This two day course is designed for individuals with little or no financial training or background. The course presents a general overview of basic financial management practices for utilities. Participants will gain insight into the development and administration of operating budgets as well as basic understanding of planning and financing capital investments. In addition, the class will cover various aspects of financial reporting. Additional topics covered in the session include:

• Reading financial statements
• Financial forecasting basics
• Equity management
• Corporate governance issues