Michael McKenna Earns Valuation Credential

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The 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 (ICE).

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"I'm very proud to have earned this certification. It was a lot of work, but it means quite a bit to me both personally and professionally, as there are very few people in Upstate NY who have it." Michael McKenna

Valuation expert Michael McKenna, CPA with the firm McKenna & Franck, CPAS has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) credential. The CVA credential is granted only to qualified individuals with considerable professional experience in the field of business valuation.

“The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that recipients have met NACVA’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, financial consulting, and related consulting disciplines,” stated Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer of NACVA.

“NACVA’s 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™ (ICE™),” Black added.

To become accredited by NACVA, the candidate is required to successfully complete an intensive training and testing process. An initial requirement to becoming a CVA is that the applicant either be a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) holding an active, valid, and unrevoked CPA license in his or her state, or hold a business degree and/or an MBA (Masters of Business Administration), or higher business degree, from an accredited college or university. Further, those without a CPA license must have two years or more of full-time or equivalent experience in business valuation and related disciplines. Those who have earned the CVA credential must be recertified every three years in order to maintain their credential.

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