Missy DeArk, CPA/CFF, MBA, CVA/MAFF

Associate Director of Litigation Support and Business Valuation
Associate Director of Litigation Support and Business Valuation

Resumé

Missy is an associate director in the firm’s litigation support and business valuation groups. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, she was a controller and Chief Financial Officer for more than 16 years with full responsibility for all financial, administrative, and human resource functions for multi-million dollar organizations.

Matrimonial Disputes

Missy specializes in helping attorneys and their clients understand the financial and tax issues specific to the divorce process through a variety of services, including:

  • Disposable income and cash flow analysis
  • Forensic accounting services
  • Preparation of marital estate balance sheet
  • Marital and non-marital tracing
  • Alimony calculations
  • Business valuations
  • Expert witness testimony

Business Valuation

Missy performs business valuations in a variety of contexts, including estate, gift, and income tax planning and reporting, marital dissolutions, shareholder transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. She has valued a variety of retail establishments, service businesses, and holding companies owning real estate, marketable securities, closely-held stock, and other assets in the manufacturing, healthcare, and wholesale distribution industries.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Certified in Financial Forensics
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, specializing in Matrimonial Litigation
Kentucky Collaborative Family Network, President

  • Greater Clark County Schools Educational Foundation Board Trustee, “Coaches Raising the Bar for Kids” Event Chair
  • Greater Clark County Schools Board Trustee, Secretary (Elected position, July 2006 – June 2010)
  • Metro United Way, Chairperson, local campaign, 2009-2011
  • National School Board Association and Indiana School Board Association, 2006-2010

Master of Business Administration, 1995, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1991, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky