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HoganTaylor Advisory professional named chair of OSCPA committee

HoganTaylor has announced that Advisory Consulting Executive S. Christopher Lopp has been named chair of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs (OSCPA) Business Valuation/Forensic & Litigation Support Committee for the 2017-2018 year.

Lopp has more than 20 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning, business valuation, litigation support, and mergers & acquisitions transactions in a variety of industries. He currently serves in HoganTaylor’s Advisory practice.

“It’s a great honor to have the opportunity to provide my input and represent the interests of my colleagues,” Lopp said. “The Business Valuation/Forensic & Litigation Support Committee represents many of the areas that are the future for the profession and I am excited about the possibilities to make progress in these areas.”

Lopp, who has served on the committee since 2011, was asked to take on this new role by Jane Haskin, the incoming President of OSCPA. His term begins in July.

Having recently completed the necessary requirements to earn the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV™) credential, Lopp is interested in expanding the committee’s focus beyond traditional business valuation issues to also include fair value accounting issues, litigation support, and fraud investigation.

The CEIV™ credential is designed to enhance consistency and transparency in the fair value measurement process and is issued to valuation professionals who perform fair value measurements for businesses, business interests, intangible assets, certain liabilities, and inventory for financial reporting purposes.

Lopp earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Tulsa. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

In addition, Lopp has earned an Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF®) credential from National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®).