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Alert for All Employers! Be Aware of Substantial Changes in NJ Employment Laws!

The State of New Jersey has made numerous changes to the employment laws in the last two years. Businesses large and small, as well as nonprofit organizations and government entities in New Jersey will need to adapt to meet the new requirements and reduce their exposure to enforcement actions and lawsuits. The following list of…

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SBA Awards $20 Million Contract to Mercadien JV for Risk Mgmt. of 504 Loans

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce that its affiliate company, Kingstonville-Mercadien JV, LLC, has been awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide risk-based review and risk oversight support services for the Certified Development Company (CDC)/504 Loan Program, administered through the Offices of Capital Access and Credit Risk Management.…

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Mercadien Announces Executive Promotions; Names Ms. Raji Sathappan A Partner

The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team. Ms. Raji Sathappan, CPA, MBA, CRCM, CAMS, a member of the Financial Institutions Services Group, is promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs (the official titles of firm partners). Raji has been employed…

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8 Cybersecurity Risks That May Impact Organizations in 2019

As featured in Security Magazine (data drawn from AON 2019 Cyber Security Risk Report) 2018 showed that a proactive approach to cyber preparation and planning paid off for the companies that invested in it; it’s expected that in 2019 the need for advanced planning will only further accelerate.  “Digital Transformation” is here to stay –…

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Chris Mangano’s Article on Penetration Testing Featured in LBCCC Chamber Compass

Chris Mangano, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, authored an article on Penetration Testing that was recently featured in the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s weekly newsletter, Chamber Compass for the week of February 18th. Read the full article below. Before you arrange or commit to a penetration test, understand that the results are…

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Considering a Penetration Test? Know Your Options & Which is Right for You

Before you arrange or commit to a penetration test, understand that the results are driven by the information the researcher is provided. Leadership and management need to agree on the scope-of-work, objectives and rules of engagement for the organization performing the testing. This process has been neatly packaged into a color-coded system: Black, White or…

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How Federal Government Shutdowns Affect SBA Lending

Nearly all of us were following the news headlines or stories about the recent federal government shutdown and wondering when it would be over. While the duration and visibility of this one may have reached new levels, shutdowns have happened before. Whenever a federal government shutdown occurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) partially ceases…

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Frank Pina Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Mercadien Group congratulates managing director and co-chair of its Forensic & Litigation Support Services Group, Mr. Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, who was bestowed the Distinguished Achievement Award for meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) Board of Regents at the 26th Annual…

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The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Treatment Providers

Opioid use and addiction have reached epidemic proportions in this country.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, an average of 115 Americans per day died from an opioid overdose,1  leading President Trump to declare a Public Health National Emergency in October 2017 and set goals to address the issue. The…

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Forensic Accounting in the Public Sector

Traditional roles of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the public sector, whether at the federal, state or local level, revolve around the areas of auditing, financial reporting and management accounting. These roles, however, have undoubtedly expanded to include both detective and reactive forensic accounting services. Mercadien’s Forensic Accounting and Government Services practices work together, occasionally…

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