News & Resources

Business Valuation conference will educate CPAs

May 23, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Later this month, industry leaders will gather in Atlanta, Georgia for a National Business Valuation School. The event, which is hosted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, seeks to give entrepreneurs an "in-depth understanding" of business valuation methods and help them learn about the latest news essential to their daily operations. Those in attendance will learn about research and analysis and the asset approach, the income approach, cost of capital/rate of return, discounts and premiums, reports, standards and tax valuation and valuation essential case studies. "Leading experts will take participants to five days of learning fundamental theories to best practices, big picture overviews to smaller legal nuances with real case studies that demonstrate how standards, techniques and approaches are incorporated," AICPA said in a statement. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the business valuation process and those looking to qualify for the Accredited in Business Valuation Credential. According to its website, the AICPA was first established in 1887 under the name the American Association of Public Accountants. The first members were mostly Scottish and English chartered accountants.