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Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS)

Aug 25, 2020

Guests: Bradley Preber, CPA/CFF/CGMA, CFE, Rumbi Petrozzello, CPA/CFF & Kirstine Connors, CPA/ABV

Diversity and inclusion are key to future proofing our profession as well as our ABV and CFF specializations. As discussed in our last episode, a pathway towards a more inclusive workforce requires building a pipeline not only to the CPA but also to the specializations, with a focus on recruitment and retention. But what can institutions do to attract, retain and advance talent as it comes through the pipeline? Resources and programs such as unconscious bias training, mentorship/sponsorship programs and business resource groups can be used to help raise awareness, make connections and create a more diverse and inclusive environment. Bradley Preber, Rumbi Petrozzello and Kirstine Connors discuss ways to attract, retain and advance diversity and inclusion in the CFF and ABV specializations.

In this episode, they discuss:

  • CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Attraction, Retention and Advancement
  • Women’s Sponsorship and Mentorship Program
  • Selecting Mentors/Sponsors
  • How to Expand the Program to other groups

The episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing forensics, valuation, fraud, fair value and damages and by the CFF Credential and ABV Credential programs which allow AICPA members to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online at to join our community and gain access to valuable member-only benefits. Don’t miss an episode – subscribe to our podcast channel! And leave us a review so we can continue bringing valuable and relevant content to you.