AICPA's ABV Examination Review Course

Financial analysis

Course

AICPA's ABV Examination Review Course

  • Format

    Course - Online

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Duration

    10h

The AICPA’s ABV credential is the most rigorous and prestigious of the business valuation certifications. In a short time, it has become an essential marketing tool for the CPA planning to specialize in this lucrative practice area.

Learning outcomes

  • Review sources of data, techniques, and methods used to analyze business interest, value drivers, and risk assessment.
  • Distinguish among the three primary approaches to value (and related hybrid approaches), as well as identify and apply various types of valuation adjustments and the reconciliation of value estimates.
  • Identify key areas related to valuation in the conceptual framework of fair value accounting, accounting for business combinations, and accounting for goodwill impairment.
  • Identify the five basic steps of a valuation engagement.
  • Differentiate among standards of value, premises of value, and levels of value.
  • Identify valuation related professional standards and guidelines issued by AICPA (for example, VS section 100).
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Product information

Overview

Newly enhanced and closely aligned with the ABV exam, the AICPA’s ABV Exam Review is the only comprehensive BV examination review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of business valuation professionals associated with the nation's premier membership organization for CPAs.

The AICPA’s ABV credential is the most rigorous and prestigious of the business valuation certifications. In a short time, it has become an essential marketing tool for the CPA planning to specialize in this lucrative practice area. A key step towards becoming an ABV, the ABV exam tests a comprehensive range of business valuation knowledge.

The ABV exam is offered in a two-part, modular format. Module 1, "Approaches", covers Content Specification Outline (CSO) section II and chapters 4-7 and 9 of ABV Exam Review. Module 2, "Analysis and Related" covers CSO sections I & III and chapters 1-3 and 8 of ABV Exam Review. Please reference the CSO before preparing for the ABV exam.

NOTE: Taking this review course does not guarantee that the candidate will successfully pass the ABV exam. This course reviews most of the items on the exam’s content specific outline and is not meant to teach topics to the candidate for the first time. A significant amount of independent reading and study will be necessary to prepare for the exam, regardless of whether or not the candidate completes this review course.

Key topics:

  • Professional Standards, the Engagement, and Standards of Value
  • Fair Value for Financial Reporting Based on Financial Accounting
    Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (FASB ASC) 820
  • Subject Company Analysis
  • Income Approach to Value
  • Cost of Capital
  • The Market Approach to Valuation
  • Asset-Based Approach
  • The Valuation of Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property
  • Valuation Adjustments: Discounts and Premiums and Reconciliation of Indicated Values

Who should take this course?

  • ABV credential candidates

Professional development

This Course - Online offers 10 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Prerequisites:Moderate amount of business valuation experience
Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:10h
Format:Course - Online
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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£179.00 (CIMA members only)

£229.00

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