ICVS-A (Advanced Studies in Financial Instruments)
International Certified Valuation Specialist
ICVS-A (Advanced Studies in Financial Instruments)
In the world of accounting and valuation, much consternation exists among CPAs, Government Auditors, Financial Analysts, and Credentialed Valuators regarding the determination of the fair value of financial instruments. Both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) have identified the fair value reporting of financial instruments as one of the top priorities needing improvements. Most prominent among the reasons given for the failures to accurately determine the values of these financial constructs is the complexity of these instruments, which are steadily increasing as a result of enhanced computing capabilities. And, this concern is not limited to the United States; the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) also expressed major concerns over the lack of quality derivative product valuations. To address this issue, the Center for International Business Valuation (www.cfibv.org), a research think tank, consulting, and training organization developed the four-day advanced course in the Valuation of Financial Instruments.
Who needs to attend:
Accountants and Auditors
Chief Financial Officers, Comptrollers, Treasurers
Valuators, Appraisers, Financial and Equity Analysts, Real Estate Analysts
Bank Trust Officers, Credit Products Officers, Investment Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Asset Management Specialists, Mergers and Acquisitions Directors
Because of the advanced nature of this training, only individuals with substantial economics, finance, or accounting background should attend. If you are a business valuator with a credential such as the ICVS, ASA, ABV, CICBV, BCA, or CVA, click here.
Apply accounting standards for fair value and understand the history behind the fair value movement
Ascertain the purposes behind the issuance and usage of complex derivative products
Employ the current valuation techniques for these financial products
Utilize the programming language of Python, which is dominant in the valuation of financial constructs
Introduction to the valuation profession
The three valuation approaches
Fair value accounting and disclosure requirements
Fair value methodologies and techniques for valuing financial instruments (equities, debt, securitized instruments, and derivatives)
Python Programming Language using Financial libraries
Live Zoom 6/13 - 6/14, 6/20 - 6/21 (Over two weekends Saturday/Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST)
Online: Anytime, anywhere, everywhere
Live Zoom and/or Online
Class Materials Participants will Receive:
Advanced Studies in Financial Instruments Body of Knowledge Manual
Six-month online access to lecture slides, practice question, and videos
Support for Python financial libraries and related templates
Continuing Education Units and Certificate of Completion:
This course provides 28 hours of continuing Professional Education units meeting the standards of the Florida State Board of Accountancy and other professional bodies. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Center for International Business Valuation upon successful completion of the course.
About the Course Instructor: Dr. Joel Dicicco
Dr. Joel M. DiCicco, CPA, CFF, BCA, PFS, CGMA
Dr. Joel DiCicco is a CPA with over 30 years of practitioner experience in finance, taxation, and accounting/auditing. For approximately 20 years, Joel worked for the IRS with increasingly responsible jobs leading up to his position as Territory Manager for the Financial Products team east of the Mississippi. In this role, he worked and supervised the most complex and sophisticated tax structuring and valuation issues, utilizing many of the latest forensic techniques applied in tracking the true substance of transactions. Part of this role included overseeing the valuation of emerging and complex financial instruments, formulating policies and tax positions, reviewing and evaluating issues pertaining to structured products, debt/equity concerns, abusive transactions, and valuations, examining the tax treatment and valuation accorded complex financial constructs and performing complex mathematical valuations of these instruments. Dr. DiCicco also was the lead instructor for all three phases of the IRS’s National Financial Product Training and he served on details as Territory Manager for both Global High Wealth and Large Business Employment Taxes. Further, Joel developed multiple training guides and toolkits spanning a variety of emerging issues in conjunction with the IRS National Office legal division.
Dr. DiCicco currently is on the Editorial Review Board for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the International Society of Business Appraisers.He has been a faculty member at Florida Atlantic University for more than 12 years and is now a full-time instructor for the Graduate Executive MBA program. Over these years, he has taught courses in accounting, finance, and taxation. In addition, Joel is quite involved with both FAU’s Financial Analyst and Master of Science in Finance programs. Dr. DiCicco is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Personal Financial Specialist.
Virtual Zoom and Online: $1,500*. A discounted group rate is available.
Online only: $755* - Promotional price for May. The June price is $1000*. The cost includes six months of full access to the class materials.
* Cost includes one-year IACVS membership and exam fees.
The Center for International Business Valuation is currently processing its payments through a partner, Maryland Global University. Once your payment has cleared, the Center will grant you access to its Learning Management Portal.
For more information, please call 844-235-0220.
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