Forensic and valuation services

Open source information and forensic accountants

Veteran investigator Cynthia Hetherington offers practical tips and guidance on how forensic accountants can use the open source information found on the internet to make themselves smarter, better investigators while staying within privacy laws.

Awards recognize Forensic and Valuation Services volunteers

Elizabeth Woodward, director of Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support at Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, and William Fellows, a partner in Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, were named Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) Volunteers of the Year.

How much are college football teams worth?

Have you ever wondered how much your favorite college football team is worth? Mark Zyla, CPA/ABV, and Dan Cohen, Esq., discuss the value of teams to universities — and the ways in which a CPA might try to determine their financial valuation.

Young CPAs receive Standing Ovation in FVS

Twenty-six young CPAs were recognized through the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation program for significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities.

2 valuation guide working drafts issued

The AICPA issued working drafts of two new case studies that will be added to its new accounting and valuation guide, Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies.

Young CPAs receive Standing Ovation in FVS

Twenty young CPAs were recognized under the Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation program for significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities.

How to audit fair value measurements

The subjective nature of fair value measurements makes them a challenge for auditors. These tips—and a new framework for use by valuation professionals—can make the job easier.

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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.