he AICPA is committed to supporting its members who specialize in business valuation and forensic & litigation services (BV/FLS). Through member research and feedback, the AICPA learned that CPAs in BV/FLS believed that a sense of community was a top priority. “Our goal is to provide an online home for CPAs in the BV/FLS community—an area where they can find professional guidance and where they can network with members who share their interest and expertise,” said Anthony Pugliese, AICPA vice-president for business reporting and member specialization. “Our intention is that this new online community be a center to support our members in better serving their clients or employers.”
Members also said they were looking for more resources and tools in business valuation and forensic litigation services from the AICPA. “One of our primary goals has been to provide our members with the products and tools they need,” said Sandra Johnigan, CPA, most recent past chair of the AICPA forensic & litigation services committee. “With our new community Web site, we are able to accomplish that efficiently by giving our members the ability to find what they need in one convenient place.”
As with any Web site, freshness and relevance of content are critical, and the AICPA BV/FLS team has dedicated itself to making this happen. They also have created premium content that is reserved for members of the BV/FLS section and ABV credential holders. “This site is an important accomplishment for our community and is the result of a tremendous amount of collective effort,” said Thomas Hilton, CPA/ABV, most recent past chair of the AICPA business valuation committee. “I’m excited because this milestone is only the first stage. New materials and guidance will be added regularly in order to keep the content up to date and vital for our members.”
Interested in becoming a member of the BV/FLS membership section or an ABV credential holder? Learn about premium member benefits by clicking on the “Membership” tab of the Web site at www.aicpa.org/BVFLS .
Registration is open for the June ABV credential exam. For information, go to www.aicpa.org/BVFLS/Events and click on “AICPA ABV Exam Review Courses and ABV Exam Dates.”