Tag: CFA

Succession Planning and the Importance of Business Valuation

Companies across the globe are leaning more readily on regular business valuations, particularly in the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Business valuations are conducted for a variety of reasons. Whether an organization is considering restructuring the business, dealing with relationship issues, looking into transactional retirement planning, or proactively….

The Cost of Fraud on a Global Scale

In today’s financial landscape, the economic effects of fraud across the world is monumental. While there have been massive developments in new tools to counter fraud, particularly in the last two decades, the presence of corruption in the corporate world is still pervasive. In fact, new reports suggest that fraud….

Forensic Accounting Basics Principles

Forensic accounting, sometimes referred to as financial forensics or forensic accountancy, is a specialty practice area where accounting skills are utilized to investigate potential embezzlement or fraud through the analysis of financial information. This information is then eventually used in actual or anticipated legal proceedings, like litigation or disputes. In….

Valuing Personal Goodwill in the State of Florida: Alternatives to Tangible Net Book Value

Introduction The question of how to objectively value personal goodwill in a marital dissolution proceeding is one frequently encountered by business appraisers and attorneys in the State of Florida. Personal goodwill is defined as the portion of a business’ value in excess of tangible net book value that depends upon….

Hiring a Business Valuation Expert

Conducting a thorough valuation of a business or other enterprise is critical to successful results. All too often, business valuation “experts” use a simple rule-of-thumb formula to do so, but this can lead to critical errors and misinformation. As such, the process of conducting a valuation of a closely-held business….

Factors in Choosing an Accounting Firm for Your Business

Choosing the right accounting firm can make or break an organization. For small businesses, using accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken may seem like the logical solution. However, as public and private companies expand, the need for the right accountant or accounting firm becomes indispensable. While every company’s needs are….

Joshua Angell Named ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser

The American Society of Appraiser’s International Board of Examiners proudly advances Joshua Angell, CFA, to Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). This high honor speaks to Joshua’s commitment to excellence in professionalism, standard of ethics, and continual education. The requirements established by the American Society of Appraisers confirm Joshua’s dedication to tenaciously….