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Managing Director Sherise Ritter Is Honored By RWJ Hamilton Foundation

Congratulations to Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, PSA, and her husband, Dr. George Rabito, co-recipients of the Annual Community Award at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation’s Autumn Affair fundraising gala on November 8, 2019.  A managing director and co-chair of the Nonprofit & Human Services Group, Sherry is a tireless advocate…

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Do You Have a Plan?

Whether you are a business owner or an employee, now is a good time to begin thinking about tax-efficient planning to maximize your after-tax income. Year-end planning for 2019 takes place against the backdrop of recent major changes in the rules for individuals and businesses.  Although the tax law changes were intended to simplify the…

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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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Through Its Women’s Initiatives Program, Mercadien Sponsors & Participates In Multiple Women’s Forums

Mercadien Women’s Initiatives  More than half of the firm’s professionals are females and all are included in Mercadien’s Women’s Initiatives Program, which has been ongoing since 2017.  The active, continuous program provides regularly-scheduled group events where women hear from guest presenters; engage in workshops; share challenge and success stories; obtain professional development, personal growth, health…

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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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The Near-Term for Nonprofits

I am happy to report that once again, Kyle, Lovepreet and I visited Washington, D.C. to attend the American Institute of CPA’s Annual Not-for-Profit Conference, held each summer.  While there, we packed in a lot of continuing education, discussions with peers, time with clients, and samples of new ethnic foods.  The three of us participated…

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The Risk of Medicaid Recovery Audits

In the health and human services sector, the years-long transition in the provider claims payment system – from contracted cost to fee-for-service reimbursement – is nearly complete.  One question that provider agencies now directly billing Medicaid are asking is: “When will we start seeing recovery audits?”  While recovery audits within waivered services in the State…

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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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Moving from “Great, an Audit” to a Great Audit

“Oh great, an audit!” When the word audit is seen or heard by most people working in any type of organization, it usually invokes a negative response.  They view the term as an unpleasant event that may be disruptive or unsettling to their normal course of business.  To add to the displeasure, audits generally are…

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Internal Audit: When Outsourcing Should Be Considered

Expansion and growth present both excitement and challenges for a company. During such periods, new systems are introduced, processes are redesigned and refined, and employees are trained in the changes. Management may find that what worked before may not be effective or efficient anymore. These changes lead to an increased demand on the company’s internal…

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