This session will cover identifying errors and quantifying the impact on valuations opinions. The application of appropriate valuation methods will be explored in this session using real life examples. We will provide useful practice tips for practioners to utilize in developing cross examination materials and in preparing for the deposition of experts. We will also provide information that will allow practioners to understand and quantify the financial impact of identified errors.
Heather J. Baranowski, CPA/ABV, CFF, MST, CVA
Litigation Director, BDO Consulting
Heather J. Baranowski is a Director in the Pittsburgh Office of BDO Consulting. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and received the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. She has been awarded both the Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics designations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Baranowski has been qualified as an expert and provided testimony in numerous counties in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Baranowski has extensive experience in business valuation and litigation support, primarily as the issues apply in family law matters. Services in the family law area include identifying and quantifying assets subject to equitable distribution, developing and implementing forensic accounting work plans for purposes of developing an opinion of value of a closely held business interest, and calculating income available for support. She has managed hundreds of such engagements in a variety of industries, from manufacturers to professional service firms.
John Petrancosta, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
Senior Manager, BDO Consulting
John Petrancosta is a Senior Manager in the Pittsburgh office of BDO Consulting. He has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting with extensive experience providing financial and forensic analysis, business valuations, litigation support, financial statement auditing, employee benefit plan auditing and administration and tax planning and preparation.
Mr. Petrancosta is a Certified Public Accountant and has been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. He has also been designated a Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.