AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference Explores the Impact of New Technologies

October 28, 2019

  • Reporters invited to attend in person or online.
  • Program features more than 60 sessions on the valuation practices and standards, investigation techniques, data analytics, blockchain and more.
  • Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas, NV.

NEW YORK (October 28, 2019) – New technologies, emerging industries and renewed interest in complex financial instruments are among the many issues that will be discussed during the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) 2019 Forensic and Valuation Services Conference.

The conference, being held Nov. 4-6 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, offers professionals the opportunity to hone their skills and build a better understanding of emerging trends and techniques within the forensic and valuation services practices. Topics of notable interest include tracing blockchain and crypto currency transactions, investigating fraud across borders and  leveraging artificial intelligence for fraud and valuation work.

 “This year’s conference offers an incredibly diverse and forward-thinking set of presentations, workshops and case studies,” said Jeannette Koger, CPA, CGMA, vice president of advisory services and credentialing for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. “Attendees will not only learn how to perform their jobs better, but also about how the advent of data analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology are altering the forensic and valuation services fields.”

Todd Buchholz, CEO of Sproglit, former White House director of economic policy, frequent media commentator and past managing director of the Tiger hedge fund, will deliver the keynote address, discussing how demographics, technology, and globalization are re-shaping the economy.

The Forensic and Valuation Services Conference is one of the most comprehensive opportunities for improving understanding of the current and future state of the field. Sessions are designed to accelerate attendees’ professional development, improve practice management and explore emerging trends, standards and industries.

“Forensic and valuation specialists who want to stay ahead of the practice should not miss this opportunity to learn about the latest news and advancements in the field,” said Annette Stalker, chair of the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee and a conference presenter. “Whether you are new to forensic and valuation services and want to gain a better understanding of methodologies or how to testify in a trial or whether you are an established professional needing to better understand the ways the field is changing, this conference has something for you.”

FVS Conference Speakers Include:

  • George Wilfert, Deputy Director, Office of Research and Analysis, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
    • Fair-value measurements related to PCAOB standards recently approved by the SEC, such as auditing accounting estimates and using the work of specialists.
  • Alison Staloch, Chief Accountant, Division of Investment Management at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    • Insights into the role of the SEC Investments Division and some of its recent valuation-related projects.
  • David Yates, Practice Fellow at Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
    • Updates on the FASB proposal to eliminate testing of goodwill for impairment, in lieu of amortization, as well as updates on the proposal from the FASB based on comments submitted in October.
  • Keith Miller, partner, Perkins Coie LLP
    • A Look into the Future of Blockchain Litigation

WHAT:           2019 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference

WHEN:           November 4-6, 2019

WHERE:         Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV and online

PRESS REGISTRATION: For media who wish to attend in person or who would like to obtain remote access, please contact James Gallagher at 919-402-4547 James.Gallagher@aicpa-cima.com. (Please note, advance registration is required.)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Current information about speakers and conference topics including full agenda may be found here.