ABV

VPS Straight Talk Series

The ABV and Non-CPAs
A Candid Discussion

Jim Hitchner moderated an online public discussion about why the AICPA decided to allow “other qualified professionals” or “non-CPAs” to obtain the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential on August 8, 2018. On the panel for this program were four current and former AICPA committee chairs (listed below). This discussion covered the “open letter” from a group of 31 prominent CPA/ABVs who oppose this decision, the AICPA’s response to that letter, and the group’s responses to the response.

This page contains information about this program and about the changes to the ABV credential program.

Summary of the comments of the attendees to this program – LINK

Webinar Recording:

Note that this was an informational free webinar and no CPE is available.

Handouts:

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Presenters:

Jim HitchnerJim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, Moderator
Former Member, AICPA BV Committee
Former Member, AICPA BV Standards Writing Task Force
Two-Time AICPA BV Volunteer of the Year
Inductee in the AICPA BV Hall of Fame

Michael A. Crain, DBA, CPA, CFA, CFEMichael A. Crain, DBA, CPA/ABV, CFA, CFE
Former Chair, AICPA BV Committee
Former Member, AICPA FVS Executive Committee
AICPA BV Volunteer of the Year
Inductee in the AICPA BV Hall of Fame

Nathan DiNataleNathan DiNatale, CPA/ABV
Current Chair, AICPA BV Committee
AICPA BV Volunteer of the Year

Bethany HearnBethany Hearn, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA
Current Chair, AICPA ABV Credential Committee
Current Chair, AICPA ABV Exam Task Force

Harold MartinHarold Martin, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CFE
Former Member, AICPA BV Committee
Former Commissioner, AICPA National Accreditation Commission
Two-Time AICPA BV Volunteer of the Year
Inductee in the AICPA BV Hall of Fame