Introduction The question of how to objectively value personal goodwill in a marital dissolution proceeding is one frequently encountered by business appraisers and attorneys in the State of Florida. Personal goodwill is defined as the portion of a business’ value in excess of tangible net book value that depends upon….
Ethical issues surround almost every aspect of accounting, forensic accounting, and valuation engagement. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) plays a critical role in outlining the rule-making and standard-setting for which all CPAs must adhere to. In doing so, AICPA commits to serving the public interest through a….
Forensic accountants are required to maintain a specialized skill set of auditing expertise, education, and training. Combining accounting and analytical talents with financial proficiency and a strong moral compass, a forensic accountant plays a critical role in both litigation support and investigations. First and foremost, a forensic accountant must maintain….
Many people are surprised to learn the distinct and essential connection between a financially distressed business and a valuation expert. Filing for Chapter 11, otherwise known as reorganization bankruptcy, gives an insolvent company the opportunity to restructure while repaying creditors through a court-approved strategy for reorganization. With the ultimate goal….
Why do people wish to sell their business? Some reasons include retirement, boredom, partnership dispute, illness, or death. Whatever the reason may be behind desiring to sell a business, the parties involved should follow certain steps in order to properly sell their business. If followed correctly, the business sale will….
Governor Rick Scott sends a congratulatory letter to Moore, Ellrich & Neal P.A. to recognize the honor of being named in South Florida Business Journal’s list of top accounting firms. Thank you for this honor!
Many small business owners will go for years without using common sense analytical techniques to manage the value of their company. Value doesn’t just happen. It is the result of strategic moves made resulting from sound, tried and true techniques. Below are three simple actions you can take that may….
Introduction Family businesses are often the largest assets of the business owner. Shareholder disputes, divorces, estate partitions, etc. can lead to a need for an experienced appraiser to perform an impartial value of the business. Valuing closely held businesses can be more challenging than meets the eye. Just because a….
Forensic accounting plays a critical role in the preparation and examination of financial records and statements. Combining all facets of accounting, investigating, and auditing, forensic accountants are tasked with the responsibly to deliver an accounting analysis suitable for court. The specialized skillset of a forensic accountant has led to their….
S-Corporations offer unique income tax advantages relative to otherwise identical C-Corporations. The two primary income tax advantages include avoidance of the dividend tax and the ability to utilize undistributed profit to step-up an investor’s income tax basis. These two income tax benefits can result in substantial cash flow savings at….