Joy M. Intriago Earns the Prized Certified Valuation Analyst Designation

WATERVILLE, Maine - Oct. 30, 2018 - PRLog -- The Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

Valuation expert Joy Meason Intriago, CPA, principal at the firm Intriago Advisors, has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) certification after successfully completing the credentialing process of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®). The CVA credential is awarded only to qualified individuals with substantial professional experience in business valuations and who pass a rigorous proctored, live examination.

"The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that recipients have met NACVA's rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, financial consulting, and related consulting disciplines," said Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer of NACVA.

"NACVA's CVA designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™)," he added.

To become accredited by NACVA, the candidate must successfully complete an intensive training and testing process. To become a CVA an applicant must be either a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) holding an active, valid, and unrevoked CPA license in her or his state, or hold a business degree and/or a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Persons without a CPA license must have two years or more of full-time or equivalent experience in business valuation or related disciplines or have performed at least ten (10) business valuations. Those who have earned the CVA credential must be recertified every three years to maintain their credential.

For more information about Intriago Advisor's business valuation, accounting, tax and financial consulting services,   contact the firm at 207-482-0636 or email

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About Intriago Advisors

Intriago Advisors is a company led by Joy M. Intriago, CPA, that specializes in providing business valuation services for estates, gifts, divorces, pre-nuptials, buy/sell agreements, partner or shareholder buy-outs, and other consulting and advisory services, including exit strategies and succession planning.

With more than 20 years' experience in building, and consultation with, a wide variety of businesses, she is well-equipped to assist clients, companies and other types of business organizations in assessing the value of a business interest. Ms. Intriago employs business valuation principles in her engagements that also serve to identify key areas where profitability may be improved and for planning to maximize shareholder returns and for investors on exit strategies to assure that their retirement accounts are maximized so they reap a full reward for their years of hard work.

Joy M. Intriago has also served professionally in family law matters and cases, participating as an expert witness in collaboration with clients' counsel to understand and appraise the value of marital assets and in negotiations between parties. Her prior assignments include valuations in tax matters and disputes, such as for estate planning and gift valuations.  For more information about the services provided by Intriago Advisors, please visit

When should a person or business seek the assistance of a business valuation specialist or expert?
  • In divorces and pre-nuptial agreements and other family law issues.
  • In estate Planning and valuation
  • In gift valuations
  • In buy/sell agreements
  • In employee stock ownership plans

How much do business valuations typically cost?

Each valuation fee quotation is customized based on:
  • The purpose of the valuation
  • If a formal, written report is required
  • Is a calculation (often covering a range) or an opinion valuable?
  • The kind of records that the client can provide
  • The necessity of other consulting services


The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training and certification in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, fraud risk management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies. NACVA is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™). NACVA's Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Other professional certifications offered by NACVA include the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) and the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™) designation. Visit to learn more.

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