What is a Valuation? A valuation is a determination of the value of a business interest based upon an extensive analysis of the financial records of the organization, the environment in which it operates, and the risk associated with an investment in the organization.
What is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)? The CVA designation serves to advise other professionals, prospective clients, and the community at large that the individual has satisfied the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA’s) rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity and integrity in the field of business valuations.
What are the Benefits Offered by a Business Valuator? Business valuation professionals provide many important benefits to their clients. Some of the benefits provided include:
1. Determination of Value
Selecting the most appropriate approach to determine value based on the purpose of the business valuation engagement.
2. Professional Affiliations
Many business valuators are members of professional organizations such as state CPA societies, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
Engaging business valuation services assures that the details of your business are confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law.
4. Litigation Support
Minimizing the potential risk of litigation is a primary objective. In the event litigation is unavoidable, the valuator can assist as an expert witness or recommend another qualified expert.
5. Third-Party Objectivity
Avoiding problems that can arise from questions of independence and objectivity is critical to ensuring a credible valuation. Compliance with Standards of Professional Practice provides assurance that the business valuator(s) will treat your engagement with objectivity and unbiased analysis.
6. Specialized Training
Business valuation services are provided by professionals who are specifically trained through specialized educational programs, including those provided by NACVA.
Many top business valuators have received special recognition by obtaining the premier business valuation designation of “Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA)”, accredited through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).