Knowledge and Insights: Newsletters

How Does Corporate Culture Mitigate the Risk of Fraud?

In August of 2021, an Economic News Release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million American workers had quit their jobs, a number that increased by 242,000 since “The Great Resignation” in April of this year. Experts have credited working conditions, new opportunities to work from home, and toxic corporate culture…

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Post-Pandemic Aftermath: Fraud in Your Own Backyard

The world is slowly returning to some sense of normalcy, travel is resuming, kids are heading back to the classroom, and retailers, restaurants, and cultural arts centers are greeting us (and our pocketbooks) with open arms. While COVID-19 may have brought many of us a new, or renewed, passion for banana bread and sourdough, for…

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Due Diligence Benefits & Concerns: Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side

Buying or selling a business is no easy task. One of the most critical steps in that process is performing adequate due diligence, no matter what side of the transaction you are on. Due diligence is an evaluation process that typically spans a wide range of areas including financial, legal, operational, IT and marketing matters. …

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Vendor Cybersecurity Risk: Is Your Non-profit Prepared?

Last summer many in the non-profit sector received a communication informing them that their information, placed on Blackbaud’s servers has been captured by cybercriminals. Blackbaud — a popular cloud software company, powers many non-profit organizations by helping them manage donor information, finances, vendor facilitation, grants, marketing, and payments. Imagine the shock! Your closest supplier, the…

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Nonprofits – What’s Keeping You Up At Night?

The answer is probably “a lot of things” right? It is for many of us here at Mercadien. Our Nonprofit and Human Services Group meets regularly to discuss our clients’ top challenges and look at ways we can help them address their issues. We have gathered intel from our clients, the AICPA and NJCPA, the…

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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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The Right Valuation Approaches During Times of Uncertainty

The uncertain economic environment during the COVID-19 pandemic has made business valuation practitioners questioning the more historically utilized inputs. Many companies have experienced unforeseen growth or decline, depending on the industry and other unique attributes of those companies. The pandemic has enhanced the focus of the risks associated with cash flow realization, the factors affecting…

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Remote Working is Here to Stay – Things to Consider

The practice of “working from home” has been around for years. However, the pandemic forced more companies to adopt remote work on a scale never seen before, which turned out to be a hit with many employees. With the new remote-focused workforce here to stay, some of the risks companies are leaving themselves open to…

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Why a Forensic Accountant Should Be a Part of Your M&A Due Diligence Team

Acquiring an accretive business is one way business owners can grow their companies and expand their wallet share. A focused M&A strategy can enable a profitable company to achieve explosive growth and enter new geographic markets/customer segments more expeditiously in today’s global environment. However, developing and implementing a merger or acquisition strategy is often a…

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Times Are Changing – Have You Reviewed & Updated Your Nonprofit’s 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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