Do Candidates Find Your Employer Brand Attractive?

Do Candidates Find Your Employer Brand Attractive?

NACVA Member Survey Findings on Employee Recruitment and Retention Hinge Marketing recently completed a NACVA member survey. In this survey, Dr. Frederiksen learned that NACVA memb ...

Personal Goodwill

Personal Goodwill

The Value of a Business is Not Always What it Seems (Part I of II) Personal goodwill is taxed at the individual capital gains tax rate, not the higher corporate income tax rate. Th ...

One Explanation for the Variance in the Price/EBITDA Multiple

One Explanation for the Variance in the Price/EBITDA Multiple

Given a Fixed Amount of EBITDA After reading Steve Egna’s article in the April 12, 2017 issue of QuickRead Buzz, in which he suggests that a larger multiple of EBITDA is realized a ...

Preventing Case Over Valuation

Preventing Case Over Valuation

Why Attorneys Tend to Overvalue Their Cases and What to Do! Research indicates that most lawyers over value their cases, and what is even more fascinating, it does not matter how l ...

Discount for Lack of Marketability Guide and Toolkit

Discount for Lack of Marketability Guide and Toolkit

Authored by: James R. Hitchner; R. James Alerding; Joshua B. Angell; and Katherine E. Morris The author provides a review of Discount for Lack of Marketability Guide and Toolkit, a ...

7 Personal Branding Tips for Aspiring Experts

7 Personal Branding Tips for Aspiring Experts

Creating Visibility and Personal Brand Recognition In this article, Dr. Frederiksen provides seven branding tips for aspiring experts. ...

FinTech—Origins and Prognosis

FinTech—Origins and Prognosis

Greater Disruption and Change Awaits the Financial Services Industry FinTech, or financial technology, has disrupted the financing industry. The FinTech revolution has not only cha ...

  • SEC Approves New PCAOB Audit Standards

    On June 1, 2017 the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) adopted a new auditing standard to provide additional information to investors.  more ...

    November 15, 2017
  • Four Great Ways to Lose Talent

    Is your firm inadvertently pushing its best staff out the door?  Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, explains the four most common mistakes to avoid to retain tal more ...

    November 15, 2017
  • Seven Tips for Managing Sideways

    Accountants and business experts agree—if you want to create a stronger team, make a more substantial contribution to your company, and expand your sp more ...

    November 15, 2017
  • Four Etiquette Tips for Videoconference Calls

    We have all had those cringe-worthy moments on videoconference calls when a colleague or customer forgets that we can see and hear everything they are more ...

    November 08, 2017
  • The Importance of Audit Planning

    What is the purpose of audit planning if the audit may not ultimately follow the carefully thought out plan?  As may be inferred from Dwight D. Eisenh more ...

    November 08, 2017
  • The Application of Guideline Publicly Traded Company Risk Adjustment

    Quantifying the Risk Adjustment Depending on the valuation assignment facts and circumstances, the valuation analyst (analyst) may encounter a unique more ...

    November 15, 2017
  • Reasonableness of Shareholder/Executive Compensation

    Challenging and Defending Compensation and Use of the Independent Investor Test C corporations and S corporations should pay shareholder/executive com more ...

    November 08, 2017
  • EBT or EBITDA

    Which Measure is Best for Normalization? Analysts face a potentially major issue when using EBT as the starting point for normalizing future earnings more ...

    September 27, 2017
  • Personal Goodwill

    The Value of a Business is Not Always What it Seems (Part II of II) Personal goodwill is taxed at the individual capital gains tax rate, not the highe more ...

    September 06, 2017
  • Personal Goodwill

    The Value of a Business is Not Always What it Seems (Part I of II) Personal goodwill is taxed at the individual capital gains tax rate, not the higher more ...

    August 30, 2017

The Application of Guideline Publicly Traded Company Risk Adjustment

Quantifying the Risk Adjustment Depending on the valuation assignment facts and circumstances, the valuation analyst (analyst) may encounter a unique valuation problem: a problem that is well outside the ordinary scope of typical valuation issues. Unique problems provide the analyst an opportunity to develop more ...

November 15, 2017

Patent and Trademark Infringement Damages Calculations, Appraisal Actions and Denial of Suit Seeking a Purchase Price Adjustment

Case Law Four cases are presented in this article that provide valuation, litigation support professionals, and M&A advisors insight regarding how courts are addressing damages claims, challenges to experts, appraisal action challenges, and claims of fraud and breach of contract in connection with M&A more ...

October 11, 2017

The 10 Unimpeachable Commandments

Practical Applications in Unimpeachable Neutrality Expert witnesses in the fields of forensic accounting, matrimonial litigation, and business valuation must possess a thorough understanding of the applicable standards, case law, evidentiary rules, and regulations specific to each engagement to effectively he more ...

September 27, 2017

Risks in Having a Poor Anti-Laundering Program

Identifying Gaps and Risks Valuation and financial forensics professionals and their firms often provide other services. In this article, the author discusses Anti-Money Laundering (AML) actions and which industries are at risk for violating Bank Secrecy Law and AML provisions. Many kinds of businesses are at more ...

October 25, 2017

The Importance of Forensic Accounting

Analysis in Matrimonial Matters As forensic accountants, we may be called upon to determine the value of the marital estate. Frequently, we either receive an avalanche of documents or very few documents. How do we distinguish what is valuable versus what is not? Why is the information so important in our fore more ...

June 07, 2017

Valuation of Compensation for Physician Services

Medical Director Compensation This article is the fourth in a series involving current healthcare management issues. An in-depth article on this issue was published in The Value Examiner’s September/October 2017 issue. In that issue, the authors discuss issues setting forth medical director services and estab more ...

November 08, 2017

When Do Economic Damages Accrue?

The Case of the Delayed Real Estate Development In a situation where there is a claim of wrongdoing and one party suffers pecuniary damages, it is incumbent on the economic damages expert to precisely define the period of such claimed damages to properly quantify them. The outcome is largely dependent on the more ...

November 01, 2017

Emotional Considerations for Transitions

Time to Check-in and Frankly Address those Emotional Issues Seller’s remorse is real and not being emotionally prepared to transition the business is as dangerous as the value and financial matters. The emotional component of the sale/transition is worth considerably more than the money you will receive for t more ...

November 15, 2017

Before Redoing Your Website

Know What You are Doing Creating or renovating a firm’s website is often a major undertaking. Because years can pass before a website is redone, it is easy to overlook key steps or strategies—and to underestimate the amount of time and effort it will require. more ...

November 01, 2017

Book Review—Taxes and Value

The Ongoing Research and Analysis Relating to the S Corporation Valuation Puzzle What premium, if any, should S Corporations command? How reliable are the current models? How reliable is the evidence that supports the position of the leading U.S. Tax Court cases? What should valuation analysts and consultants more ...

January 20, 2016

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