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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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