Halt, Buzas & Powell, LTD’s tax manager, Lana Chebakina, CPA, has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) credential. The CVA credential is granted only to qualified individuals with considerable professional experience in the field of business valuation.
“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,” stated Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer of NACVA.
To become accredited by NACVA, the 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 a masters of business administration (MBA), or higher 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 va luation and related disciplines, or have performed 10 or more business valuations. Those who have earned the CVA credential must be recertified every three years in order to maintain their credential.
“We are thrilled to congratulate Lana for obtaining the CVA credentials and look forward to her assisting our clients with valuation engagements in the near future,” shares Andy Powell, managing partner at Halt, Buzas & Powell.