Robert L. Boland, a Partner with Maillie LLP, has successfully completed the rigorous certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts®(NACVA®) to earn the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) credential.
“The Master Analyst in Financial Forensics credential is designed to provide assurance to the business and legal communities—the primary users of financial forensic consulting services—that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge deemed acceptable by the Association to provide competent and professional financial forensic consulting services,” stated NACVA’s Chief Executive Officer, Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA. “The designation is an indication to the professional community that Robert has met the Association’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the financial forensic consulting disciplines.”
Requirements to earn the MAFF designation include, being the holder of NACVA’s business valuation credential (Certified Valuation Analyst®) or a comparable industry credential, and experience of providing business valuation services. They must also demonstrate proof of foundational experience by having been involved in 20 matters in the financial forensics field. The field is comprised of seven specialty areas, including commercial damages and lost profits; matrimonial litigation; bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring; business valuation in litigation; business and intellectual property damages; forensic accounting; or fraud risk management. They may also meet the foundational experience requirement by attending training offered by NACVA, the Financial Forensics Institute™, and the Consultants’ Training Institute™, or demonstrating substantial hours of experience in business valuation in the specialty areas. All candidates must pass a comprehensive examination.
To maintain his credential as a MAFF, Boland will be required to recertify every three years.
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training and certification in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, fraud risk management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies. NACVA is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™). NACVA's Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Other professional certifications offered by NACVA include the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) and the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™) designation. Visit www.NACVA.com to learn more.