Julie Desimone
Partner
National Practice Leader, Energy & Utilities
CPA

Biography

Julie is the leader of the firm’s Energy & Utilities Practice and has been providing auditing, accounting, and consulting services since 2000. She serves clients in the energy and utility industry, including enterprise funds of governments. Some of her specific areas of focus include: advanced utility accounting, regulatory assets and liabilities, technical auditing (including A-133 single audits), contracting, internal control evaluation, litigation support, and relationship management.

Julie currently serves on the firm’s training and development committee, audit task force, and recruiting program. She is also a regular speaker on technical and operational issues related to the energy and utility industry.

Selected Publications

  • "Five Tips to a Successful Year-End Audit" (Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine, November 2014)
  • "Regulatory Accounting Can Serve as a Tool for Rate Setting" (Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine, May 2014)
  • "The Art of Writing Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)" (Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine, January 2014)
  • "Cash Flow (the Forgotten Statement) and Forecasting (the Forgotten Tool)" (Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine, August 2011)
  • "How to Position Your Utility for Maximum Credit Ratings" ((Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin Magazine, May 2011)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Practical Steps in Implementing the New Pension Standards – GASB 68
    (American Public Power Association Spring Conference, April 2015)
  • Fraud in Utilities
    (American Public Power Association Fall Conference, September 2014)
  • Practical Steps in Implementing the New Pension Standards – GASB 68
    (American Public Power Association Fall Conference, September 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, Camp UKANDU
  • Board Member, Washington State University Business Advisory
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BA, accounting, Washington State University