John S. Harwood, M.S. Tax, CPA, CFF, ABV of Harwood, Ott, Fisher, PA, Conway, has recently been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The ABV Credential, established in 1998 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in business valuation. Also, during the same period, he was awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential by the AICPA. The CFF Credential, established in 2008 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial forensics.

CPAs who have earned these credentials must be recertified every three years to maintain their designations.