AICPA National Business Valuation School

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
April 20, 2011 /

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) will hold a National Business Valuation School in Georgia Society of CPAs, Atlanta, Georgia on May 16 – May 20, 2011.

The objective of the event is to help business enthusiasts gain  an in-depth understanding of essential business valuation methods and to update them on current practices in today unpredictable financial climate.

Topics to be discussed are Valuation Introduction, Research and Analysis and the Asset Approach, The Income Approach and Cost of Capital/Rate of Return on Tuesday, The Market Approach, Discounts and Premiums, Reports, Standards and Tax Valuations and Valuation Essentials Case Studies.

Leading experts will take participants to five days of learning fundamental theories to best practices, big picture overviews to smaller legal nuances with real case studies that demonstrate how standards, techniques and approaches are incorporated.

The event is open to all practitioners who are interested in creating or growing a business valuation discipline within their firms and to mid-level CPAs who are planning to attain the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential.

The conference is based on the newly published 3rd edition of Financial Valuation: Applications and Models by James R. Hitchner who is co-authored by 30 leading Experts. The book presents the most current application of valuation theory for CPAs, business appraisers, analysts, attorneys, corporate executives and consultants. It includes a new chapter on Standards of Value and expands the chapters on Cost of Capital, Discounts, and Market Approach.

The business valuation school will also be offered in Denver, Colorado on June 13-17, 2011 and in New York, New York in July 11-15, 2011.

The recommended CPE credit for participants is  45.


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