Master Analyst In Financial Forensic (MAFF)

Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF)

Pathway to the First and Most Respected Financial Litigation Credential

Achieve the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) certification and make the statement that when it comes to financial litigation, you are the “Master” of the field.

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MAFF Pathway

*Applicants who do not meet the prerequisites and experience requirements can apply form and pursue the credential, and hold the MAFF Candidate Status until the prerequisites and experience requirements are met.

Financial Forensics/Litigation Consulting

Due to increased regulation and regulatory enforcement, an increasing number of financial crimes, and a record number of bankruptcies and corporate restructurings, the demand for financial forensics and forensic accounting services is set to soar.  To help CPAs and other financial service professionals obtain the necessary training, certification, and credibility so they can grow and thrive in these areas, the  National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) and the Consultants’ Training Institute™ (CTI™) offer specialized certification and training programs, and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) credential.

Unlike most financial forensics training that tends to be general in scope, the Foundations of Financial Forensics Workshop provides attendees with an understanding of the professional responsibilities and legal underpinnings necessary to providing credible financial forensics services along with an overview of the highest growth areas of financial forensics practice.  The nationally recognized and seasoned financial forensic experts who teach the program also dive into the methodologies and approaches for calculating damages, financial investigative and forensic accounting techniques, skills development for communicating with judges, attorneys, and juries, and practice building strategies that are being employed by successful and emerging financial forensic analysts.

The common theme of the Litigation Bootcamp for Financial Experts will be a case study.  Attendees will work in teams developing their expert analyses, reports, and exhibits, while taking the matter through deposition and trial.  The culmination of the program will be a live jury trial in which participants work with seasoned trial attorneys and view jury deliberations via live video and audio feed.

The online Financial Forensics Specialty Webinars offered in seven specialty tracks define both the legal and professional environments today in order to introduce relevant precedents, case law, and professional standards.

  • Commercial Damages and Lost Profits
  • Matrimonial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring
  • Business Valuation in Litigation
  • Business and Intellectual Property Damages
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Risk Management
The CTI also partners with the American Institute for Expert Witness Education (AIEWE™) to offer practitioners several expert witness skills development workshops, including the Expert Witness Bootcamp and Matrimonial Expert Witness Bootcamp, applicable to expert witness from all walks, as well as attorneys.  AIEWE also offers the Litigation Report Writing Workshop to help practitioners raise the bar and learn effective approaches to writing an expert damages report for use in a litigation matter.

Effective July 1, 2012 the IBA merged its Business Valuator Accredited for Litigation (BVAL) credential into the NACVA, along with the rest of its assets, except for its CBA credential, which remains with the IBA. The BVAL was merged into NACVA’s MAFF credential, with all BVAL designees transitioning to become holders of the MAFF–Specializing in Business Valuation in Litigation credential, and the BVAL training now leading to the MAFF instead of the BVAL. Existing BVAL holders may continue to display the BVAL credential along with the MAFF–Specializing in Business Valuation in Litigation. After June 30, 2015, NACVA will cease to recognize the BVAL credential and, as such, members choosing to continue displaying the BVAL will be displaying a credential not recognized by any organization.