Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2019

Nov 4, 2019 ‐ Nov 6, 2019

Come to Las Vegas this November for timely updates, cutting-edge information on new technology, and quality networking with other forensic accounting and valuation professionals. You’ll head back to the office with your finger on the pulse of change and an optimized strategy for the future.

The accounting profession is constantly evolving, and our conference is no different. This year our agenda was carefully crafted to provide learning geared towards your career stage. Our committee of thought leaders created each session with a specific audience in mind to ensure that everyone receives the customized learning they need to push their career, and the profession, forward.

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This includes sessions from the conference: Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2019

Sessions Included:

Forensic ABCs - The Building Blocks of Successful Case Management (Nov 04, 2019 02:35 PM)

Best Practices In Financial Instruments (Nov 04, 2019 02:35 PM)

Business Interruption Accounting for Causality (Nov 04, 2019 02:35 PM)

Lessons Appraisers Need to Know from Recent Delaware Valuation Cases (Nov 04, 2019 02:35 PM)

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: Tracing Transactions (Nov 04, 2019 02:35 PM)

Big Data & Patent Valuations (Nov 04, 2019 02:35 PM)

Financial Statement Analysis: What It Means (Nov 04, 2019 04:00 PM)

Implementing MPF CEIV (Nov 04, 2019 04:00 PM)

Forensic Accounting Experts in Corporate Investigations (Nov 04, 2019 04:00 PM)

Cautionary Tales of Valuation Adjustments & Potential Forensic Implications in Legal Proceedings (Nov 04, 2019 04:00 PM)

Neutralizing Damages for Tax Consequences (Nov 04, 2019 04:00 PM)

Transaction Structures and Impact on Value (Nov 04, 2019 04:00 PM)

Financial Statement Analysis: Forecasting & Macroeconomics (Nov 04, 2019 05:25 PM)

International Investigation: Blurred Lines - Investigating Fraud Across Borders (Nov 04, 2019 05:25 PM)

Communicating Complex Financial Topics (Nov 04, 2019 05:25 PM)

Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigations 2030 (Nov 04, 2019 05:25 PM)

Personal Goodwill - What is Important and What is New (Nov 04, 2019 05:25 PM)

SSFS 1 - The New Forensic Standards (Repeated in Session 39) (Nov 04, 2019 05:25 PM)

Introduction to Valuation Methodologies (Nov 05, 2019 10:10 AM)

PE/VC Guide Update (Nov 05, 2019 10:10 AM)

Cybertools for Forensic Accountants (Nov 05, 2019 10:10 AM)

"Family Law in 2025" (Nov 05, 2019 10:10 AM)

A Look Into the Future of Blockchain Litigation (Nov 05, 2019 10:10 AM)

Investigation Report Writing (non R26) (Nov 05, 2019 10:10 AM)

Following the Facts and Developing Insights: A Forensic Accounting Primer (Nov 05, 2019 11:35 AM)

BUS COM Update - Valuation of Inventory (Nov 05, 2019 11:35 AM)

"Litigation in 2025" (Nov 05, 2019 11:35 AM)

TCJA: Where are We Now in Practice? (Nov 05, 2019 11:35 AM)

The Unmentionables! How to Handle Bad Facts or Inadequate Data in an Expert's Analysis (Nov 05, 2019 11:35 AM)

Impact of Economic Obsolescence on Valuations (Nov 05, 2019 01:50 PM)

How to Groom and Mentor Your Future FLVS Leaders of the Future - Dual Perspectives (Nov 05, 2019 01:50 PM)

Case Studies of Transactions Resulting in Disputes or Litigation - Broken Deals (Nov 05, 2019 01:50 PM)

SSFS 1 - The New Forensic Standards (Repeat of Session 19) (Nov 05, 2019 03:10 PM)

Understanding the Dark Web (Nov 05, 2019 03:10 PM)

Practice Management: How to Manage a Forensic/Valuation Practice in a Traditional Accounting Firm (Nov 05, 2019 03:10 PM)

Damages Case Study: Rebutting the Speculative Wrapped in an Academic Model (Nov 05, 2019 03:10 PM)

Daubert and Other Horror Stories (Nov 05, 2019 03:10 PM)

Get to the Point - How to Write Clear and Concise Valuation Reports (Nov 06, 2019 07:30 AM)

The Forensic Accountant as an Intricate Part of the White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer's Arsenal (Nov 06, 2019 07:30 AM)

Cross-Examination...Inside the Brain of an Attorney (Nov 06, 2019 08:55 AM)

Computer Forensics and Forensic Accountants: A Necessary Partnership (Nov 06, 2019 08:55 AM)

Estate Planning and Valuation: Current Issues and Topics (Nov 06, 2019 08:55 AM)

DLOM - Back to the Basics (Nov 06, 2019 10:30 AM)

You Get What You Pay For: Voting, Non-voting, and Super-voting Shares (Nov 06, 2019 10:30 AM)

Scale Your Business Model (Nov 06, 2019 10:30 AM)

How to Become a Testifier (Nov 06, 2019 11:55 AM)

Cost of Capital - 1, 2, 3 (Nov 06, 2019 11:55 AM)

Deposition - Preparation, Objectives, and Nuances (Nov 06, 2019 11:55 AM)

Quantification of Damages in Merger and Acquisition Disputes (Nov 06, 2019 11:55 AM)

Valuation of Warrants (Nov 06, 2019 11:55 AM)

Standard: $459.00


Valuation Report Writing Workshop

Nov 4, 2019 8:00am ‐ Nov 4, 2019 11:00am

Identification: FVC19101

This session will cover valuation standards for reports, writing the affirmative and rebuttal reports, and best practices for report writing.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recall the different types of reports allowed as industry standards
  • Distinguish a well-written, quality report from one that is not written properly
  • Recognize what makes a convincing rebuttal report
  • Recall the best practices in assuring a quality report
  • Gary R. Trugman, CPA, ABV, ASA, MVS, President, Trugman Valuation Associates, Inc.
Standard: $79.00

Investigative Workshop iconInvestigative Workshop

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Investigative Workshop

Nov 4, 2019 8:00am ‐ Nov 4, 2019 11:00am

Identification: FVC19102

This preconference workshop is limited to 60 participants.

In this interactive simulation, you will participate in a realistic regulatory crisis scenario. Working in teams, you will compete against each other to conduct the best investigation under time-pressure. Experience the activities that a company's investigation team would undertake using the latest tools and resources available including:

  • Reviewing emails, mobile phone data and documents;
  • Asking suspects questions in video interviews;
  • Performing data analytics and corporate intelligence analysis; and
  • Responding to anonymous tip-offs and further information alerts.

Use your unique skills and information you uncover within your teams to unravel the issues and pinpoint relevant evidence to identify the wrong-doing and potential suspects.

Once the game is over, we announce the winners and provide a tailored debrief which covers the potential scope and approach of an investigation, and the consequences of mishandling particular issues.

Learning Objectives:
  • Give participants the opportunity to gain detailed insight into the way an investigation is conducted
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to work in a group setting to gain hands-on knowledge of investigative procedures
  • Provide a fun, interactive and competitive learning event while offering valuable knowledge of the investigative process
Standard: $79.00

Forensic ABCs - The Building Blocks of Successful Case Management

Nov 4, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1902

No two litigation or forensic accounting engagements are the same. They often have multiple parties, varied allegations, possible counter-claims and a number of different financial issues. Having a methodical approach and well-structured organization will make it easier for you and your staff to quickly locate key records and maintain consistency across case files. Ultimately, you will be better-prepared for communication with your team and the clients, as well as the final reporting and testimony. Participants in this session will be equipped to:

Learning Objectives:
  • Create an efficient structure for organizing key elements of every case
  • Successfully plan and perform each phase of the engagement
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external resources throughout the engagement
Standard: $49.00

Best Practices In Financial Instruments

Nov 4, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1903

This presentation provides guidance on best practices when estimating the value of financial instruments such as debt, embedded derivatives, options, warrants, incremental borrowing rates, etc. That means identifying the appropriate model for the class of financial instrument, inputs needed, assumptions, use of judgement, as well as type of deliverables and new requirements related to deliverables.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the type of financial instrument
  • Identify the appropriate model
  • Know the data needed for the model selected
  • Know the types of deliverables and new guidance related to deliverables
Standard: $49.00

Business Interruption Accounting for Causality

Nov 4, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1904

Often there is a need to consider causality in measuring business interruption losses. It may mean isolating the effects of wide-area damage caused by a disastrous catastrophe, accounting for changing economic conditions, or accounting for business model changes. This course will start with a precursor explaining the purpose of business interruption insurance policies and then advance to illustrate best practices in isolating cause and effect in measuring such losses.

Learning Objectives:
  • Prepare document and information requests, and conduct research, relevant to accounting for causation in measuring business interruption losses;
  • Implement tools and analytical techniques for isolating and excluding the effects of external factors in measuring business interruption losses;
  • Articulate coverage questions and speak to relevant case law pertaining to accounting for causality in measuring business interruption losses.

Lessons Appraisers Need to Know from Recent Delaware Valuation Cases

Nov 4, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1905

In the past four years, the Delaware Supreme Court has issued several major opinions that addressed transaction-related corporate valuations. The presentation will discuss these opinions, as well as numerous valuation-related Court of Chancery in the same period. It will contrast the Delaware courts’ views on arm’s-length transactions vs. related party transactions and will discuss the impact of those view on statutory appraisals. It will also discuss the courts’ views on valuation methods, with a focus on inputs into DCF calculations.

Learning Objectives:
  • Help valuators understand the impact of Delaware law on valuations and fairness opinions
  • Assist valuators in preparing for expert testimony
Standard: $49.00

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies: Tracing Transactions

Nov 4, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1906

The session will outline the technological, forensic, and legal tools available to trace and recover cryptocurrency.

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and cryptocurrency exchanges as each relate to forensics services
  • Create processes to implement when faced with suspected misappropriation of cryptocurrency
  • Matt McGuire, CPA, CFF, CA, CCI, DIFA, CAMS, AMLP, Co-Founder and Practice Leader, The AML Shop
  • Gregory Azeff, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Standard: $49.00

Big Data & Patent Valuations

Nov 4, 2019 2:35pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1907

Interpret the intersection of Big Data and patent valuation and ways to use Big Data to augment and defend patent valuation opinions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate the application of Big Data and patent valuation assignments.
  • The program is practical and will include many examples of the application of Big Data and patent valuation assignments.
Standard: $49.00

Financial Statement Analysis: What It Means

Nov 4, 2019 4:00pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1908

Whether searching for red flags at the start of a fraud risk assessment or evaluating financial condition for the purpose of a business valuation, financial statement analysis is a cornerstone of most any forensic or valuation assignment. This course will utilize an interactive case study to illustrate comprehensive financial statement analysis, focusing not only on how to complete relevant calculations but also how to interpret them. Participants will be guided through how to measure key metrics and then, in small groups, will utilize a Microsoft Excel template to conduct their own analysis and share their findings with the class.

After attending this course attendees will be better able to:

Learning Objectives:
  • Prepare a comprehensive financial statement analysis, including identifying trends, key strengths and weaknesses, and/or red flags of a business’s financial condition;
  • Calculate internal liquidity ratios, operating efficiency and profitability metrics, business risk factors, and financial risk indicators;
  • Articulate the meaning behind the numbers, combining qualitative and quantitative aspects of a business to interpret the data.
Standard: $49.00

Implementing MPF CEIV iconImplementing MPF CEIV

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Implementing MPF CEIV

Nov 4, 2019 4:00pm ‐ Nov 4, 2019 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1909

This session will provide information on how professionals and firms have been implementing the CEIV program into their practice. An emphasis will be on the Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) and the Application of the MPF and how this has impacted and influenced both internal and external expectations.

Attendees will learn about:

Learning Objectives:
  • The structure and goals of the MPF. This includes the MPF, Application of the MPF, and the recently issued MPF FAQ.
  • Some of the key elements of the MPF (e.g., the importance of professional judgment and skepticism).
  • What early adopters have done so far to integrate the documents into their practice and the MPF and what role it plays in the CEIV quality monitoring.
  • What resources are available to ask questions and provide feedback when implementing the MPF into your practice.
Standard: $49.00