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Archive 2013-61: Understanding What the Auditors are Looking For $239.00

2013-61: Understanding What the Auditors are Looking For in Your Fair Value Reports

**Webinar 61 Live Broadcast Date: April 24, 2013**
presented by Mark Edwards and Dave Dufendach

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Understanding What the Auditors are Looking For in Your Fair Value Reports

This presentation explores the viewpoint of the auditor as they review valuation specialist’s analysis presented in support of management’s fair value assertions in the financial statements. Participants can hone their skills on what the audit guidance requires as well as hear of current developments in pending guidance and best practices. At the end of this session, participants should be better equipped to proceed through the audit process with added effectiveness and efficiency.

Webinar Outline:

1. How fair value audits (asset valuations and impairment analyses) are conducted

  • The process
  • Who are the key players
  • The interplay between company management, the valuation analyst and the auditor
  • What auditors want to see
  • What types of reports are acceptable
  • What BV standards are acceptable
  • 2. How the auditors assess the experience and expertise of the valuation analyst

  • Designations and certifications
  • Industry experience
  • Training and prior experience
  • Familiarity with intangible asset valuation models
  • 3.The typical value drivers that the auditors look at

  • Forecasts/projections
  • Discount rates
  • Contributory asset charges
  • Control. minority and discounts
  • Valuation approaches and methods

    4. Support for assumptions and data inputs

  • Who is ultimately responsible for supporting the analysis and inputs – management and/or the valuation analyst
  • Company management and the level of acceptable due diligence
  • The valuation analyst and the level of acceptable due diligence
  • Methods for supporting discount rates for reporting unit and asset valuations
  • WACC vs. WARA
  • 5. How to avoid common errors in the valuation analysis

    Learning Objectives:

    • The participant will learn what happens in the fair value audit process
    • The participant will learn what the auditor looks at as they review a valuation analysis and report
    • The participant will learn current developments in pending guidance and best practices
    • The participant will learn what types of errors valuation analysts make and how to avoid them

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      • Webinar transcript
      • Original Webinar handouts

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