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2020 FORENSIC VALUATION CONFERENCE

Description

Business valuation, litigation support, and forensic accounting have all seen massive changes in the last few years thanks to new regulations, legislation, and technological developments. MACPA has designed the Forensic Valuation Conference specifically to serve the critical niche of CPAs involved or interested in these sectors.

Leading National Speakers with a Regional Focus

The 2020 Forensic Valuation Conference features leading experts from around the country & the region to host sessions for all levels, from entry-level to experienced professionals. Topics include:

  • Fair Value Measurement – Mark Zyla
  • Practice Management – Ron L. Seigneur
  • Unique Issues in DCF
  • Trade Secrets and IP Damages

Larger groups may qualify for a group discount – call us for more information, 410-296-6250.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Amy Puente at amyp@macpa.org.

Provider
Maryland Association of CPAs
Course Level
Intermediate
Professional Area of Focus
Business & Industry
CPE Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge
8
Location
 
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045 US
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When
May 8, 2020
8:30 am - 4:35 pm EDT
Location
Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045 US
Total CPE Credits
8
Format
In-Person

Agenda

Day 1

05/08/2020
8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Business Valuation Update

Speaker: James Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

The participant will learn:
-20 valuation dirty little secrets
-Over 2-years out – the impact of the TCJA on business valuation
-Whether the so-called S corp premium is gone, hopefully for good
-S corp taxes – corporate or individual rates
-Size premiums – appraisers vs. academics
-Calculations vs. valuation engagements in litigation
-New “Best Practices” in the income approach
-The cost of capital data wars – what to do
-Control premium insanity
-How to determine non-operating assets and liabilities
-How the AICPA’s new forensic services standard affects valuation
-Advanced expert testimony tips

9:45 am
Recent Developments in Cost of Capital

Speaker: Michael Crain

This presentation discusses recent developments in cost of capital. Participants will examine falling risk-free rates and describe how they affect cost of equity estimates. Outline pros/cons of backward-looking and forward-looking equity risk premiums. Compare model inputs from multiple data sources.

11:00 am
Networking Break
11:10 am
The Latest with the Valuation Profession and Fair Value Measurements

Speaker: Mark Zyla, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA

The latest with Fair Value Measurements including:

  • Where we are as a profession with the CEIV program and the Mandatory Performance Framework.
  • Issues involving the FASB’s recent Invitation to Comment regarding the impairment of goodwill.
  • The importance of International Valuation Standards and Fair Value Measurements.
  • An overview of upcoming guidance from the AICPA and other organization.
12:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Working Capital - Gone But Not Forgotten?

Speaker: Kevin Yeanoplos

2:45 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm
Billing and Collection Tactics to Improve Profits

Speaker: Ron L. Seigneur

This session will focus on tips, tricks and tactics to improve practice efficiencies with a focus on billing and collection strategies. Use of retention contracts and retainers will be emphasized, as well as timekeeping protocols. The game is won and lost on the revenue side of the ledger and this session will show why that is the key to working less while improving cash flows and profits.

3:50 pm
Panel Discussion
4:45 pm
Conference Conclusion

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Price increases to $279.00 on 04/09/2020

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