Early on in her career, Sheri Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF, Director of Litigation Support & Valuation Services at Fiske & Company in Plantation, FL, decided that working 70+ hours a week at a Big 8 firm and raising a family weren’t compatible. She became interested in the valuation field, left the firm and went to work for her father, building a successful boutique litigation and valuation firm. As soon as the AICPA offered the ABV credential, she and her dad both took the exam and passed. As Sheri says, “It was important to me that the AICPA backs my credential certification. It has a major impact on my credibility and the way I’m viewed in this profession.” The credential has also had a positive impact on her business. “Financial professionals call on me to do their business valuation work since they know I hold the credential. To get constant referrals from others is a significant driver for our financial success.” To learn more about the value of all the AICPA credentials, and to find out if you qualify, go to aicpa.org/credentials.