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Try These Visuals When Selling Business Valuation Services

Charts and graphics can work wonders in a courtroom, but why not use this same idea when trying to land a new client? Here are some examples that have worked well for veteran valuation practitioner Rod Burkert (rbCoaching).

Going ‘Beyond Valuation’ to Propel Your Practice and Career

Coverage of the second annual ASA Beyond Valuation virtual conference that provided some actionable ideas to help valuation experts to develop their careers.

BV News and Trends July 2024

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

Global BVU News and Trends July 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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.

BV News and Trends June 2024

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

Global BVU News and Trends June 2024

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Check out the speaker lineup for the ASA International Conference

There is a strong speaker lineup for this year’s ASA International Appraisers Conference to be held September 15-17 in Portland, Ore. (click here to see).

Reminder: Take our survey on quality control

Quality control is the No. 1 concern for valuation firms, according to BVR’s Business Valuation Firm Benchmarking Guide.

Global BV News: CBV Connect this week, June 20-21

On-site attendance is sold out, but you can attend the livestream of CBV Connect 2024 June 20-21, hosted by the CBV Institute, Canada’s valuation professional organization (VPO) and standard-setter.

Takeaways from the ASA Beyond Valuation conference

For the second year, the ASA held its “Beyond Valuation” conference, which is designed to help valuation experts develop their careers.

How do you handle quality control?

Did you know that the IRS finds that one-third of all valuations for estate and gift tax purposes have math errors?

Want to join TAF’s BV Resource Panel?

Volunteering is an important factor in the advancement of the valuation profession.

More groups join the V20 conference in Brazil

The CBV Institute, ASA, and RICS have joined the list of participating organizations for the V20 Summit and Conference, set to take place in São Paulo, Brazil, from September 30 to October 2.

Show up at the office, young BVers advise remote workers

You might think that the younger generation of valuation professionals would totally embrace remote work, but that is not so. It’s important to be in the office at least from time to time, advised a panel of next-generation valuation professionals. Going into the office is “an investment in your future.”

New ASA CEO faces a challenge

The American Society of Appraisers announced that Lana Vukovljak will join as CEO and executive vice president on July 1, 2024. She will lead the group’s efforts to advance and serve its nearly 5,000 members and the broader valuation profession.

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 ...

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