing month-end reconciliations in SAP. Gerard has more than 10 years of SAP Financials experience, and focuses on optimizing NTUA's ERP functionality to streamline operations of the utility's electric, gas, water, wastewater, photovoltaic, and communication services.

Contact HPC to learn more about modern SAP FICO/FERC strategies for utilities at the 2015 SAP Controlling conference, and to request group discount registration passes.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sharyland Utilities to Join SAP Controlling 2015 Customer Panel

HPC America is pleased to announce that Sharyland Utilities will be joining the SAP Controlling customer panel discussion on modern cost accounting and regulatory reporting on September 22.

Armando Bustamante is the Controller of Sharyland Utilities, which serves over 50,000 electric delivery points in 29 counties throughout Texas. Armando is responsible for many aspects of SAP Financials at Sharyland, including general ledger accounting and reporting, accounts payable, financial regulatory reporting, and project accounting. Armando is currently leading Sharyland's implementation of the SAP FERC module, and he is a contributor on the implementation of a new hosted CIS module. Armando has more than 20 years of experience in accounting, including Financial Reporting and External Audit. He began his professional career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Venezuela and the Dallas offices before joining the Hunt Family of Companies in 2011. Armando is a CPA and earned an MBA from the University of Dallas.

Learn more about the utility company SAP FICO/FERC panel discussion at Controlling 2015.