Jim Hitchner is managing director of Financial Valuation Advisors www.finvaluation.com and is president of The Financial Consulting Group www.gofcg.org. He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services (VPS) www.valuationproducts.com.
Mr. Hitchner is editor/coauthor of the books the Hitchner Pratt Fishman Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation and the VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit, published by VPS. He is also editor/coauthor of Financial Valuation Applications and Models (FVAM), fourth edition; Financial Valuation Workbook (FVW), fourth 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 PPCâ€™s Guide To Business Valuations, 28th edition, published by Thomson Reuters. FVAM and FVW have been adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for its five-day Business Valuation School course and by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) for its two-day Advanced Business Valuation course. The VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit is the core resource for NACVAâ€™s one-day DLOM course. Mr. Hitchner designed all three courses.
He has spent over 38 years in valuation services, including as a shareholder with Phillips Hitchner Group, partner-in-charge of valuation services for the Southern Region of Coopers & Lybrand (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers), and senior appraiser with American Appraisal Associates. In the valuation area he has coauthored over 20 courses, taught over 60 courses, published over 140 articles, and has made over 350 conference and webinar presentations.
He is also an inductee in the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame and a two-time recipient of the AICPAâ€™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.