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How to Review a Report’s Valuation Methodology

This is part of a series on quality control for valuation engagements, which has emerged as the No. 1 concern at valuation firms and practices, according to BVR’s Benchmarking Survey. The article contains a checklist for an overall review of the income, market, asset, and excess earnings approaches.

Ideas for Solving Two Problems in the BV Profession

The business valuation profession needs to be more attuned to academic finance research, according to a letter to the editor of the ASA’s Business Valuation Review by Victor E. Jarosiewicz (Quid Valorem LLC), the chair of The Appraisal Foundation’s Business Valuation Resource Panel. He also has some ideas about attracting more young people to the profession by targeting colleges and universities. Feedback is wanted on the issues and his suggestions.

How Do Your Firm’s Benefits Stack Up?

“Flexibility” is the most important aspect of a benefits plan BV firms should be offering to employees, reveals a BVR survey. Also, a look at the levels of signing bonuses BV firms are doling out is presented.

Practice-Building Tips From the AICPA FVS Conference

The largest event of 2024 was the AICPA & CIMA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Conference. While there were many excellent technical sessions, there was good attendance at sessions that related to the management of a valuation or forensics firm or practice—a topic that is gaining in importance in the profession. This article is a recap of those sessions.

BV News and Trends May 2024

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends May 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

What to Glean From the IRS Hiring Binge for BV Experts

The IRS needs to hire 31 business valuation experts, and the job announcement provides an interesting perspective as to the valuation issues that are on the agency’s radar.

Mercer Extols the Virtues of Writing as a Valuation Career Builder

Chris Mercer (Mercer Capital) says writing was an important activity that contributed to his success, and he urges practitioners to do the same. He lays out his 12-step plan for a first-time writer (and BVR adds a few comments).

BV News and Trends April 2024

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends April 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Perception Grows of Bias in U.S. Valuation Experts

During a recent webinar out of Canada, a speaker observed that litigants are bringing in valuation experts from the U.S. because of a “creeping tendency toward bias.” In the U.S., some judges are citing studies they say confirm their feelings about bias in some valuation experts.

Reminder: Quick survey on BVFLS credentials

Many credentials are found in business valuation, forensics, and litigation services (BVFLS) firms and practices.

Global BV News: PPAs in India

Almost a third (28%) of the enterprise value of acquired companies in India was allocated to identified intangible assets, and 35% was attributable to goodwill, with the allocation varying considerably from industry to industry, according to an EY study on purchase price allocations (PPAs).

NACVA adds to CVA and MFF ranks

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) announced that 107 members recently earned their credentials (or are candidates).

Damodaran at the ASA Fair Value Conference April 25

Always with interesting and provocative views, Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) will conduct a session, Understanding and Measuring Risk, at the ASA’s Fair Value Conference in New York City on April 25.

Reminder: Quick survey on BVFLS credentials

Many credentials are found in business valuation, forensics, and litigation services (BVFLS) firms and practices.

Global BV News: The Spring 2024 edition of EBVM is now available

The European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (EACVA) and the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) have released the latest edition of the European Business Valuation Magazine (EBVM).

What are your firm’s policies regarding BVFLS credentials?

Many credentials are found in business valuation, forensics, and litigation services firms and practices.

Global BV News: IVSC launches ESG survey

To investigate the evolution of how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are being incorporated into the valuation process, the International Valuation Standards Council has launched a survey.

‘Landmark’ Update Released of the International Valuation Standards

Two years in the making, the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) has published a new edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS), which are effective for valuations performed on or after Jan. 31, 2025. The new set of standards is available for download through IVS Online (subscription required for nonmembers).

More Perspectives From Young BV Practitioners

For the past few years, NACVA has been giving a forum to young business valuation professionals so they can give their perspectives on the profession and what keeps them interested and motivated. At the December NACVA Super Conference, a panel discussion continued this tradition.

BV News and Trends March 2024

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Global BVU News and Trends March 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

AICPA BV school is not just for CPAs

Two BVR editorial board members will be teaching in the five-day AICPA and CIMA 2024 National Business Valuation School, which will be held live in Denver from August 12 to 16.

Reminder: IRS is hiring a flock of BV experts

Honolulu; Palm Springs, Calif.; Las Vegas; Orlando, Fla.; and even the Bronx, N.Y., are just a few of the 249 locations for which the IRS is hiring 31 business valuation experts, according to a job announcement, which is available if you click here.

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