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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.

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.

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?

McKinsey AI survey reveals value impacts

Organizations are already seeing material benefits from the use of generative AI, reporting both cost decreases and revenue jumps in the business units deploying the technology, according to a new survey from McKinsey.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Volunteering to Help Grow the Business Valuation Profession

You have heard and read a lot recently about the staffing issues the business valuation profession faces. Where are the people who will lead and staff the profession in the future going to come from?

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).

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