As members of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), we have acquired the knowledge and ability to establish the worth of an enterprise by applying the proper valuation method.
The CPA/ABV credential is the only valuation credential that is maintained by the AICPA ( Association of International Certified Professional Accountants), the membership organization for CPAs
People who hold both the CPA and the CPA/ABV provide the business and legal community confidence in the services they provide and a perceived advantage over competing valuation credentials.
CPA = Certified Public Accountant
Certified public accountants (CPAs) bring an unmatched level of knowledge, experience and education to the tax planning and preparation process. Across the country, CPAs regularly prepare basic income tax returns for individuals as well as more complex income and other tax returns for families, not-for-profit organizations and businesses of all sizes. Find CPAs that are members of one of the various specialized centers or sections of the AICPA and learn how to verify that a CPA has an active license.
APV = Accredited in Business Valuation
The Accredited in Business Valuation Credential (ABV) gives valuation professionals an edge and sets them apart from others by arming them with the tools and resources needed to provide the best service to their clients.
CFF = Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential is a certification that recognizes the combined specialized forensic accounting expertise and core knowledge and skills that make CPAs among the most trusted business advisers. The CFF encompasses fundamental and specialized forensic accounting skills that CPA practitioners apply in a variety of service areas, including: bankruptcy and insolvency; computer forensics; economic damages; family law; fraud prevention, detection and deterrence; financial statement misrepresentation; and valuations.
The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. CFEs are trained to identify the warning signs and red flags that indicate evidence of fraud and fraud risk. CFEs around the world help protect the global economy by uncovering fraud and implementing processes to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.
CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud.
CVA = Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
Pathway to the Most Widely Recognized Business Valuation Credential
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) has been educating and credentialing CPAs and other financial advisors to support business owners in understanding the value of their business for the past quarter century.