Ethical Dilemmas: What Should You Do?
At the upcoming MICPA 2015 Accounting for the Tax Practitioner Conference, we will be conducting a session titled, “Ethical Dilemmas: What Should You Do?” This session should provide a fresh perspective for dealing with ethical issues faced by CPAs every day, since it will be conducted in a roundtable, case study format. Participants will be provided with the facts for several case studies and asked to consider an appropriate resolution of the dilemmas described, utilizing the guidance provided by the Code and Circular 230. The Conference will be held on June 2, 2015 at the Laurel Manor in Livonia, Michigan. Here is one of the case studies that will be considered:
The Case of the Newly Minted Valuation Expert
You are a CPA and a member of the MICPA. You register for and attend a workshop at an MICPA conference titled “Business Valuation Basics.” Since your tax, auditing and financial service business has not grown in the last few years, you decide to expand the services you offer to clients. You know you can purchase business valuation software from your present software vendor. You have an old friend who is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) and although he works at a “big four” firm, he has agreed to “eyeball” your business valuation reports and is available from time to time to answer a few questions.
- The firm now offers business valuation services.
- The business valuation services are offered for such purposes as transaction based, tax based and litigation based needs.
- Our experienced, credentialed staff, including CVAs and ABVs, has the knowledge and understanding necessary to meet every client’s business valuation needs.