R. James "Jim" Alerding founded Alerding Consulting, LLC. As the owner and sole professional for Alerding Consulting, Alerding consults with Business Valuation Professionals as to various valuation and litigation projects. Alerding also lectures nationally, conducts and participates in webinars nationally, and writes articles and books on valuation and litigation subjects.
Prior to founding Alerding Consulting, Alerding practiced as a BV Professional for over thirty years with Blue & Co., LLP and Clifton Gunderson, LLP. During that career, Alerding testified in trials over 350 times and in depositions another 200 to 300 times. Alerding has been a CPA since 1969 and was a former member of the AICPA Business Valuation Committee. Alerding was also a member of the Writing Task Force which developed the SSVS#1, and was inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame.
Alerding received his BS in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, from Xavier University in 1967. Alerding is a co-author of Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, and has authored or co-authored four other books on business valuation related topics.