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James R. Hitchner, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA

James R. Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Jim Hitchner is Managing Director of Financial Valuation Advisors and is President of The Financial Consulting Group He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services which created and distributes the Business Valuation Standards Compliance Toolkit, the VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit, the Hitchner Pratt Fishman Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation, and presents monthly webinars. He is also Editor in Chief of Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, a bimonthly journal that presents views and tools from some of the leading experts in valuation, forensics/fraud and litigation services.
Mr. Hitchner is editor/coauthor of the books Financial Valuation: Applications and Models (FVAM), third edition; Financial Valuation Workbook (FVW), third edition, and Valuation for Financial Reporting: Fair Value, Business Combinations, Intangible Assets, Goodwill, and Impairment Analysis, third edition, all published by Wiley. He is also coauthor of PPC’s Guide To Business Valuations, 25th edition, published by Thomson Reuters.  FVAM and FVW have been adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for its five-day National Business Valuation School course and by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) for its three-day Advanced Business Valuation course. Mr. Hitchner designed both courses.

In the valuation area he has coauthored over 20 courses, taught over 60 courses, published over 100 articles, and has made over 200 conference presentations.  He is also an inductee in the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame and a two-time recipient of the AICPA’s Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year award. He was also one of the four original members of the AICPA Business Valuation Standards Writing Task Force and served for the entire six years, up to the June 2007 official release of the standards.