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PCAOB approves formation of new advisory group

Fair value for financial reporting falls under the regulatory oversight of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which will be forming a new advisory group for its standard-setting activities.

Practice Growth Opportunity in Valuing Financial Instruments

Valuation practitioners looking for a growth area should consider services related to financial instruments, according to Dr. Joel M. DiCicco (Center for International Business Valuation), speaking at the recent Second Annual Conference on the Art and Science of Business Valuation.

BVU News and Trends January 2021

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

Insights From the Record-Breaking ASA Fair Value Conference

A huge audience listened to top speakers discuss current issues, company-specific risk, technology assets, preferred equity, inventory, and a regulatory update.

Reminder: Comments due on AICPA’s proposed standard on financial instrument valuation

The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) has proposed a standard designed to provide practitioners with more guidance on auditing management’s estimates of the fair value of financial instruments, including on the use of pricing services.

BVU News and Trends December 2020

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

Five things to know from the ASA fair value conference

There was a vast attendance at the ASA’s Fair Value Virtual Conference, held November 18, with registrants from over 70 firms nationwide and six countries, including Australia, Bermuda, Mexico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.

Tune in today for the ASA Virtual Fair Value Conference

Leading-edge topics and nationally recognized speakers highlight the American Society of Appraisers Virtual Fair Value Conference being held today November 18.

FASB probes fair value of restricted equity securities

The FASB has a project in initial deliberations, titled Effect of Underwriter Restrictions on Fair Value Measurements.

AICPA proposes new standard on financial instrument valuation

The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board (ASB) has proposed a standard designed to provide practitioners with more guidance on auditing management’s estimates of the fair value of financial instruments, including on the use of pricing services.

BVU News and Trends October 2020

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

AICPA addresses fair value of digital assets

The AICPA has added 13 questions and answers to its practice aid, Accounting for and Auditing of Digital Assets.

BVU News and Trends September 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends September 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

FASB seeks to simplify fair value for private-company shares

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposal drafted by the Private Company Council (PPP) that would simplify how private companies determine the fair value of the shares underlying a share-option award on its grant date or modification date.

Valuers Stand Ground in Clash Over Purchase Price in SPAC Merger

A recent SPAC merger triggered a strong disagreement between a national valuation firm and the merged entity over the fair value of equity consideration issued for the target company. A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a shell company that raises capital in an IPO and then acquires an operating company to form a new merged entity.

The SEC’s Not-So-Gentle Reminder: Show Your Work

A recent SEC comment letter to a company about its determination that no impairment of goodwill and intangible assets was needed, the agency sounded much like every math teacher we’ve all very likely encountered: Show your work!

BVU News and Trends August 2020

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

Valuation of Inventory: Taking Stock of the Guidance

Given divergences in both practice and guidance, inventory valuation can seem challenging. In this webinar, Anthony Pumphrey will illustrate simple, straightforward modifications to the valuation of inventory that you can incorporate into your valuation process. Review what comprises the book value of inventory and valuation guidance from the FASB, the IRS, and the AICPA. Next, walk through an example valuation of raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods in accordance with this guidance. The example provided ...

Global BV News: D&P surveys impairments in the Asia-Pacific region

Close to a third of the companies surveyed in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region anticipate taking a goodwill impairment, according to a survey report from Duff & Phelps.

Fair Value Measurements Amid the Covid-19 Crisis

Reporting entities in recent years generally benefited from a growing economy, which may have allowed auditors to gain comfort with fair value measurements for financial reporting purposes with relatively less documentation. The disruption to global economic activity and financial markets suggest that a business as usual approach may no longer apply to these same fair value measurements. Consequently, reporting entities can expect fair value measurements to receive greater scrutiny from their auditors and a heighted ...

ASA comments on SEC’s proposed rule on fair value

In a letter to the SEC, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) voiced its general support for a proposed rule that harmonizes existing fund valuation guidance and clarifies what is expected from boards and advisors when a market quotation is not readily available.

BVU News and Trends June 2020

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

Global BVU News and Trends June 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Latest SEC comment letter trends in PwC analysis

Valuable information can be gleaned about fair value measurement issues from comment letters the SEC sends after it reviews public companies’ financial statements and disclosures.

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