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Stephanie Brown Receives Updated NACVA Valuation Credential

LANCASTER, Ohio – Stephanie Brown, CVA, an Account Manager with the firm Snyder & Company, has recently been awarded the prestigious Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) credential from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®). Ms. Brown was previously awarded the Accredited Valuation Analyst™ (AVA™) credential, however earlier this year, the NACVA merged the AVA credential with the CVA credential. Both credentials require the same training, testing and continuing education, but the CVA credential was previously awarded only to individuals with a CPA. 

 “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.  “The merger of the AVA and CVA credentials will help unify the membership and the profession and further position NACVA and its members as the worldwide industry leaders in the valuation profession.”

To become accredited by NACVA, the candidate is required to successfully complete an intensive training, testing and continuing education 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.

“This is one more indication of Snyder & Company’s commitment to providing our clients with an unparalleled quality of service,” said Linda Sheridan, Managing Partner, CPA, CVA. “Stephanie has been with the firm for 15 years and brings to her clients a diverse set of skills and professional experience, as indicated by her new CVA credential.”

Snyder & Company Certified Public Accountants has been serving the Central Ohio area with customized, innovative financial consulting and accounting services for more than 45 years. The firm, based in Lancaster, Ohio, provides complete tax preparation and planning, business valuations and litigation support, QuickBooks® support and training and retirement and estate planning for individuals and businesses. For more information about Snyder & Company, visit


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