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Frank Pina is a principal of Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and serves as a leader of its Forensic and Litigation Support Practice. He is a certified public accountant and fraud examiner with extensive experience helping individuals, closely-held businesses, emerging growth companies and international corporations (across various industries) manage business controversy, execute deals and maintain compliance. In addition to his role as leader of the Forensic and Litigation Support Practice, Frank works closely with Mercadien’s Financial Institutions Services Group on various Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Look Back and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) engagements for commercial and community banks. 

A chartered global management accountant and certified in financial forensics, Mr. Pina is highly regarded in the fields of forensic accounting and internal investigations, fraud detection, bankruptcy and reorganization, civil and criminal litigation support, including economic damages assessments and other dispute consulting areas. He has broad experience assisting legal counsel and their clients with a variety of forensic engagements involving sophisticated employee dishonesty, false financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, vendor fraud, lost profits analysis, rebate payment evaluations, compliance audits and contract disputes, inspections and assessments. 

Formerly of Deloitte’s forensic and dispute services practice, Frank was responsible for developing investigative strategies, conducting forensic interviews, background searches and document reviews and tracing hidden assets to detect patterns and schemes of fraudulent activity to uncover complex financial crimes. His experience working with large international law firms and federal, state and local law enforcement and government agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Secret Service, NJ Attorney General’s Office, NJ Bureau of Securities, and Philadelphia City Controller’s Office, enables him to offer clients in both public and private sectors sound financial and investigative insight and expertise. 

Mr. Pina serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the speakers committee of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Philadelphia chapter; executive board member and chairman of the advocacy committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Central NJ chapter; a member of the national and local chapters of the Turnaround Management Association; and a member of the NJ Society of CPAs. Frank is also a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA and PICPA, respectively). He currently serves on the PICPA executive, careers and lifestyles committees, and is active in the AICPA forensic and valuation services community. He is licensed to practice in NJ, PA, and CO and is a frequent presenter and author on a variety of topics related to fraud detection, corporate investigations, forensic interviewing, and internal controls.  In 2014, Frank was honored to win top 40 under 40 emerging business leader awards from both NJBIZ and the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2015, he received the Young Leaders Award from the PICPA.

Frank is an active volunteer with numerous civic organizations, including Philadelphia VIP, where he serves on the finance committee, the Union League of Philadelphia, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern NJ, and the Mercadien Foundation.  Frank is also a founding member of YB Connected, a Philadelphia-based networking organization focused on helping businesses and charities connect in a more meaningful way through entertaining and engaging events.
 
A graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Accounting and Marketing, Frank is a life-long resident of Philadelphia, where he resides with his wife and son.

 

 

 
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