Beyond the CPA Designation many other certifications exists for prospective accountants. Additional certificates can be very useful in the marketplace and permits accountants to specialize in certain domains such as Business valuation, Fraud accounting & many more.

Specializing will help members become valuable assets to their firm and propel their career.  Getting to know all of the available opportunities is essential to all professionals. In this page the top certificates are outlined for you to get familiar with.

Certified Business Valuation (CBV)

A Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) is a financial professional who determines the value of all, or part of a business or company. CBVs take into account many factors and methods when determining the value of a business, including economic conditions, tangible and intangible assets and future cash flow. CBVs also provide Litigation supprot to clients; establishing potential areas of loss, identifying relevant documents and questions for discovery, performing quantitative analysis, etc.

Internal Auditor Certifications (CIA, CCSA, CRMA)

Internal members providing independent and objective evaluations of the company’s financial and operational business activities, including its corporate governance. Internal auditors also provide evaluations of operational efficiency and will usually report to the highest levels of management on how to improve the overall structure and practices of the company.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

A certification available for professionals who conduct audits of information systems. CISA has a high degree of visibility and recognition in the fields of IT security, IT audit, IT risk management and governance.

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. CFEs have a unique set of skills that are not found in any other career field or discipline; they combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of methods, law, and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners are also trained to understand not only how fraud occurs, but why.