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What to Know From the ASA Fair Value Conference

Regardless of whether you practice in the area of fair value for financial reporting, there were some valuable insights offered at the ASA Fair Value Conference in New York City this past April. Many of the concepts and methodologies apply in other valuation contexts, so valuation analysts should keep up on developments in this area.

Big Four Focus on Practice Management at the ASA Fair Value Conference

The lingering effects of COVID-19, remote work, competitive pressures, and new technology are presenting challenges like never before. At the recent ASA Fair Value Conference in New York City, a panel of Big Four valuation practice leaders spent about half of their session on these matters.

Checklist for Reviewing a Valuation Report’s Discount Rate

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 checklist includes what should be included in the valuation report or workpapers as support for the cost of equity, cost of debt, and capital structure.

Global BVU News and Trends June 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

BV News and Trends June 2024

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

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.

Power Panel: Trends and Issues in Business Valuation

The panel provides an overview of some of the hottest topics in the business valuation profession. Among the topics are: artificial intelligence; environmental, social, and governance (ESG); Department of Labor adequate compensation (ESOP) update; Daubert challenges; federal rules applicable to valuation/litigation experts; interesting case decisions/case law update; market multiples and trends in M discount for lack of marketability—trends and tools; lease accounting and business valuation; trending tax considerations; and cryptocurrency valuation issues. The Power Panel ...

Takeaways from the NYSSCPA valuation conference

BVWire attended last week’s annual New York State Society of CPAs’ Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, and—as usual—it was an excellent event.

BV firms look to nonfinance candidates for entry-level jobs

In the face of a lack of qualified candidates to fill entry-level roles, BV firms and practices are considering nonaccounting, noneconomics, and nonfinance majors to fill these positions, according to a BVWire survey.

Full schedule available for the ASA Conference in Portland, Ore., September 15-17

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) has posted the schedule for this year’s International Appraisers Conference to be held September 15-17 in Portland, Ore.

A sad note . . .

BVR is saddened to learn that Eric Allen Adamy, known as Rick, who founded an accounting firm, a business valuation firm, and helped lead civic organizations in West Michigan, passed away at age 76.

Global BV News: Last chance! Take the IVSC survey on ESG

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.

Tomorrow! Houston ASA Energy Valuation Conference

BVR is pleased once again to partner with the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) to present a live webcast of the Energy Valuation Conference tomorrow, May 16 (full day).

Has your firm any experience with college recruiting?

Has your firm reached out to colleges to recruit new hires?

Global BV News: CBV Institute uses roadshows to attract new BV candidates

To draw more professionals to the business valuation profession in Canada, the CBV Institute has been doing a series of roadshows in various cities to tout the profession’s challenging, unique, and fulfilling work.

KAPA joins the V20 Summit and Conference

The Korea Association of Property Appraisers (KAPA) is the newest participating organization for this year’s V20 Summit and Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, September 30 to October 2.

Reminder: Take a short survey on college recruiting

Has your firm reached out to colleges to recruit new hires?

This Monday: The NYSSCPA BV conference in New York City

One of our favorite events is the annual New York State Society of CPAs Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, which will be in New York City on May 13 (full day).

Global BV News: V20 global valuation conference is in Brazil this year

Last year’s inaugural V20 Summit and Conference in India was a great success, and this year’s event will be in Sao Paolo, Brazil, September 30 to October 2.

What to know from the ASA Fair Value Conference

It was another great turnout for the ASA Fair Value Conference in New York City last week.

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