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BV News and Trends June 2024

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

BV News and Trends May 2024

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

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).

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).

Valuation conferences for May on our radar

Conference season is in full bloom in May.

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.

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.

Tax Valuations Are the Main Profit Driver for BV Firms, Per BVR Survey

Valuations for income, estate, and gift tax purposes are the most profitable for business valuation firms, according to a BVR survey. These valuations leap-frogged over litigation services and valuations for transactions/M&A purposes, which topped the list in 2018.

Disconnect woes plague BV firms using remote staff

“Loss of human interaction” is the biggest drawback of a remote or hybrid work arrangement, cited by over half (53%) of BV firms recently polled.

How BV firms are coping with remote workers

Early results from our latest “Two-Minute Practice Builder” survey reveal that the vast majority of BV firms are on a hybrid work arrangement, i.e., some staff in-office and some working remote.

Today is the deadline for TAF’s demographic survey

Please take a three-to-four-minute survey from The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) designed to gather demographic data about the appraisal profession and help shape the group’s current and future diversity-related activities.

‘Disclose me,’ AI tells appraisers

“Appraisers should be encouraged to clearly state whether they authored a report or relied on AI models for content generation.”

What is your firm’s experience with remote work?

That’s the topic of this month’s “Two-Minute Practice Builder” survey.

TAF launches second demographic survey

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) has a survey designed to gather demographic data about the appraisal profession and help shape the group’s current and future diversity-related activities.

Quality Control Is Now the No. 1 Concern of BV Firms

What keeps business valuation firm managers up at night? Mostly, they worry about maintaining control over the quality of the work product, according to the Business Valuation Firm Benchmarking Guide. This article presents the other top concerns.

Registration open for the ASA Fair Value conference in New York City

On April 25, the ASA will hold its Fair Value Conference in New York City for both in-person and virtual attendance.

Unexpected results from survey on AI usage at BV firms

“More practitioners are using AI than I would have guessed,” says Rod Burkert (Burkert Valuation Advisors), a practice management advisor, about the latest in a series of “Two-Minute Practice Builder” surveys he developed for BVWire.

Afraid of AI? Get over it, say tax pros

“Whether or not you’re afraid of AI, we’re going to need it to meet the demand for services,” said Scott Kadrlik, managing partner at Meuwissen, Flygare, Kadrlik & Associates, quoted in an article for Accounting Today.

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