Accounting for the Environment: Energy


Accounting for Energy – An Operational and Strategic Imperative will provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to successfully manage the energy-related issues that affect your role. This course will help you to recognise and deal with the risks in energy management and help you to identify the opportunities that also exist in Australia, allowing you to operate more strategically and to contribute to your organisation’s sustainability objectives.

Target Audiences: 
  • Accountants in business and Practice
  • Company Business Managers


Expected Duration: 

90 Minutes for the online Module

Course Objectives: 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the key issues driving the need to better account for and manage energy consumption and costs
  • Carry out a structured energy information analysis process
  • Address energy risks & opportunities
  • Assess the viability of energy projects and initiatives
  • Link energy costs to your financial reports
  • Contribute to your organisation’s strategic objectives
Continuing Professional Development: 

This course can contribute credits towards Continuing Professional Development for members of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Public Accountants and ACCA Australia.


The course includes a number of resources which you will have access to throughout your training to support you in applying the knowledge and skills from the course. These include: - Downloadable Excel templates - Access to blogs and experts - Current whitepapers Note: On line courses will be updated by Greenstreets experts if legislation changes and will be made available to users at no additional investment during the licensed term.

What we cover on the course

Module 1 - Introduction to Energy

This module sets the scene and overviews:

  • the drivers for accounting for energy including current and emerging energy legislation and regulation
  • the benefits of good energy management practices and
  • energy management policy

Module 2 - Information Analysis

In this module you will focus on:

  • Effectively engaging with energy stakeholders
  • Establishing your energy baseline and benchmarking your energy consumption
  • Continuously monitoring and targeting energy consumption.

Module 3 - Risk & Opportunity

The focus of this module is:

  • mitigating energy risks including compliance, energy security and social licence
  • identifiying the energy opportunities that also exist to reduce expenditure, make savings and access funding

Module 4 - Appraisal Methods

In this module, you will cover:

  • standard accounting methods to use in energy management
  • other tools to assess the viability of a range of energy projects
  • a comprehensive case study that will help you to put these tools into practice

Module 5 - Reporting & Strategic Objectives

In this module you will look at how the skills and knowledge you gain on this course feed into energy reporting and your organisation's strategic objectives.

Module 6 - Your Action Plan & Toolkit

In this final module, you will focus on moving your learning from the theoretical to the practical, enabling you to put what you have learned on this course into practice back in the workplace. We will also give you a toolkit which contains a lot of practical information and tools, including: 

  • An energy management action plan and checklist
  • A sample energy policy
  • Handouts & Tip Sheets
  • Templates & Spreadsheets
  • Legislation and policy information
  • A Register of Opportunities
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Basic Price: $240 $192
GST: $19.2
Total Price: $211.2