Business & Financial Consulting

Jeffrey Baresciano Featured in PICPA’s CPA Now

Jeffrey Baresciano, CPA, CFF, ABV, CVA, Director of Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support Services Group, was featured in the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) CPA Now blog. His article entitled, “The Right Valuation Approaches During Times of Uncertainty”, discusses how important it is to ensure that the entire story of a closely held…

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Times Are Changing – Have You Reviewed & Updated Your Strategic Plan?

It’s hard to believe that over a year has gone by since many of us have changed the way we do business. I have only been in the office a handful of times over the last year; I am fortunate and can work from just about anywhere. Of course, for many of you, this is…

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Why Your Organization May Benefit From a Process Efficiency Study

The world has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic hit over a year ago, causing organizations to adapt to these changes and adjust to operating in a remote environment. New policies and procedures along with increased regulatory requirements can be a hurdle for any organization. As such, your organization should consider performing an efficiency study. Efficiency…

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The Importance of Long-Term Strategic Planning

One of my core consulting activities is helping businesses with long-term strategic planning. It’s an important, often overlooked facet of business growth. You see, business leaders who spend too much time working in the business forget to work on the business. The day-to-day pays the bills, after all. But if you want your business to…

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Summary & Highlights of the American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, (ARPA or the Act) which will provide $1.9 trillion in relief funds across a wide spectrum of categories, including additional relief for nonprofits and small businesses, the extension of unemployment benefits, new tax provisions, assistance for restaurants and bars, and more.…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking

Dominic Hulick, CAMS, Supervisor & Kyle Dennerlein, CAMS, CCBP, Senior BSA Analyst of Mercadien’s Financial Institutions Services Group presented a webinar The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking on Wednesday, February 3rd. During the webinar, they went over: How to implement the proper tools & programs to successfully manage MRB customers The framework of an MRB &…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 & Other Extended Benefits

Managing Directors Sherise D. Ritter, CPA & Kyle A. Neeld, CPA, Managers Matthew Smierciak, CPA & Elizabeth LaCorte, CPA & Financial Consultant Caitlin Kolczynski, CFP® of Mercadien’s COVID Consulting Services Group presented a webinar Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 & Other Extended Benefits on Wednesday, February 3rd. During the webinar, they went over: Key points of the CAA…

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Internal Control Considerations During a Pandemic

Much has changed for businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost a year ago in March 2020.  One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of remote working in the business environment.  Remote working has provided many unanticipated benefits, like more time with the family and less time commuting. While there are benefits to…

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Funding Alert for Small Businesses and Restaurants in NJ & PA

NJEDA Announces $10 Million Second Phase of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program On Wednesday, January 27th, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced it will open pre-registration for Phase 2 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program at 9:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The $10 million program expansion…

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Nonprofit Accounting Standards Update No. 2020-07

Does your organization receive donated goods or services? If so, accounting for these donated goods or services will be subject to new accounting guidance. In September 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-07, which applies to nonprofit organizations that receive contributions of nonfinancial assets, also referred to as gifts-in-kind…

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