Business Valuation

What is a Certified Valuation Analyst®?

A Certified Valuation Analyst®, or CVA®, is an individual who has been trained and educated on how to value private business enterprises. He/she must acquire a thorough understanding of a company’s dynamics. Valuators must analyze the financial health of the enterprise and its future profit potential. This highly complex process will ultimately conclude with the value of the business.

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Some of the reasons to hire a CVA® to value a business include:

  • Sale or merger
  • Transition to family or partner
  • Sale of stock
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Benchmarking
  • Exit strategy
  • Litigation/divorce
  • Estate planning
  • Key person life insurance


Steve Tacinelli, Partner, Holland, Tacinelli, CPAs, has been with the Holland Financial family of companies since 2008. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst®, a practicing Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant®. Steve is also affiliated with the valuation organization, NACVA. Certified members are required to adhere to industry standards in performing value determinations, assuring users that the services they receive meet an industry-acceptable level of due care, including the thoroughness of the analysis.

Remember, when selecting an individual to determine the value of your business, not all valuation analysts are trained and certified, and only some are also CPAs.

Your business is a major investment, consuming both your time and capital. When you need a thorough and accurate valuation – performed professionally – you need look no further than the trusted services of Steve Tacinelli and Holland, Tacinelli, CPAs.


If you have questions or would like to set an appointment, please call us or contact us at

Holland, Tacinelli, CPAs, P.A.

700 West Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL, 32174
Phone (386) 671-7526