Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2018

Nov 5, 2018 ‐ Nov 7, 2018


Forensic accounting and valuation come together in Atlanta, GA for one of the most interactive, cross-disciplined learning events of the year. It’s a must-attend event for you and your entire staff.

Our conference lineup will expand your skills while providing how-to guidance that you can apply right away.


Sessions

Role of a Forensic Accountant in a Complex Business Interruption/Cyber/Fraud Insurance Claim

Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

Identification: FVC1819

When disaster strikes how does a forensic accountant help you prepare and submit a comprehensive loss of income/fidelity/cyber claim to the insurance carrier and how to navigate the claim settlement process.

In this session attendees will: 

  • 1. Understand the uniqueness and complexities of preparing a loss of profits insurance claim. 
  • 2. How to avoid the pitfalls in an loss of profits claim causing delay and controversy in the claims process.
  • 3. Understand extensions of coverages in a policy to avoid leaving potential claimable amounts on the table.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Industry Series 1: Healthcare Valuations: The New, the Old, and the Ugly

Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

Identification: FVC1820

With recent healthcare reform initiatives, a major paradigm shift is taking place in the healthcare industry, which not only impacts providers, but also their professional consultants. The passage and implementation of MACRA, as well as the cancellation, revision, and addition of value-based reimbursement (VBR) programs, is driving the future of how healthcare services are reimbursed in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. The historical tools (e.g., vertical integration, participation in the delivery of healthcare through medical directorships and other executive/administrative positions) utilized by providers in an attempt to play in a game (i.e., to be reimbursed for services provided) in which the rules are constantly changing are being challenged by government regulators who are basing their arguments on the concept, termed the Practice Loss Postulate, that the acquisition of a physician practice, which then operates at a 'book financial loss', is dispositive evidence of the hospital's payment of consideration based on the volume and/or value of referrals. Despite this uncertainty of the playing field (that is, the healthcare delivery system), the number of healthcare transactions continue to rise, providing increased opportunities for consultants and appraisers. These transactions must meet both the separate and distinct thresholds of Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness. It is important that professional advisors understand not only the quantitative factors, e.g., monetary (cash) returns, but also the qualitative factors, e.g., the avoidance of cost and the generation of social benefit, when considering the Commercial Reasonableness of these transactions.

After this session attendees will be able to: 

  • (1) Identify challenges to providers under current value-based reimbursement programs and initiatives
  • (2) Learn established strategies to be utilized in overcoming these challenges faced by providers
  • (3) Define the Commercial Reasonableness threshold parameters as required by regulators and provide various qualitative and quantitative factors involved in considering the Commercial Reasonableness Analysis of the implementation of these strategies.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Dexterity in Damages: Covering All the Angles

Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

Identification: FVC1821

Evaluate the various specializations that are typically brought to bear in commercial economic damages analyses (economics, accounting, and finance) and assess how an effective economic damages financial expert should incorporate all three of these perspectives.

Those with an economics background usually approach economic damages from a "revenues/demand" perspective (such that they are usually retained by plaintiffs), those with an accounting background usually approach economic damages from an "expenses/supply" perspective (such that they are usually retained by defendants), and those with a finance background usually seek to bypass the assessment of revenues and expenses by instead focusing on the risks (discount/cap rates) associated with management-prepared projections. This session will discuss the synthesis of these complementary perspectives when interpreting the fact pattern and formulating opinions. Using a case study, examine the interplay between forensic accounting and business valuation when integrating economic, accounting, and finance perspectives into your calculation of commercial economic damages. Specifically, learn how forensic accounting and business valuation can enhance your effectiveness in assessing revenues, expenses, and risk in both the but-for and actual worlds. By avoiding a myopic approach that only plays to your background/strengths, your findings will become more credible and you will be better prepared for cross-examination.

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    Standard: $49.00

    CVFI and the New Financial Instruments Performance Framework

    Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

    Identification: FVC1822

    This presentation provides guidance from the new Financial Instruments Performance Framework (FIPF) the Certified in Valuation of Financial Instruments™ (CVFI™) credential. This is a non-authoritative framework that defines scope of work and extent of documentation that valuation professionals can apply to their valuations of financial instruments. During this presentation, you will be guided through the new documentation and performance requirements.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recall the purpose and primary goal of the framework.
    • Identify the basic information required in a valuation report to comply with the framework.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $49.00

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    Social Media: Cautionary Tales

    Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

    Identification: FVC1823

    Social Media is both an investigative and evidentiary tool for nearly all companies. But, how can businesses properly use social media in litigation, investigations, and expert reports? This session will aim to:

    • Discuss the new rules of evidence that allow new methods to self-authenticate electronic evidence, including evidence obtained on social media.
    • Discuss common traps, including violations of privacy, that commonly arise when using social media in investigations.
    • Suggest effective ways to affirmatively use social media in litigation, investigations, and expert reports.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $49.00

    What FVS Professionals Need to Know about Succession Planning

    Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

    Identification: FVC1824

    This session will discuss why it's important to take initiative and be prepared. FVS is a fast growing field, but has big retirements and succession risks lurking! What can you do to prepare yourself if you are one that is exiting and one that is continuing on? This session will help map out key considerations.

    • Identify and align motivations of an exiting party and their successor in interest.
    • Determine and execute effective communication strategies around market partners (attorneys, etc.)
    • Differentiate succession risks and strategies between big firms vs. small firms.
    • Explain and adhere to best practices for ensuring transparency through the succession process.

    Speaker(s):
    • Randie Dial, CPA, ABV, CFF, Managing Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    • Michael Haugen, CPA, CFF, CFE, Partner, HSNO The Forensics Firm
    • Shaun Maloney, CPA, CGMA, ABV, CFF, CFA, Director, EisnerAmper LLP
    Standard: $49.00

    FVS Forum: Emerging Technology Trends in FVS

    Nov 6, 2018 7:00am ‐ Nov 6, 2018 7:50am

    Identification: FVC18201

    Session discusses advancements in technology that have affected forensic and valuation service providers, including more sophisticated accounting and computer systems as well as increased amounts of public and private data available to industry practitioners.

    After this session attendees will be able to:

    • Assess and categorize the different types of data that exists publicly and privately to industry practitioners
    • Identify and understand additional tools and resources available to industry practitioners for purposes of data analysis and data manipulation
    • Differentiate and distinguish between the different methods of obtaining, cleaning/sanitizing, and analyzing data

    Speaker(s):
    • Johnny Lee, JD, Licensed Attorney, Principal & National Practice Leader, Forensic Technology Services, Grant Thornton LLP
    • Daniel Etherton, CPA, ABV, MBA Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University, the Tepper School of Business
    Tags: General
    Standard: $49.00

    FVS Awards & Recognition & You Can Play Panel Discussion

    Nov 6, 2018 8:00am ‐ Nov 6, 2018 9:40am

    Identification: FVC1825

    A panel of experts from a variety of industries will discuss important issues involving diversity in the workplace, including the prevalence of unconscious bias towards those who identify as LGBTQ, and simple steps companies and other high performing teams can take to promote an inclusive environment.

    • Lessons include: Parallel challenges between diverse, high performing teams in a sports setting verse in a corporate setting, and what can be learned from one another how to best identify and address our biases simple steps for diverse teams to make all members feel valued and appreciated how to spread the responsibility of being inclusive across all aspects of a company or team

    Speaker(s):
    • Brent Weakley, Regional Sales Manager and National LGBTQ Employee Resource Group Lead, Teva Pharmaceuticals
    • Layshia Clarendon, Professional Athlete, WNBA Atlanta Dream
    • Billy Scullion, Former Professional Hockey PlayerGlobal Business Manager , NCH Corp.
    Tags: General
    Standard: $49.00

    Foreign Due Diligence and Investigations

    Nov 6, 2018 10:10am ‐ Nov 6, 2018 11:25am

    Identification: FVC1828

    International due diligence is vital for business success and management. It can be a straightforward task, if you know how to utilize the right resources from the plethora of information available. In this course, we will review available databases and open sources for a variety of countries to conduct international due diligence and background checks.

    Participants will examine sources for information, including the top foreign corporate databases for researching overseas companies and their principals; explore a list of databases serving foreign countries; and acquire global resources helpful for consolidating multiple country searches. Upon completion of the course, field investigators will be able to conduct international due diligence investigations, navigate and utilize social networks in specific countries, and spot indicators to fraudulent practices and shell companies.

      Speaker(s):
      Standard: $49.00

      Emerging and Continuing Conundrums in Cost of Capital

      Nov 6, 2018 10:10am ‐ Nov 6, 2018 11:25am

      Identification: FVC1829

      This session will explore the cost of capital challenges practitioners confront as new research and resources collide with time tested approaches. 

      Attendees will learn:

      • What is the best proxy for a risk-free rate?

      • Is a buildup model acceptable?

      • Can your estimate of unsystematic risk benefit from an analytical framework?

      • What is the right investment time horizon for determining cost of capital?

      • Navigating the options within the DP Navigator

      • The continuing size premium debate

      Speaker(s):
      • Ashok Abbott, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, West Virginia University
      Standard: $49.00
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