CHICAGO — Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA), one of Chicago’s largest accounting firms, is pleased to announce that Doug Karasek, CPA and Kevin C. O’Neill, CPA have earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional and legal communities that recipients have met the rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity and integrity in the field of business valuation and related consulting disciplines. This CVA designation, established by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®), is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies®.
Applicants for the CVA certification must meet certain CVA qualifications; meet an experience threshold; attend Business Valuation Certification training; pass the CVA examination; maintain membership in NACVA; and renew their certification every three years.
Doug Karasek has been with ORBA since 2010. He performs audits, reviews and compilations for a wide array of both privately-held and not-for-profit companies as well as all the necessary tax filings. In addition, he provides tax services to corporations, partnerships and individuals. He also performs audits of employee benefit plans and aids clients with various 401(K) compliance issues.
Kevin O’Neill is a member of ORBA’s Audit Services Department. He has experience with a variety of additional audit services, including financial statement preparation, compilations and reviews of small businesses. In addition, he has experience in the preparation of individual, fiduciary and corporate tax returns.To learn more about ORBA and the range of services it provides, visit ORBA.com.
NACVA’s Mission is to provide resources to members and to enhance their status, credentials, and esteem in the field of performing valuations, financial litigation, and other related advisory services. To further this purpose, NACVA will advance these services as an art and science, establish standards for membership in the association, provide professional education and research, foster practice development, advance ethical and professional practices, enhance public awareness of the association and its members, and promote working relationships with other professional organizations.
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Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) is a full-service accounting, tax and business consulting firm located in downtown Chicago serving privately-held companies, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. ORBA’s Certified Public Accountants have experience with accounting and assurance, business advisory services, financial and estate planning, fraud investigation, tax, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. With some of the highest levels of direct client involvement in the industry, ORBA is where clients go to build long-standing, meaningful and successful relationships with resourceful, proactive business and tax advisors. For more information, visit www.orba.com, subscribe to our blog www.orbablog.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.