AICPA honors forensic and valuation 'Volunteers of the Year'

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The American Institute of CPAs has announced that Bethany Hearn and David Duffus have been named the Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year and the Forensic and Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year, respectively. The two were honored at the 2018 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Conference in Atlanta.

“Bethany and David are hardworking CPAs whose dedication has helped advance their respective fields,” stated Jeannette Koger, vice president of advisory services and credentialing for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. “They have gone above and beyond, contributing their time by serving on committees, presenting at conferences and authoring resources to help move the forensic and valuation service advisory areas forward.”

Hearn is currently a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Champaign, Illinois. She also serves as the chair of the AICPA’s ABV Credential Committee and its ABV Exam Content Specification Outline Task Force. She is past chair and a current member of the AICPA’s ABV Exam Task Force, where she played a significant role in making the ABV Exam an online exam available 365 days a year.

Duffus is a partner with Baker Tilly’s forensic, litigation and valuation services team. He also serves as a member of the AICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee and as chair of the AICPA Economic Damages Task Force. He has played a key part in numerous FVS Section initiatives, including co-authoring practice aids such as “Attaining Reasonable Certainty in Economic Damages Calculations: Revenues, Costs and Best Evidence.”

For more information on the awards, head to the AICPA's site here.

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