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In this podcast episode, Yelena Mishkevich, technical manager with the AICPA accounting standards team, will discuss the recently released working draft of the revised practice aid entitled Valuation of Privately-Held-Company Equity Securities Issued as Compensation, also known as the Cheap Stock practice aid. This is an update of the practice aid which was originally issued in April of 2004. The revised practice aid addresses many new accounting and valuation issues that have emerged over the years. Comments on the working draft are accepted until May 31, 2011.

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AICPA Fair Value Measurement and Reporting Conference to Address Issues Surrounding Fair Value and Business Valuation In response to the issues surrounding fair value measurements, the AICPA is holding its third annual conference devoted solely to the issue of fair value measurements. This year’s AICPA Fair Value Measurement and Reporting Conference will take place on June 6th and 7th at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and will provide a great opportunity for not only financial statement preparers, but auditors and valuation specialists to learn the latest and the best practices in fair value measurements. Listen as Tony Aaron spends a few minutes discussing the current state of fair value for financial reporting and provides details on this year’s Fair Value Conference.

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Join us in the first podcast of the new year as we introduce the newly appointed Chairs, Tom Burrage -AICPA FVS Executive Committee; Bob Gray - AICPA Forensic & Litigation Services Committee; and Carol Carden - AICPA Business Valuations Committee, as well as new committee appointees for 2011. Tom, Bob, and Carol also highlight the objectives of their respective committees and share what is upcoming in 2011.

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In this podcast, Stacy Collins, Chair of the FLS Family Law Task Force, discusses the upcoming Expert Witness Skills Workshop, an interactive five day program from October 11-15, 2010 at the Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, Washington, D.C. This workshop was developed for those financial experts who want to develop and enhance their skills as an expert witness or as a testifying or consulting expert in litigation. Participation is limited to the first 24 registrants. Visit aicpa.org/fvs for more information.

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In this installment of the FVS Podcast Series, Eddy Parker, Technical Manager of the AICPA’s Forensic & Valuation Services Section, is joined by Randie Dial, member of the AICPA’s Business Valuations Committee, to discuss the differences between a calculation and conclusion of value in accordance with AICPA’s Statement on Standards for Valuation Services No. 1 (SSVS1). They will cover why SSVS1 is such an important topic in today’s environment, what procedures may or may not be limited in a calculation, the reporting differences between a conclusion of value and a calculation of value, and more. Listen as Eddy Parker highlights resources currently available to professionals performing these valuation services.

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Ron Seigneur returns in this podcast to discuss why risk management is of extra importance in today’s economic environment. He begins the podcast by identifying the key areas of risk and why he feels the BV industry is seeing an increased incidence of malpractice exposure. He will touch on client and matter screening issues, engagement letters and related contractual issues, and billings and collections tactics and strategies. Take advantage of this valuable information and listen today!

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Fair value measurements are one of the preeminent issues in financial reporting today. In response to the issues surrounding fair value measurements, the AICPA is holding its second conference devoted solely to the issue of fair value measurements. The AICPA Fair Value Measurement and Reporting Conference will be held June 9-11, 2010 at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago, Illinois. Listen as Mark Zyla discusses the impact of fair value on business valuation and provides details about next month’s Fair Value Conference.

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In this podcast, Ron Seigneur of Seigneur Gustafson in Lakewood, CO, joins us to discuss why he believes business development tactics are relevant in today’s environment. As business valuation continues to be one of the fastest growing niche areas, BV firms require more attention to marketing and positioning now than ever. Ron will highlight how developing a BV practice is different from a traditional practice as well as emphasize the importance of branding. Listen in for hints on what has helped him run a successful practice and take note of some valuable resources he recommends and utilizes on a daily basis.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month as Robin Taylor (Chair of the BV Committee) and Jim Lloyd (Chair of the ABV Credential Committee) highlight current AICPA initiatives, provide details about educational opportunities for valuation professionals, and reveal results of 2009’s ABV Exam. Tune in to hear details about this year’s National Business Valuation Conference in Washington, DC.

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In this month’s FVS podcast, CFF Credential Committee Chair, Michael Ueltzen, and FLS Committee Chair, Patrice Schiano, discuss new educational opportunities, details regarding the impending Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Exam and new resources available to FVS Section members. Join us this month for a brief update on what’s going on in the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Section.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series into 2010 with a message from Tom Hilton, Chair of the Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. Tom joins us in the new year to review the successes and accomplishments of the FVS Section in 2009.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month as Robin Taylor and Jim Lloyd provide a recap of last month’s AICPA National BV Conference and Committee meetings and announce details of next year’s BV Conference in Washington, DC. Listen to Robin and Jim discuss upcoming events and resources available on the FVS web site. Details for next month’s BV Networking Group meeting and a new 4-part web seminar series covering the Cost of Capital are announced.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages with Patrice Schiano, Chair of the FLS Committee, and Bob Gray from Parente Beard to discuss highlights from this year’s AICPA National Forensic Conference. Bob and Patrice also discuss the new Creating an Niche Forensic Practice Web seminar series and special discounts available to FVS Section members.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month as Jim Lloyd and Robin Taylor provide updates on their Committees’ initiatives, highlight new resources available to FVS Section members, and bid farewell to exiting committee members that have devoted their time and expertise to each Committee for the past three years.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages with Patrice Schiano, Chair of the FLS Committee, and Michael Ueltzen, Chair of the CFF Credential Committee. Listen in as Patrice and Mike discuss the topic of CPA mobility and provide details about next month’s National Forensic Accounting Conference.

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The AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section’s Inaugural BV Networking Group meeting was held on June 4th and 5th at the AICPA’s corporate headquarters in New York. Listen in as ABV Credential Committee members, Marie Ebersbacher and Joe Leauanae, discuss highlights from the meeting including practice management and technical topics, as well as plans for the next meeting.

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This month, Patrice Schiano, Chair of the Forensic and Litigation Services Committee, welcomes Bob Gray from Parente Randolph and Sandra Johnigan from Johnigan, PC. Bob co-Chairs the AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference Committee and will provide an update on this year’s National Forensic Accounting Conference. Sandra joins us to discuss the newly formed Ambassador Program that has been put together to support the FVS Section and CFF credential.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month as Jim Lloyd and Robin Taylor congratulate this year’s successful ABV Exam class and provide us with updates on current initiatives. Jim Lloyd provides details of the upcoming BV Networking Group meeting in New York, while Robin Taylor makes some conference announcements and provides information on the SSVS1 Inbox, a resource available to practitioners for answering questions on the AICPA’s valuation standards.

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The CPA Straight Talk podcast series continues with another special edition FVS podcast from ABV and CFF credential holder Ron Seigneur of Seigneur Gustafson LLP in Lakewood Colorado. Listen in as Ron presents a recap of the Business Week Article: To Catch a Thief - Focusing on Safe Guarding Assets in a Distressed Economy.

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The AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section is excited to join CPA Straight Talk and bring this special edition podcast as ABV and CFF credential holder Ron Seigneur of Seigneur Gustafson LLP in Lakewood Colorado is with us to present some brief insights and practice guidelines on engagement management tips for forensic and valuation service practitioners in today’s changing economy.

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This month, Patrice Schiano provides details about the Economic Crisis homepage put together by the AICPA to help CPAs navigate through current financial challenges and how current conditions are affecting the niche of forensic accounting. Michael Ueltzen joins Patrice to discuss the pathway into forensic accounting, including the current status of educational programs. The 2009 national FVS conference dates have been set so tune in so you can mark your calendars.

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The AICPA FVS Community continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month with Tom Hilton, Chair of the Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. Tom will discuss the FVS Executive Committee’s mission, advocacy efforts and current and future initiatives.

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month as Jim Lloyd and Robin Taylor look back upon their Committees’ success in 2008 and look forward to 2009. Robin Taylor discusses highlights from the AICPA/ASA Joint BV Conference and plans for next year’s 2009 AICPA BV Conference in San Francisco. Tune in for their announcement regarding the upcoming FVS SmartBrief – Forensic and Valuation Reporter, which will land in your inbox next month!

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The AICPA FVS Member Section continues its podcast series of Chair messages this month as Mike Ueltzen and Patrice Schiano discuss the current economic crisis and the roles that will be taken by forensic accountants, namely CFFs, in response to the turmoil. Listen in as Patrice provides an FLS Conference recap and an update on FLS initiatives.

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This month, Kevin Yeanoplos bids farewell as he introduces Jim Lloyd as the incoming Chair to the ABV Credential Committee. Jim Lloyd welcomes his new position as he discusses new initiatives. Also, Chris David, Chair of the ABV Mentor Program Task Force, discusses the success of the newly launched ABV Mentor Program – which was implemented to assist less experienced business valuation professionals develop their skills and professional practices.

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This month, we are happy to introduce the new Chair of the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential Committee, Mike Ueltzen, as he provides us with background on the CFF Credential and updates us on the success it has achieved thus far. He will shed light to the type of firms that are coveting the new Credential along with the steps being taken to support it. Also listen in as Patrice Schiano, Chair of the Forensic and Litigation Services (FLS) Committee, provides details of this month’s AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services being held at the luxurious Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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In this episode, Patrice Schiano, Chair of the FLS Committee, will provide FVS members with updates on the new CFF credential and discuss the up coming AICPA National Forensic Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services. Listen in as she goes over these and other current FLS initiatives and events.

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Robin Taylor walks members through the Valuation Standards Implementation Toolkit which is available on the FVS website. The Valuation Standards Implementation Toolkit provides members with checklists and guidance in determining whether SSVS1 compliance is required and appropriate application.

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Kevin Yeanoplos of the ABV Credential Committee goes over the growth of the ABV Credential in its 10 year history as well as provides insight into the new Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential.

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The demand for forensic accounting and valuation services is growing as companies increasingly seek out experts to help them with these critical business issues. With the support of volunteer committees and task forces, the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Member Section is working to provide it’s members with resources, tools and information to keep its professionals up to date ahead of the curve. The AICPA FVS Member Section Podcast is here to do just that…

Here on episode 3, we will hear from Patrice Schiano, Chair of the Forensic and Litigation Services (FLS) Committee as she provides the FVS community with an FLS and industry update.

The FVS podcast series is one of several free resources available as part of the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Center. The FVS Center is designed to provide CPAs a vast array of resources, tools, and information about Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) in one convenient location. The FVS Center serves CPAs who hold the ABV and CFF specialty credentials, members of the AICPA FVS Section, AICPA members, and others. For more tools and information, visit the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Center at www.aicpa.org/fvs.

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The demand for forensic accounting and valuation services is growing as companies increasingly seek out experts to help them with these critical business issues. With the support of volunteer committees and task forces, the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Member Section is working to provide it’s members with resources, tools and information to keep its professionals up to date ahead of the curve. The AICPA FVS Member Section Podcast is here to do just that… Here on episode 2, we will hear from Robin Taylor, Chair of the Business Valuation Committee as he provides the FVS community with and update on the Business Valuation Committee’s current initiatives. The FVS podcast series is one of several free resources available as part of the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Center. The FVS Center is designed to provide CPAs a vast array of resources, tools, and information about Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) in one convenient location. The FVS Center serves CPAs who hold the ABV and CFF specialty credentials, members of the AICPA FVS Section, AICPA members, and others. For more tools and information, visit the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Center at www.aicpa.org/fvs.

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The demand for forensic accounting and valuation services is growing as companies increasingly seek out experts to help them with these critical business issues. With the support of volunteer committees and task forces, the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Member Section is working to provide it’s members with resources, tools and information to keep its professionals up to date ahead of the curve. The AICPA FVS Member Section Podcast is here to do just that… In this first episode, ABV Credential Committee Chair, Kevin Yeanoplos, provides the FVS community with an update on the ABV Credential Committee’s current initiatives. The FVS podcast series is one of several free resources available as part of the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Center. The FVS Center is designed to provide CPAs a vast array of resources, tools, and information about Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) in one convenient location. The FVS Center serves CPAs who hold the ABV and CFF specialty credentials, members of the AICPA FVS Section, AICPA members, and others. For more tools and information, visit the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Center at www.aicpa.org/fvs.

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