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    New in the SSVS Toolkit: Development Compliance Checklists!
    AICPA FVS News
      Member-Exclusive News, Resources and Events  
    April 2, 2014
    In This Issue
    Accounting Today: Top Niche Services
    New in the SSVS Toolkit: Development Compliance Checklists!
    Save the Date: CFF and ABV Exam Review Courses
    Live Webcast: Reports Used in Business Valuation Including Calculation vs. Valuation
    Demand for Forensic Accountants Increases Under Indian Law
    Previously Published SBBI Valuation Yearbook Data Now Available
    Have You Checked Out the #CPAPOWERED Campaign?
    CFF & ABV Exam Registration
    FVS Member Advantages
    Accounting Today: Top Niche Services
      According to the Accounting Today 2014 Top 100 Firms supplement, forensic and valuation services remain among the highest growing niche services again this year. Business valuations clocked in at number two and litigation support scored fifth on the list. Forensics/fraud also made the top ten niche services at number nine. Visit the FVS practice management page today for useful resources to grow your niche.
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    New in the SSVS Toolkit: Development Compliance Checklists!
      The SSVS Toolkit was designed to provide non-authoritative guidance on the development of valuation or calculation engagements as well as the development of engagement letters and reports in accordance with SSVS No.1. Included in the Toolkit, you will find:
    • Customizable Engagement Letter Templates
    • Development Compliance Checklists
    • Reporting Compliance Checklists
    • Sample Detailed and Summary Valuation Reports.
    Additional SSVS Resources:
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    Save the Date: CFF and ABV Exam Review Courses
      The AICPA will present the summer CFF and ABV Exam Review Courses in an online format this year. Each course provides CPE and guidance to candidates to prepare for, take, and pass the CFF or ABV exam. Dates for ABV are set for June 5-6 and CFF is set for June 16-17, so mark your calendars now. Pricing and registration details will be available soon.
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    Live Webcast: Reports Used in Business Valuation Including Calculation vs. Valuation
      Join us on Apr. 22 as Gary Trugman discusses the components of a valuation report, the types of valuation reports (including reports for calculation vs valuation engagements), complying with SSVS No. 1, the preparation of the business valuation report, the defense of the business valuation report and common errors in business valuation reports. CPE: 2 credits.

    Register for Free (no CPE) | Register to Receive Discounted CPE
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    Demand for Forensic Accountants Increases Under Indian Law
      India's updated Companies Act, which strengthens accountability for independent directors and auditors, is prompting accounting firms to beef up their forensic accounting talent. For example, PwC's Indian operations increased its forensic accounting staff fourfold over the previous six months to 200 and EY plans to add 150 people to its forensic accounting team in India by 2015. The AICPA offers the Fundamentals of Forensic Accounting Certificate for accounting professionals looking for an introduction to financial forensics. FVS/CFF/ABV members save $110!
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    Previously Published SBBI Valuation Yearbook Data Now Available
      Duff & Phelps has provided the data previously published in the SBBI Valuation Yearbook in its new publication, the 2014 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital. The AICPA is pleased to team with Duff & Phelps to offer this new print publication. The Valuation Handbook includes two sets of valuation data including data previously available in the SBBI Valuation Yearbook and data available in Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report. Both the Risk Premium Report and the former SBBI Valuation Yearbook provide data and methodology to assist financial professionals in estimating the cost of equity capital for a subject company using various build-up models and CAPM. Order your copy today and save 10%.
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    Have You Checked Out the #CPAPOWERED Campaign?
      This year's annual tax season campaign is reminding consumers about the role their CPA played in life's special moments and asking them to share their stories through social media. Visit our special member page for all the details and to find out how you and your clients can participate. While you're there, be sure to enter for the post-tax season giveaway. You'll also want to visit www.cpapowered.org to see the stories clients have submitted.
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    Featured FVS Conference
    The AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce will take place Apr. 24-25 in Las Vegas. Register to attend in person or Online now. FVS/CFF/ABV members save $100.
    FVS CPE Calendar
    Reports Used in Business Valuation Including Calculation vs. Valuation
    Apr. 22, 3 p.m. ET, CPE: 2 credits
    Register for Free (no CPE)

    AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce
    Apr. 24-25, Las Vegas, CPE: 21 credits

    AICPA National Business Valuation School
    May 19-23, Atlanta, CPE: 45 credits
    June 9-13, New York, CPE: 45 credits
    July 28-Aug. 1, Denver, CPE: 45 credits

    AICPA Fair Value Measurements Workshop
    Sept. 29-30, New York, CPE: 16 credits

    AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference
    Nov. 9-11, New Orleans, CPE: TBD

    FVS, CFF and ABV member discounts available.

    Click here to stay up to date with live, virtual and self-study CPE opportunities brought to you by the FVS Section.

    CFF & ABV Exam Registration
    Registration is now open for the 2014 Summer CFF and ABV Exams! The exam windows run July 1-31. Visit the CFF Exam page or the ABV Exam page today to sign up. Section members save $100 on either exam. Additional discounts are available for early registration and group registration!
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