Accounting & Consulting for Power & Utilities Companies

Power & Utilities

Power Your Future Forward

Managing the complexities of your plant while addressing evolving challenges in a regulatory-intense environment is more demanding than ever. By confronting obstacles head-on and staying ahead of fast-paced change, you can empower your business to realize a brighter future.

Our professionals share your entrepreneurial spirit and want to help you strategically plan for what’s next.

Unbound from big-firm conventions, we deliver forward-thinking business solutions that let you focus on what matters most: providing reliable services to your customers.

Conquer Industry Challenges

From the difficulties of rate-making to addressing transmission and renewable energy mandates,
discover how you can confront issues with our industry-smart services.

Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)

When completing a CIP, you need to balance multiple information sources, departmental communications, and vendors, as well as your project approach. By providing initial, midpoint, and close-out audits to meet deadlines, our professionals can help you manage contracts and change orders so projects progress seamlessly.

Successfully manage your CIPs with our Financial Statement Audit and Performance Audit Services.

Protect Data and Assets

Energy companies and their management teams are frequent targets of cyberattacks, with opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate your system and cause costly breaches increasing. Testing your current systems can evaluate your safety levels and identify controls you need for further preventive measures.

Combat attacks on your business, assets, and data with our Cybersecurity Services.

Data-Driven Decision Making

Modern data technologies have transformed how businesses operate and make decisions. Evolving your company into a data-driven organization can harness the power of the vast amounts of data you collect so you can make more informed and timely decisions.

Enhance your data analytics operations with our Data Analytics Consulting Services.

Generation Assets

The power generation mix continues to shift based on economic, political, and user demands, pressuring utilities to find new ways to source power efficiently. Learn to build dynamic teams and evaluate your power sources as you move through these transitions.

Evolve your sourcing operations with our Process & Control Audit Services.

Meet Tax Obligations

The expenses you can include in recovery rates, and how you record regulatory assets, are strictly monitored by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Reviewing these costs and determining how to follow government guidelines is crucial to make sure your business meets its accounting obligations.

Stay compliant and strategize to increase your recovery amounts with our State & Local Tax Services.

We’re All In

Our collaborative approach takes the time to understand your unique business needs and contextualize how they may be impacted by the industry as a whole.

We serve clients across the power and utility spectrum including:

  • Cooperatives
  • Corporate energy, disposal, and recycling companies
  • Independent power producers
  • Joint power entities
  • Municipal entities
  • Mutual corporations
  • Public utility districts

“We’re so focused on our operations that we sometimes can’t hit that out-of-the-box thinking Moss Adams brings to our audits. When you combine that knowledge with their approachable nature and willingness to help, it makes for a fantastic partnership. They want us to be successful.”
— Susan Fahey, CPA; Chief Financial Officer, Eugene Water & Electric Board

Explore Featured Resources

Make stronger business decisions and stay informed on the latest industry trends and developments with our articles, guides, and other resources

Valued Industry Perspectives

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Our clients aren’t the only industry leaders who look to us for guidance. We frequently collaborate with influential industry organizations such as the American Public Power Association (APPA), National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and Oregon Rural Electric Association.

Insights


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Increasing collaboration throughout your utility can improve efficiencies and bolster the strength of the organization—now and into the future. Get the details.

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Changing energy standards are substantially affecting developers. Learn five key steps to achieve your climate goals, adopt changes, and stay competitive.

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Following these six steps can help your utility appeal to the right talent, decrease onboarding costs, and improve long-term business efficiencies.

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Changes to the standard include revised definitions of a lease and amendments to measurement, recognition, and financial statement disclosure requirements.

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Complete your utilities company’s capital improvement project on time and in budget. Here are key steps and frequently asked questions for getting started.

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