Forensic and Valuation Services

How the CARES Act has affected business valuation

Legislation designed to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic has created new issues for CPAs and other valuation specialists to consider. New AICPA FAQs address these valuation concerns.

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.

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Getting leases in line

ASC Topic 842 is a relatively simple standard that can mean profound changes for organizations with leases. This report examines what makes this standard challenging and describes new ways for CPAs to add value.