Mark L. Zyla is a Managing Director of Zyla Valuation Advisors, LLC, an Atlanta Georgia based valuation and litigation consultancy firm.
Mark received a BBA degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University. Mark also completed the Mergers and Acquisitions Program at the Aresty Institute of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Valuation Program at the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation (“CPA/ABV”), Certified in Financial Forensics (“CFF”) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”), a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”), and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers certified in Business Valuation (“ASA”).
Mark is the Chairman of the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (“IVSC”). Mark recently served on the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. Mark is a member of the Business Valuations Committee of the ASA where he also serves as a member of the Business Valuation Standards and Technical Issues subcommittees. Mark is on the Advisory Council of the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, Mark was inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame.
Mark is a frequent presenter and author on valuation issues. He has served on the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center and the National Judicial College teaching business valuation concepts to judges. Mark is author of Fair Value Measurement: Practical Guidance and Implementation 3nd ed. published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2019). Mark is also the author of the course, “Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for All CPAs” published by the AICPA. Mark is also co-author of several portfolios related to Fair Value Measurement published by Bloomberg Tax & Accounting.
M.B.A., Finance, Georgia State University
B.B.A., Finance, University of Texas at Austin
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Portfolio 5403 explains and analyzes the rules and best practices for auditing fair values under U.S. and international auditing standards.
This Portfolio examines the creation of and accounting for goodwill and other intangible assets, addressing the subject both in general and in the context of business combinations.
Bloomberg Tax Portfolio 5404, Auditing Fair Values of Non-Issuers, explains and analyzes the rules and best practices for auditing fair values under U.S
This portfolio provides a detailed analysis of the rules on share-based compensation contained in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 718, (former Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 123(R), Share-Based Payment).
Bloomberg Tax & Accounting Portfolio 5127-4th, Fair Value Measurement and Valuation Principles, is a comprehensive examination of the use of fair value measurements in financial reporting. It specifically discusses how reporting entities use fair value measurement to report assets and liabilities.
The Portfolio, Accounting for Share-Based Compensation, No. 341, provides a detailed analysis of the rules on share-based compensation contained in FASB Accounting Standards.