Accredited in Business Valuation

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A professional designation awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to CPAs who demonstrate exceptional knowledge.

An Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) is a professional title given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to CPAs who exhibit extraordinary expertise in business valuation.

Candidates must satisfy specific education and work experience requirements, pass a demanding exam, and follow a code of conduct and valuation practice standards in order to obtain the ABV certificate.

The possession of an ABV certificate demonstrates that the bearer is qualified to do company valuations for a range of audiences and purposes. An ABV can help you with:
  • Valuing companies or business interests for transactions including buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and employee stock ownership programs
  • Estimating the value of intangible assets like goodwill, patents, trademarks, or client connections
  • Determining the value of losses or damages in a lawsuit or dispute
  • Determining a company's or asset's value in order to pay taxes, such as estate and gift taxes, income taxes, or property taxes
  • Estimating the worth of companies or assets for the purpose of financial reporting, such as through fair value measures, impairment testing, or purchase price allocation

ABVs can also give you insightful advice on how to reduce risks and uncertainties, improve the value of your assets and business, and effectively convey your value offer to stakeholders.

By hiring an ABV, you can benefit from:
  • A thorough evaluation of your assets or business that is unbiased and grounded in pertinent information
  • A trustworthy assessment of worth that complies with industry norms and best practices
  • A brief report that outlines the assumptions, methods, and conclusions of the valuation
  • A dependable advisor who can assist you in making decisions and represent your interests