Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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R. James Alerding
Alerding Consulting, LLC

About This Program

Are you frustrated with the chatter and discussion on the uses of calculations under the AICPA SSVS (Valuation Standards)? Do you feel like the business valuation profession is “Breaking Bad” with the use of calculations of value? Because of the misunderstandings about calculations, the AICPA has taken the unusual step of issuing a nonauthoritative pronouncement titled Calculation Engagements Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This is a must read, and Jim Alerding, one of the authors of the SSVS and of the FAQs, will lead you through the FAQs as well as other matters on the uses of calculations in this must-attend webinar.


  • General differences and requirements
  • Standard of value
  • Purpose of the calculation engagement
  • Calculated value and opinions of value
  • Calculation engagements and dispute/litigation engagements
  • Calculations allowed in court
  • Calculation engagements and the understanding with the client
  • Comparison of valuation and calculation under VS 100

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explain the differences and limitations associated with calculation engagements
  • Describe when and how to use calculations in litigation and non-litigation services
  • Explain how calculations are being used and viewed by the courts in various jurisdictions
  • Restate what level of reliance is allowed and how that is disclosed
  • List raps and problems in calculations and calculation reports

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Accounting Technical)

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