Knowledge and Insights: News and Press Releases

Mercadien’s Community Service Brings Holiday Fun to the Young

For its annual holiday community service event, The Mercadien Group partnered with the Office of Service Learning at Rider University, and students in its Bonner Community Scholars program, to host a festive indoor carnival for the preschool class of the Millhill Child & Family Development Center, a nonprofit organization that provides educational, counseling and family…

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On November 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee released a comprehensive tax reform bill called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”  The bill has a long way to go before it is law.  It is not possible to predict what provisions will survive, what will be added, or what will…

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Lower Bucks Chamber Features Article on Cyber Security by Chris Mangano

The Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce features an article on Cyber-Security Through User Awareness Training by Chris Mangano, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mercadien Technologies in the September/October Issue of their Outlook magazine. The ever-changing landscape of technology-solutions has resulted in business/organizations being more and more “connected”; the ability to share information, receive immediate…

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Mercadien Announces Managing Director And Other Promotions

Princeton, NJ –  Conrad L. Druker, CPA, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group and managing principal of Mercadien, P.C., CPAs, is pleased to announce that Joseph J. Maruca, CPA, CGMA, PSA, has been promoted from director to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs.  Mr. Maruca, a senior member of the firm’s…

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The Equifax Data Breach – What to Do

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data— including names, addresses, birthdates, and Social Security numbers on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older. This data breach was especially egregious because…

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Introducing BDO’s First Nonprofit Benchmarking Survey

There are over 1.5 million tax‑exempt organizations currently operating in the United States, each with a unique mission and focus. Given the diversity in the industry, nonprofit leaders consistently face a challenging question – “How does my organization compare?” To help nonprofits assess their key metrics, The BDO Institute for Nonprofit ExcellenceSM developed Nonprofit Standards,…

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New Jersey High Schools Create and Innovate at Regional Money$peak Competition

Princeton, NJ – The regionally expanded third year of the Money$peak Competition, presented by the Mercadien Foundation and Rider University with participating student teams from surrounding New Jersey high school districts, kicked off to a crowd of supporters on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. To make it to this final competition, teams first competed in their…

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Frank Pina Selected as Champion CPA by Greater Philadelphia Chapter of PICPA

Princeton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA – The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, a managing director and the co-chair of the Forensic and Litigation Support Services Group, was selected to receive the Champion CPA Award by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public…

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Accounting Today – Mercadien day of service helps veterans and children

Princeton, N.J.-based The Mercadien Group organized a day of service last week to help homeless veterans and children in need. Employees of the firm gathered at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center on Dec. 26 to assemble furniture and care packages donated by Mercadien for delivery to veteran’s housing shelters, and to assemble gifts for children.…

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Digesh Patel’s Article Featured on Cover of NJAC Newsletter

Are You Complying with the New Procurement Standards Under Uniform Guidance? For all state, local and nonprofit entities that receive federal awards, whether direct or pass through, Uniform Guidance took effect with fiscal years that began after December 26, 2014. Procurement standards is one of the many areas that management and staff at all state,…

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