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Financial Reporting Valuations

Our personnel have experience both in valuations for financial reporting and reviewing those reports as part of national audit firms. This provides our firm with the ability to prepare an analysis and report that is designed to streamline the review process and withstand scrutiny.

Our professionals are also well recognized for their expertise in the field of valuation. Our team brings unique skills, education and experience that you need. Among their experience and accomplishments, they, individually or collectively, have:

  • Supported our clients and our opinions to auditors from all of the big 4 firms, second tier audit firms, the PCAOB, and the SEC
  • Been an Active Member of the Appraisal Issues Task Force whose ongoing focus is to discuss valuation issues and implementation related to fair value for financial reporting
  • Served as one of the course developers on the American Society of Appraisers BV 301 Course: Valuation of Intangible Assets for Financial Reporting Purposes
  • Acted as one of the technical reviewers for the American Society of Appraisers BV 302 Course: Special Topics in the Valuation of Intangible Assets
  • Co-authored, Exploring Issues in Valuing Stock Options and Other Assets You Can’t See, (AICPA, 2002, 2003)
  • Co-authored the Grant Thornton Internal Training Program: Issues in Valuing Intangibles and Reporting Units in SFAS 141, 142 and 144 Related Assignments, June 2003
  • Been a contributing author to Financial Valuation: Applications and Models (John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2003)
  • Acted as Technical Reviewer for the book Valuation for Financial Reporting, Volumes 1 and 2 (John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2002, 2007)
  • Presented on various valuation topics to various organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), ASA, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and the FCG

Our valuations for financial reporting purposes include:

  • Fair value of illiquid financial instruments (ASC Topics 820 and 825)
  • Purchase price allocations (ASC Topic 805, IFRS 3, IAS 38)
  • Fresh start accounting (ASC Topic 852, SFAS 141, IFRS 3, IAS 38)
  • Impairment testing of goodwill (ASC Topic 350, IAS 36)
  • Impairment testing of indefinite lived intangibles (ASC Topic 350, IAS 36)
  • Impairment testing of long-lived intangible assets (ASC Topic 360, IAS 36)


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