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Audit and Assurance Services

MANAGEMENT AND BOARDS CAN REST ASSURED ABOUT THEIR AUDITS

When you’re dealing with the numerous, heavy responsibilities and non-stop daily challenges of leading and running an organization, and need to have audit and assurance services performed on top of that, you’ve got to make the most of it. Turn it into a valuable tool.

Regardless of your industry, to be successful in today’s dynamic global marketplace, organizations must use all possible resources, including their audits and financial disclosures, to their advantage. To do so, you need auditors that have a robust understanding of your business and regulatory and reporting requirements.

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We undergo a comprehensive peer review every three years, successfully completing our 13th consecutive review in 2016.

That provide efficient management of the complex audit process with insightful, timely results. That anticipate change with proactive communication while operating steadily in a fast-paced, highly-scrutinized world. As entrepreneurs and auditors for over 50 years, we know that every one of those traits makes a difference. Through our audit and assurance services, we prove and deliver this to clients every day. It’s called the Mercadien Client Experience.

Whether it’s for financial statements, employee benefit plans, or third-party assurance, making every audit we perform as rewarding and valuable as possible for clients is our priority. We know our clients, and they’re smart. They recognize our dual role as honest, objective outside reviewer of their business and dedicated, a supportive team member working with them to provide best practices.  Clients appreciate our respect for their time, people and operations, relying on us to conduct their audits as efficiently and unintrusively as possible. They value our insights that benefit their business.

MAKING EVERY STEP OF YOUR AUDIT COUNT

During the audit process, ongoing communication is key, helping to avoid surprises and solidifying relationships of trust and reliability. We interact with management, staff and board members throughout, keeping everyone up-to-date and achieving progress through collaboration. Our risk-based audit approach starts by reviewing the past year – listening to your concerns and discussing recent industry and regulatory trends and financial results. Any impact or risks to your business are considered.  Then, you’ll see us roll up our sleeves and perform hands-on work – out in the field, during testing and sampling, and from behind the desk. We continuously manage the timeline, answer your questions, provide and solicit feedback and documentation; and keep the entire audit process on track – right up to the management and audit committee review. Wherever possible during our assurance services, we make recommendations to help strengthen your quality and internal controls, increase efficiencies and mitigate risks.

Management and boards often think of us as colleagues, not annual intruders, because the same committed, passionate professionals provide practical advice beyond the numbers.  Your engagement team, from the partner at the top to your account manager and daily contact, never loses sight of the goal – an efficient audit that helps you achieve financial and strategic objectives.

CREDENTIALS FOR AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES THAT ARE WORTH EXAMINING

Our highly qualified, well-trained professionals uphold the highest standards of accounting, audit and assurance services. We’re well-versed in conducting audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America; auditing standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards; the audit requirements of Uniform Guidance; and the State of New Jersey Circular Letter 15-08-0MB.

We engage in continuous professional education in the latest audit procedures and technologies and are frequent presenters to numerous CFO groups, trade associations and other constituent groups on these topics. It’s part of supporting our clients and communities with knowledge and foresight to help them navigate and resolve issues. As members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Division for CPA firms, Private Companies Practice Section, Employee Benefit Plan, and Government Audit Quality Centers, we review our operations for performance to the highest auditing and financial reporting standards every year. We also undergo a comprehensive peer review every three years, successfully completing our 13th consecutive review in 2016.

OUR AUDIT AND ASSURANCE SERVICES ARE HIGHLY SPECIALIZED AND CUSTOMIZED FOR EACH PRACTICE AREA. THEY INCLUDE

  • Audits, reviews, compilations, and examinations
  • Financial statement review and analysis
  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • Internal control reviews
  • Employee benefit plan audits, including 401K, 403b, pension and retirement plans.
  • HUD Audits
  • Implementation of new accounting standards
  • Forecasts and budgets – preparation and analysis
  • Risk assessments

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Division for CPA firms
    • Private Companies Practice Section
    • Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
    • Government Audit Quality Center
  • Registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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