Accountant & CPA Interviews

Russel T. Glazer

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CPA/ABV, MCBA, ABAR, ASA, CVA, MBA

In this interview exclusive, Russell Glazer, CPA, discusses buy-sell agreements, buying out an owner, working with a CPA and hiring an attorney. Mr. Glazer is a Partner with Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. and is a member of the firm’s Business Valuation & Litigation Services Group. Mr. Glazer is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Master Certified Business Appraiser, is accredited in Business Valuation and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser.
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Scott R. Miegel

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CPA, CBA, CrFA

In this interview, we talk with Scott Miegel about the reasons why a business owner would hire a CPA, the role a CPA should play in buying or selling a business, and more. Mr. Miegel is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida, a Certified Business Appraiser with the Institute of Business Appraisers, and a Certified Forensic Accountant with the American College of Forensic Examiners.
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Rick Adamy

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CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA

Today we have the opportunity to interview Rick Adamy, a CPA and the founder of Adamy Valuation Advisors. In this interview, Mr. Adamy gives us an overview of several very important topics, including: valuations, equity value, working capital adjustments, earnouts, enterprise value, private equity groups and a venture capital groups. If your primary goal is simply to get the best price, watch two things: market multiples and what’s going on in your industry.  Published data on market multiples show history and current levels. The market is strong right now, recovering from the low point following the recession.
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Sam Bachstein

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CPA

As is common with any medium or large-scale business transaction, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) plays many roles in the buying and selling process. In today’s interview, we interview Sam Bachstein, an audit partner and CPA at Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt, LLP. With 15 years’ experience as a CPA, Mr. Bachstein is the ideal professional to answer our most complex questions as they relate to the CPA’s role in various business transactions. Above and beyond the topic of how CPA’s can assist in business valuations, purchases and sales, Mr. Bachstein also introduces us to some important accounting principles as they relate to a successful business transaction.
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Matt E. Turpin

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CPA, CVA, CMAP, CGMA

A Certified Public Accountant is able to play a multitude of roles when it comes to the purchase or sale of a business. In today’s interview, we speak with Matt E. Turpin, a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC. Mr. Turpin is just the professional to answer our most complex questions as they relate to both the CPA’s and CVA’s role in various business transactions. Above and beyond the topic of how a CPA is able to assist in tasks such as due diligence, Mr. Turpin also introduces us to some key concepts, such as how Working Capital Adjustments relate to a business purchase or sale.
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Elliott Chester

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CPA, CFE, CVA, CGMA

Today we interview Business Appraiser and Certified Public Accountant Elliott Chester, who specializes in Business Valuation, Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting. In this interview, he discusses the different factors that come in to play when buying or selling a business, and how those factors can impact a sale. Mr. Chester explains how and why book value, equity value and enterprise value can affect the sale or purchase of a business. Mr. Chester also shares with us some valuable advice about getting to know the buyer of your business.
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Brian D. Bornino

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CPA/ABV, CFA, CBA

In this interview, we discuss a wide variety of topics with Brian Bornino, the Director of Valuation Services at GBQ Consulting LLC. Mr. Bornino has led, managed, or completed nearly 2,500 valuation engagements during his career and is here to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject. He also discusses exit planning, business appraisals, and how working with various professionals can help you successfully sell your business.
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