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Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation, 2nd Edition
This resource discusses the rules of fair value accounting, offering direction for best practices of financial valuation as well as for understanding FASB pronouncements involving fair value.

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Now in a second edition, Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation helps you succeed in understanding the fair value accounting rules that entities must follow. The result is a resource that you can rely on to understand the importance of valuation and the concepts that define it. In basic, nontechnical language, author Mark Zyla presents practical direction for best practices of financial valuation as well as for understanding the many FASB pronouncements involving fair value. An essential guide for auditors and valuation specialists, this resource brings you up to speed on what fair value really means.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Audit and valuation professionals

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"Writing Fair Value Measurement was a monumental task fraught with controversy not only in the U.S., but also abroad. Having coauthored a book with Mark as well as written one myself, I was even more impressed that Mark was able to navigate these fair value minefields and produce a work that will be a tremendous help to accountants and non-accountants alike. If you are looking for a 'one-stop' book on fair value measurement, this is it!" — Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA, Managing Director, Valuation Services, Alvarez & Marsal

"In recent years, the FASB and the IASB have added many requirements for various assets and liabilities to be measured at fair value. In this book, Zyla clearly describes how to implement fair value measurement and how investors and creditors should interpret it. The crisp writing and illuminating analysis will help readers to grasp the essence of fair value accounting and to apply it wisely." — J. Edward Ketz, Associate Professor of Accounting, Pennsylvania State University

"The focus of the book is on fair value measurement based on level 3 inputs. This is a critical area of valuations for financial reporting due to a false comfort given by routine application of evaluating models and assumptions without real possibilities of calibration. Mark Zyla offers an extraordinary help in understanding the reliability of the inputs and the outputs of the different methodologies and the inherent biases in each of them. The book is a precious support for better valuation both in U.S. GAAP and in IFRS fair value reporting." — Mauro Bini, Full Professor of Corporate Finance, Bocconi University; Chairman, Management Board OIV (Organismo Italiano di Valutazione) Essential guidance on the fair value measurement process

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Mark L. Zyla, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA

Atlanta, GA

Mark L. Zyla is a Managing Director of Acuitas, Inc. an Atlanta Georgia based valuation and litigation consultancy firm. Mark is the practice leader of the firm's valuation practice.

Mark received a BBA degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University. Mark also completed the Mergers and Acquisitions Program at the Aresty Institute of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Valuation Program at the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation ("CPA/ABV"), Certified in Financial Forensics ("CFF") by the AICPA, a Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA"), and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers certified in Business Valuation ("ASA").

Mark serves on the AICPA's Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. He is former member of the Business Valuation Committee of the AICPA, where he was also formerly the Chairman of the AICPA's ABV Examination Committee. He served for a number of years as the chairman of the AICPA's Fair Value Measurement Conference Committee. Mark is currently a member of the Business Valuations Committee of the ASA where he also serves on the business valuation standards subcommittee. He is one of the authors of the International Glossary of Business Valuation Terms which has been adopted by the major valuation organizations. He is also a member of the Liabilities Working Group of the International Valuation Standards Council ("IVSC"). Mark is on the Advisory Council of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, Mark was inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame.

Mark is a frequent presenter and author on valuation issues. He has taught valuation courses at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and to the PCAOB in Washington D.C. He is on the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College teaching business valuation concepts to judges. Mark is author of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation 2nd ed. published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013). Mark is also the author of the course, "Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for All CPAs" published by the AICPA. Mark is also co-author of several portfolios related to Fair Value Measurement published by Bloomberg BNA.

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John Wiley and Sons

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