Acclaro's Professional Affiliations

Acclaro and its appraisers are members of the following organizations. For more information on any of the affiliations, please click on its link.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its predecessors have been serving the accounting profession since 1887. The AICPA is committed to member service and the public interest. The AICPA grants the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation. An ABV is a CPA credentialed as a business appraisal specialist and recognized for a unique ability to bridge between business valuation and accounting principles and standards.



American Society of Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is an organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. International in structure, the ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The ASA grants the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation. ASA business valuation analysts have been recognized and accorded expert status by a variety of both U.S. and international courts and governmental agencies. Accreditation by the American Society of Appraisers in Business Valuation is acknowledgment that the business valuation professional has reached the top of his/her profession.



Association for Corporate Growth

The Association for Corporate Growth is an international organization dedicated to fostering sound corporate growth. ACG provides access to knowledge and business opportunities through networking, communications and forums related to internal and external corporate growth, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions.

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CFA Institute

The CFA Institute is the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations. The CFA Institute promotes the highest ethical standards and offers a range of educational opportunities online and around the world.



The Institute of Business Appraisers

The Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) was established in 1978 and is the oldest professional society devoted solely to the appraisal of closely held businesses. The IBA grants its members the Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) designation and the Master Certified Business Appraiser (MCBA) designation. The CBA accreditation designates the appraiser as a true professional in his/her field, worthy of the admiration of fellow appraisers and deserving the fullest confidence of clients and potential clients. The MCBA is the highest professional designation awarded in the business valuation industry, and recognizes the extraordinary competence of a few highly skilled and experienced individuals whose work has been widely accepted by clients and acknowledged by their most senior professional colleagues.



ESOP Association

The ESOP Association represents the interests of all corporations that sponsor employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs. Founded in 1978, the ESOP Association provides advocacy and educational services on behalf of its members. Corporate membership in The ESOP Association is open to all ESOP companies. Members range from closely held businesses to large public companies, and include both C and S corporations, across all industries.

ESOP Association


The National Center for Employee Ownership

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture.