Why use a CVA— Certified Valuation Analyst?

The Certified Valuation Analyst accreditation is a statement to the business, professional and legal community that an individual has attained a high level of knowledge in business valuations as established by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). The CVA is an elite accreditation for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) who are the most qualified professionals to provide business valuation services.

Through extensive training, combined with experience in tax, auditing, accounting for small businesses and financial analysis, CVAs have the necessary background for dealing with the complexities involved in providing business valuation services. To become certified by NACVA, the candidate is required to successfully complete a rigorous training and/or testing process and maintain professional education annually.

Business valuations are necessary in many situations of need or adversity, including:

  • Sale of a business
  • Mergers or acquisition
  • Split-ups and spin-offs
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Allocation of acquisition price
  • Adequacy of life insurance
  • Liquidation or reorganization
  • Litigation support