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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).

Most professional liability claims triggered from transactions

According to Duncan Will (CAMICO), the average professional liability claim against business valuation experts is $101,000, compared with $141,000 for forensic accounting.

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.

What has been your experience with college recruiting?

Bringing new talent into the business valuation profession is a challenge.

Valuation conferences for May on our radar

Conference season is in full bloom in May.

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).

The BV Profession’s ‘Silver Tsunami’ Is More Like a Trickle

We keep hearing about the “silver tsunami” in the business valuation profession, meaning a huge wave of retirements as veteran practitioners ride off into the sunset. But it’s not happening quite yet, according to data from BVR’s benchmarking survey.

BV News and Trends April 2024

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

BV profession needs a stronger connection to research

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).

Survey results: What policies do BVFLS firms have regarding credentials?

It’s neck and neck when it comes to the business valuation credentials that exist at firms recently surveyed.

Valuation experts make the first Forbes list of Top 200 CPAs

The inaugural Forbes Top 200 CPAs list includes several practitioners who are credentialed in business valuation (ABV, CVA, or ASA).

Reminder: Quick survey on BVFLS credentials

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

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.

What are your firm’s policies regarding BVFLS credentials?

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

Accountants’ wariness of AI may spell trouble

Although accounting professionals see big changes ahead for their profession due to artificial intelligence, a significant proportion see no use case for AI in either their private of professional lives, according to a new study in AccountingToday.

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