International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS) is a designation issued to accounting professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in business valuation services. AN ICVS credential can open the door to providing job opportunities in a growing marketplace. To get ICVS designation, you must go through a testing program, so becoming certified lets clients and employers know that you’ve worked hard to achieve expertise in the field — as determined by the standards of practice set forth by the International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts (IACVA).
The ICVS in the Middle East and North Africa focus on the valuation of privately held companies that are dominating in their fields. These companies are demanding valuations for buyouts, mergers and acquisitions or different reasons. The demand for the ICVS is picking up among private equity firms, investment companies and investment banks, consulting companies, etc throughout the Middle East (Beirut, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the UAE).