Helga Zauner of HSSK LLC Has Received Accredited Valuation Analyst Designation

Helga Zauner becomes part of highly distinguished community in the field of business valuation, litigation support, and related consulting disciplines.

Helga Zauner of Hill Schwartz Spilker Keller (HSSK) has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to earn her designation of Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA).

In his announcement, NACVA Chief Executive Officer, Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, VA, noted, "The designation is an indication to the professional community that Helga Zauner has met the Association's rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, litigation support, and related disciplines."

Requirements to earn the Accredited Valuation Analyst designation include holding a business degree from an accredited institution of higher education, possessing a prerequisite understanding of accounting fundamentals as applied to business valuation theory and practice, and demonstrating substantial prior experience in business valuation. The final step in earning the Accredited Valuation Analyst designation is the successful completion of the Association's comprehensive examination.

To maintain her NACVA Certification as an Accredited Valuation Analyst, Helga Zauner will be required to periodically obtain continuing professional education in areas related to business valuation and/or litigation consulting and participate in programs sponsored by NACVA that promote quality and adherence to industry standards.

Business valuations are most commonly required in conjunction with the purchase or sale of a business, succession planning, buy/sell agreements, charitable contributions, estate and gift taxes, and initial public offerings. In the litigation arena, valuations are often necessary in situations of business disruption, dissenting shareholder actions, divorce, and partner disputes.

The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that supports the business valuation, litigation support, and fraud deterrence consulting disciplines within the CPA and professional communities. Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers a range of support services, marketing tools, software programs, reference materials, and customized databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members.

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About Hill Schwartz Spilker Keller LLC (HSSK)
Hill Schwartz Spilker Keller LLC (HSSK) is a professional services firm devoted to Business Valuation, Litigation Consulting and Financial Forensics. The principals have been serving the corporate, legal and professional communities for over thirty years. HSSK assists clients in quantifying and articulating value for financial reporting, taxation, transaction, and corporate planning purposes. We also work with clients involved in filed and pending litigation and disputes by providing valuation services, financial forensics, financial damage determination, and bankruptcy related services, including serving as financial advisors to parties, as trustees, and as examiners.

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