Business Valuation in Kalispell – A Key Ingredient for Achieving Your Financial GoalsLocated in Kalispell Montana, DeShazer, Toren & Bailey CPAs, PLLC, is accredited to provide business valuation services by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). If you own a business, want to protect your wealth, or determine how much an asset is worth, you will at some point need professional business valuation services. It may be to:
- Assist with selling or purchasing a business
- Obtain financing from a lender for the purchase of a business
- Plan for a merger or acquisition
- Develop an estate or tax plan to protect your wealth
- Create a succession plan
- Determine the value of assets and liabilities for a divorce settlement
- Assist attorneys in litigation (shareholder dissent and/or oppression)
Whatever its purpose, business valuation is a widely used discipline that can play a key role in helping you achieve your financial goals. Business valuation professionals can give you the answer. Business valuation is a complex process requiring broad knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and business, expert application of recognized valuation methodologies, and diligent adherence to professional standards. When expert business valuation services are needed, choose the CPA/ABV mark of excellence.
Selecting a Business Valuation Professional
It is critical to determine the purpose of the business valuation and what the practitioner will include in the estimate of value. This determination shapes the choice and application of valuation methods, because different approaches and concepts may be more appropriate for different purposes. You want an expert whose training and experience enable him or her to apply an appropriate methodology and derive a value that is both reasonable and supportable. You also want someone who has a thorough understanding of the financial and operational aspects of your business. CPAs bring to the task of valuation:
- Sound judgment
- Commitment to quality service
AICPA is the premier national professional association of CPAs, with more than 360,000 members. In its continuing efforts to serve the public interest, AICPA sets the standards for CPA services, upholds the professions code of conduct and provides professional education and certification programs. As CPAs, we are committed to providing quality services that fully satisfy your business valuation needs.
ABV – Business Valuation with Added Value
To provide assurance that business valuation service providers are experienced, tested and certified, the AICPA has developed the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential for CPAs. Those who earn the ABV Credential must:
- Be a member in good standing of the AICPA
- Hold a valid CPA certificate or license
- Demonstrate experience in business valuation
- Pass a rigorous business valuation exam
- Demonstrate a history of continuing education
To maintain the ABV Credential, a CPA must meet the requirements for recertification every three years. These include submitting evidence of continuing substantial involvement in the discipline and completing related Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses. The ABV Credential certifies that you are working with a certified valuation professional – a CPA who brings added value to a valuation engagement. CPA/ABVs combine a sophisticated understanding of accounting, taxation, financial statement analysis and business operations in many different industries with proven competence in business valuation. Thanks to those core competencies, ABVs have an advantage when it comes to meeting clients’ valuation needs. When you need reliable, impartial advice, give yourself the advantage of working with a CPA/ABV and get valuation services you can bank on.
ABV: Your Best Choice For Business Valuation Services
The advantages of a CPA who has earned the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential include:
- A rigorous certification process developed by the AICPA
- Proven competence in the complexities of business valuation
- Advanced CPA training and broad knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and general
- business principles
- Skill in selecting the most appropriate valuation methodology
The ABV Credential is the mark of excellence in business valuation. It identifies those valuation professionals who have the ability to provide sound and reliable business valuation services. Please call DeShazer, Toren & Bailey CPAs, PLLC, located in Kalispell Montana (406-257-2522) to discuss your business valuation needs; we would be pleased to discuss how our expert valuation services can be of assistance to you.