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Eslinger Earns Certified Valuation Analyst Designation

South Bend, Ind - Kruggel Lawton is pleased to announce that Manager Julie Eslinger, CPA, has successfully completed requirements to earn the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA®). The CVA is the premier accreditation for CPAs who provide business valuation and litigation consulting services.

To become accredited by NACVA®, candidates are required to successfully complete an intensive training and testing process. An initial requirement to becoming a CVA is that the applicant be a licensed certified public accountant. To maintain the CVA designation, individuals must have a minimum number of hours of continuing professional education (CPE) each year and conduct him or herself within the ethical mandates established by the profession.

“Our clients often seek business valuation services in conjunction with the purchase or sale of a business, succession planning, buy/sell agreements, charitable contributions, or estate and gift taxes,” said Douglas Osthimer, CPA, CVA, CGMA, partner and head of the firm’s valuation practice. “In the litigation arena, valuations are often necessary in situations where there has been business disruption, divorce, or partner disputes. We’re proud to have another CPA on staff who is uniquely qualified to handle these important matters for clients.”

Eslinger has over ten years of public accounting experience. In addition to her focus on business valuations, Eslinger specializes in assurance engagements including audits, reviews, compilations and agreed-upon procedures for a variety of industries including manufacturing and distribution, construction, and nonprofits. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS), and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).

Kruggel, Lawton & Company, LLC, is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm offering assurance services, tax compliance and consulting, estate planning, business valuation, business accounting services, and executive searches. Kruggel Lawton also offers national and international resources as an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. They have offices located in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana, as well as St. Joseph, Michigan.

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