Why hire Local Public Accountants? For one thing, Local Public Accountants cover more than your basic income taxes or corporate taxes. If you have your own business, small, mid-sized or large, having Local Public Accountants on your side is a good thing. Just like your clients, Local Public Accountants come in all shapes and sizes with major designations that set each apart. Are you one of those businesses that have thought all CPAs are alike? Not so. If you go through a directory of your Local Public Accountants, whether online or offline, you will find that your Local Public Accountants come with various designations and each will have something different to offer you. So what are some of these designations that your Local Public Accountants are armed with and what can they do for you? ABV or Local Public Accountants who have the Accredited Business Valuation designation have been certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and are skilled in appraising your practice, understanding real estate appraisals and has extensive knowledge in how to analyze your firms financial statements and its risk environments. CFF (Local Public Accountants) who are also Certified Forensic Accountants will come with hawk eyes and will be the person you want on your side to fret out fraud in your firm. Oftentimes, it is difficult in smaller family-type companies to find out how fraud is prevalent even when your books are balanced. Bring in your Local Public Accountants with the CFF designation. It is their job to find the loopholes. CFFs are not only experienced in fraud, but they are also experienced in computer forensics, economic damages as well as family law and litigation.