The International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists, in conjunction with the Center for International Business Valuation, has added an advanced level to the ICVS credential; valuators can now earn the ICVS with Advanced Studies in Financial Instruments (ICVS-A). The body of knowledge for the ICVS-A was developed by Dr. Joel M. DiCicco, CPA, BCA, ICVS, a full-time member of the Executive Business and Department of Accounting faculty at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business and a former Territory Manager for the Financial Products Division of the IRS. This advanced credential in the fair value of financial instruments can be earned along with the initial ICVS or can be added to enhance a current ICVS credential. The ICVS-A designation requires an understanding of valuation techniques for various financial instruments, ranging from basic securities to complex derivative constructs.
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