Business Valuation: Mastering Changes in Key Standards

Complying with New USPAP and NACVA Mandates

Recording of a 100-minute CPE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Course Materials


On the heels of the AICPA's new SSVS No. 1 standard, accounting firms' business valuation practices now must adapt to even more changes in mainstream valuation standards. Effective Jan. 1, 2008, the Appraisal Standards Board overhauled its uniform appraisal standards, for 2008 and 2009.

Changes in USPAP standards include new ethics and report certification requirements, and different "highest-and-best-use" rules for personal property. Also, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts revised its standards as of Jan. 1, 2008 to drop conflicts with SSVS No. 1.

Valuation practices must become adept with both revised sets of standards, follow their mandates in client work and plan how to resolve any conflicts with SSVS No. 1.

Listen as our panel of experienced valuation specialists from accounting firms of all sizes analyzes all key provisions of the new USPAP and NACVA standards and advises firms and their clients on adapting to the new rules.



The panel explains and prepares you to react to these and other key issues: 

  • Key aspects of the revised standards that require special attention and resources from your firm's business valuation group.
  • Guidance for mid-sized and small accounting firms with small or newer valuation practices.
  • Practical approaches to communicate the new rules to clients and maintain transparency.
  • Effective solutions for resolving conflicts with other valuation standards that your specialists must follow.


Neil Beaton
Neil Beaton
Partner-in-Charge of Valuation Practice
Grant Thornton

He specializes in SEC compliance valuations, including stock options and FAS 141 and 142 engagements.

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Ron Seigneur
Ron Seigneur
Partner in Valuation Practice
Seigneur Gustafson

He has more than 20 years of valuation experience and works as an expert witness in several jurisdictions. He also...  |  Read More

Martin Lieberman
Martin Lieberman
Partner in Valuation Practice

He has more than 30 years of experience on business valuation, accounting and tax services, and serves clients in a...  |  Read More

Mary O'Connor
Mary O'Connor
RGL – Forensic Accountants & Consultants

She has been a valuation specialist since 1979, working on business and intellectual property valuations.

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