Litigation + Valuation Affiliations
Your litigation + valuation needs require specialized knowledge, experience and resources. That’s why our experts hold more than a dozen certifications and are affiliated with prestigious organizations. This ensures you have access to the best professionals in the business and the appropriate tools to handle the complex issues you’re facing.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 370,000 members in 128 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.
American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is an international organization of appraisal professionals. It’s the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The society helps the public and professionals find an ASA accredited appraiser; is the only professional valuation organization that accredits members in every appraisal discipline; works to grow the appraisal profession; fosters professional excellence in its membership through education, accreditation, publication and other services with an emphasis on professional ethics to protect the public.
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
The Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) is an active professional organization of CPAs working together to enhance the profession and better serve the public. Since its establishment in 1933, the ASCPA has grown from a small group of 10 founding members to more than 5,500 CPAs statewide today. A variety of issues brought the founding members together to form the society, which was the culmination of a drive to advance and organize accountants in Arizona as an advocacy group that would address issues important to individual members. The society also was intended to serve as a vehicle for enhancing the status of accountants within the state, increasing their influence with public officials and linking them directly to the work of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the leading anti-fraud association in the world, providing knowledge and training used to reduce the occurrence of corporate fraud. Together with nearly 55,000 members, the ACFE is reducing fraud and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. The ACFE offers its members the unique opportunity for professional certification. The Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is globally preferred by businesses and government entities around the world and indicates expertise in all areas of fraud prevention and detection. CFEs on six continents have investigated more than one million suspected cases of civil and criminal fraud.
Central Arizona Estate Planning Council
The Central Arizona Estate Planning Council was established in the 1960s as a professional organization for the diverse practitioners involved in the estate planning process. With emphasis on the estate planning team, our focus is to gain a broader perspective of pertinent issues and ideas, in order to construct and protect our clients’ financial estates and to achieve a smooth transition of wealth from one generation to another. Estate planning is one of today’s fastest-evolving professional disciplines, as ever-changing tax laws and volatile market values have created opportunities for practitioners and clients alike.
Financial Consulting Group
The Financial Consulting Group (FCG) is the largest organization of independently owned accounting, business valuation and financial services firms in North America. The FCG offers members the opportunity to expand and enhance their practices using processes, tools and educational and networking events. FCG members are experienced, credentialed, financial experts and leaders in the valuation profession. They serve on the Business Valuation Committees of the AICPA and the ASA, participate in national business valuation conferences, serve as instructors and write valuation books, articles and newsletters.
Leading Edge Alliance
The Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) is the second largest international professional association of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms. LEA enables member firms to access the resources of a multibillion dollar global professional services organization, providing business development, professional training and education and peer-to-peer networking opportunities nationally and globally, around the corner and around the world. Members are quality firms who are successful, have enduring client relationships and long standing ties to their communities. The alliance provides members with an impressive combination: the comprehensive size and scope of a large multinational company while offering their clients the continuity, consistency and quality service of a local firm.
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
The mission of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) is to provide resources to members and to enhance their status, credentials and esteem in the field of performing valuations, financial forensics and other related advisory services. NACVA advances these services as an art and science, establishes standards for membership in the association, provides professional education and research, fosters practice development, advances ethical and professional practices, enhances public awareness of the association and its members and promotes working relationships with other professional organizations.
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