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Three BerryDunn employees earn certified valuation analyst credential

Posted July 29, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — BerryDunn, the largest certified public accounting and management consulting firm in Northern New England, is pleased to announce Arthur H. Marshall Jr., Seth Webber, and Lydia Atwood as recent recipients of the Certified Valuation Analyst credential from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

The Certified Valuation Analyst designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

“The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that recipients have met NACVA’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, financial consulting, and related consulting disciplines,” said Parnell Black, Chief Executive Officer of NACVA.

Marshall, Webber, and Atwood had previously been awarded the prestigious Accredited Valuation Analyst credential from NACVA. Effective April 1, 2013, the AVA credential merged with the CVA credential; each will now hold the CVA credential. The CVA credential is granted only to qualified individuals with considerable professional experience in the field of business valuation.

Marshall is a Senior Manager in BerryDunn’s Valuation Forensic Services Group where he assists clients in a variety of industry groups and geographic markets. He has 14 years of professional consulting experience in addition to a 20-year management career in the hospitality and leisure industry.

Webber is a Senior Manager in BerryDunn’s Valuation Forensic Services Group where he provides valuation and consultation to clients in a wide range of industries. He is experienced in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions planning and execution, and program management.

Atwood is a Manager in BerryDunn’s Valuation & Forensic Services Group. She has an extensive background in banking, consulting, and specialized financial analysis. Prior to joining the firm she was the Chief Financial Officer for Criterium Engineers.

To become accredited by NACVA, a candidate is required to successfully complete an intensive training and testing process. An initial requirement to becoming a CVA is that the applicant either be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) holding an active, valid, and unrevoked CPA license in his or her state, or hold a business degree and/or an MBA (Masters of Business Administration), or higher business degree, from an accredited college or university. Further, those without a CPA license must have two years or more of full-time or equivalent experience in business valuation and related disciplines. Those who have earned the CVA credential must be recertified every three years in order to maintain the credential.

For more information about BerryDunn’s business valuation, accounting, financial consulting, and related consulting services, contact our valuation services practice leader, John T. Gurley, or our forensic accounting practice leader, William H. Brown.

BerryDunn is a firm of CPAs and consultants providing financial and business expertise to organizations in New England and across the country, with offices in Portland and Bangor, Maine; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Charleston, West Virginia. For information about BerryDunn, visit berrydunn.com.

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