The Unimpeachable Standard—One Voice Cannot Harmonize with Itself: Business Valuation Comparison Charts

A quartet of present and former Standards Board chairs for the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) were on hand to harmonize about valuation standards during the 2018 NACVA and the CTI’s Annual Consultants' Conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. During NACVA’s Industry Standards and Ethics Update, and the Around the Valuation World, they discussed the results the NACVA Standards Board’s multi-year study comparing valuation standards promulgated by NACVA, IBA, AICPA, ASA, USPAP, IVSC, RICS, and CICBV. The results of this groundbreaking study were summarized into two comprehensive charts comparing the NACVA Standards to standards promulgated in the United States (U.S. Comparison Chart) and internationally (International Comparison Chart).

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