P.O. Box 1376, Tacoma Washington, 98401-1376

Business Valuation

Insurance Claims Analyst

Financial Forensics, LLC.

Member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

Why Should You Use A Business Valuation Analyst?

Establishing an accurate assessment of value for any business, enterprise or intangible asset requires in-depth specialized knowledge.  Business valuation professionals, have practical experience as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).   Their varied experience and training in valuation theory and application, litigation support, accounting, tax auditing, finance, insurance, economics and investments, prepares to provide you with a comprehensive analysis and a competent valuation.

Numbers, fats, figures, balance sheets and financial statements simply are not adequate to accurately measure the true fair market value of an asset.   Many different approaches and methods of valuation analysis should be reviewed, and must be selectively matched to the asset being valued.  Selecting the most appropriate methodologies along with various types of analysis, including sophisticated mathematical calculations, ratio analysis, industry comparisons, economic and market analysis, relative business risk assessment, and many other considerations, are required to achieve a competent valuation.

When valuing your business or asset it is important to have the assurance that the services you receive consider all the relevant information and facts so that you get the full economic benefit you deserve.  Using a qualified business valuator will give you confidence, peace-of-mind, and the advantage of knowing you will receive a professional product.

What Type of Business Valuation Do You Need?

Business valuations are necessary in a broad spectrum of situations of need or adversity.  A NACVA trained and qualified valuator provides services to meet many individual and business valuation requirements:

  • Adequacy of Life Insurance
  • Allocation of Acquisition Price
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Bankruptcy and Foreclosures
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Succession Planning
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Financing
  • Franchise Valuation or Evaluation
  • Gifting Programs
  • Incentive Stock Option Programs
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Lease vs. Buy
  • Litigation Support
  • Liquidation or Reorganization
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Sales of a Business
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

What Does A Professional Business Valuator Do For Me?

Depending on your individual circumstances, needs and objectives, a business valuation professional can benefit you by providing:

  • A Qualified Estimate of Fair Market Value book value or investment value can be vastly different from the true fair market value.

  • Expert Valuation - You can have confidence that the valuation is thorough and complies with accepted standards of professional practice.

  • Qualifications of the Analyst/Valuator - Membership in NACVA provides added assurance that the valuation analyst meets high professional standards and recognizes the need for specialized valuation knowledge and training.

  • Confidentiality - Protect your personal and financial interests.

  • Potential Litigation - A complete and thorough valuation reduces questions and ambiguities which will reduce exposure to legal repercussions.

  • Third-Party Objectivity - Most problems in business valuations arise from questions of independence and credibility when performed by biased advisors, and where personal and emotional issues influence decisions.

Selecting a Qualified Business Valuation Analyst

When selecting a Business Valuation Analyst, you should take care to choose one with the qualifications and experience you deserve.  Here are some important qualities to look for:

  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
  • Professional experience in business valuations
  • Participation in professional societies like the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), or state CPA societies
  • Reputation, trust and confidentiality
  • Specialized training in business valuations
  • Professional achievements and affiliations
  • Certifications and credentials
  • Membership in the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts