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Regression Analysis—Construction and Interpretation

 Regression Analysis—Construction and Interpretation
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Learning activity level that builds on a basic program most appropriate for individuals with detailed knowledge in an area
Advanced Preparation: A basic understanding of statistical and time series analysis
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hour
Fields of Study:Statistics
Item Number: 17PBVCHI0609E
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $110.00
Program Description

This webinar provides a step learning approach to regression analysis, error measurements, and interpretation. The fundamental components are presented graphically and numerically to assist in transitioning between raw and plotted data. Financial data will be introduced progressively and discussed with final interpretation presented at the conclusion of the webinar.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Identify the anatomy of a regression line
- Predict the effect of sampling error of the regression line
- Identify the progressive mathematical components of regression analysis
- Define precision and error measures
- Define the construction of a regression analysis and statistical measures
- Calculate error measurements
- Determine optimal "fit" of the regression line
- Apply regression analysis to forecast and projections

Who Should Attend

Any practitioners who regularly analyze time series financial data and compare actual data with either comparable (peer group) of projections and forecasts

Mark Shirley
Mr. Mark Shirley is the Managing Partner of V&L Consultants, LLP in Baton Rouge, LA. Published materials include: Tax and Financial Planning Strategies in Divorce; Cost of Capital, 3rd and 4th Ed.; Valuing Professional Practices and Licenses; and BVR’s Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill. Technical articles have been published in The Value Examiner®, BewertungsPraktiker Nr., The Practical Accountant, CPA Litigation Services Counselor, The Gatekeeper Quarterly, and The Journal of Forensic Accounting. Lectures have been presented for organizations including the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®), AICPA®, New York Society of CPAs, LCPA, LSU, AAML, National Judicial College, LSU Law Center, and FBI Academy.

Lari Masten
Ms. Lari Masten focuses her professional time on business valuation, litigation, and consulting services as they apply to both private and public companies. She moved to Denver, Colorado, from Lubbock, Texas, in September of 2000 and has been in public accounting since 1987. She has performed business valuations, economic damage calculations, purchase price allocations, and goodwill impairment testing for companies operating in a variety of industries including life sciences, personal/professional services, exploration and production of natural resources, manufacturing and distribution processes, real estate development and management, and agriculture-related service sectors. She has been qualified as an expert witness, and her valuations, lost profits and damages calculations expert witness testimony have been for purposes of marital dissolution, estate and gift tax planning, damages, lost profits, bankruptcy, contract disputes, buy-sell agreements, purchase/sale transactions, goodwill impairment, and related matters. Ms. Masten has written numerous articles relevant to her areas of expertise. She has been an invited guest speaker for various organizations on topics salient to the organization’s focus involving valuation standards compliance, business valuation fundamentals and advanced topics, litigation, estate planning/wealth retention, marital dissolution, and business valuation case analysis. In addition, she is an instructor for the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) National Training and Development Team, which presents throughout the country approximately 14 weeks per year. In this capacity, she teaches days four and five of NACVA’s week long Business Valuation Training Center, The Market Approach, Case Analysis, Special Purpose Valuations, and The Valuation Process: Facts to Conclusion. Successful completion of this training center, and the related examination process, results in the participants’ receipt of their business valuation credential.

Ms. Masten served in the elected position of Chairman for NACVA’s Education Quality Assurance Board from 2010–2013, she is a contributing member of the editorial advisory board to the National Litigation Consultants’ Review™ and the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, and is an officer of the Colorado NACVA State Chapter. Ms. Masten received a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and is a licensed CPA in the states of Texas and Colorado. She holds the following designations: Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF®) through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants® (AICPA®); and the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation from NACVA. Lari Masten MSA, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CPVA ABAR, MAFF Masten Valuation 3773 Cherry Creek North Drive, Suite 575 Denver, Colorado 80209 P: (303) 229-5517 V: (303) 331-4430 E: 6/2015 Professional Experience and Competence: Provide business valuation, litigation support, business and financial consulting, acquisition analysis, income/loss projections, financial projections, financial and estate planning, commercial damages/contract disputes determinations and forensic accounting services to diverse clientele. ? Elected Member and Past Chairman, NACVA Education Quality Assurance Board 2010–2013 ? Elected Member and Past Chairman, NACVA Executive Advisory Board 2007–2010 ? Elected Member and Past Chairman, NACVA Valuation Credentialing Board 2004–2007 ? Instructor, National Training and Development Team for NACVA ? Instructor, National Training and Development Team leading to attainment of the AICPA’s CFF credential ? Officer, Colorado State Chapter of NACVA ? Applicant, American Society of Appraisers (ASA) ? Member, ABV Exam Grading Task Force, AICPA, 2008–2010 ? Member, Mentor Support Group, NACVA ? Member, Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) ? Member, Appraisal Issues Task Force (AITF) ? Member, American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE) ? Member, National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) ? Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) ? Contributing Editorial Advisor, National Litigation Consultants’ Review (NLCR) ? Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis (JBVELA) Credentials and Education: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Colorado and Texas Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Texas Tech University–Lubbock, Texas Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University Ongoing continuing education in business valuation, taxation, financial planning, and other finance and management related areas on a yearly basis, with a minimum of 40 hours per year required to maintain professional certifications; however, averaging over 150 per year in order to fulfill certification requirements and increase consulting knowledge. Teaching Experience: Instructor, NACVA’s National Training and Development Team, which is responsible for teaching the week long training course required by NACVA in order to obtain NACVA’s Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential. Other courses taught and developed include Business Valuation Industry Standards and Advanced Topics. Presents educational seminars and lectures across the country to professional and community interest groups on topics relating to business valuation, litigation support, wealth retention, estate planning, relevant tax topics, and other issues germane to target audiences.