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One of the ways Mercadien accelerates client and community success is by continually enhancing and sharing knowledge.  By offering our expertise and thought leadership on key business and industry trends and issues, we’re a better resource to you. It benefits everyone to keep minds sharp and fingers on the pulse of what’s critical in today’s dynamic environment.

We’re pleased to provide articles, news, and information to help you stay up-to-date on topics affecting your organization; learn about best practices and processes in relevant fields; and simplify the business and financial complexities you may face.

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

December 10, 2018The 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…Read More

Enterprise Risk – Are You Properly Managing It?

November 15, 2018 | By: Sherise D. RitterWhen I ask my clients if they have a formal risk management process and plan, the discussion often goes to insurance.  I get a “Yes, our buildings and other fixed assets are insured; we have liability coverage; our technology firewalls are up-to-date,” and so on.  I also often hear that the executive committee of the…Read More

Are You Ready… For The New Nonprofit ASUs?

November 15, 2018 | By: Lovepreet ButtarIn our August 2018 newsletter, we highlighted the four new accounting standards updates (ASU) that will impact nonprofits in the next few years. ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit (NFP) Entities, will be effective for years ending December 31, 2018 and June 30, 2019. So now the question is, are you ready? There…Read More

The Impact of the Opioid Crisis on Treatment Providers

November 1, 2018 | By: Matthew SmierciakOpioid 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…Read More

Mercadien Partner Michelle Everman Participates in Panel Discussion on Planned Giving

October 20, 2018Michelle V. Everman, CPA, PFS, CGMA, Managing Director & Co-Chair of Mercadien’s Individual Services and Family Office Group, participated with other experts in a panel discussion on the topics of Estate Planning & Planned Giving, hosted by Princeton Library for members of the community in October 2018. Ms. Everman provides tax, estate, financial and strategic planning to…Read More

Lessons to Lessen Business Divorce Disputes

October 15, 2018 | By: Frank PinaWhether between partners in life or partners in business, disagreements are inevitable.  As with those in life, some business relationships become irreparable, ultimately leading to a business divorce.  This is a term used to describe a situation where partners split for one reason or another, often resulting in lengthy and expensive litigation.  Many who have…Read More

Forensic Accounting in the Public Sector

October 15, 2018 | By: Gina HollandTraditional 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…Read More

Philadelphia Controller’s Office Releases Results of Independent Accountant’s Examination by Mercadien

October 12, 2018The Office of the Controller of the City of Philadelphia, PA announced that it received and responded to the results of its first independent, external accountant examination in more than twenty years.  It was conducted by the Compliance Oversight and Government Services Groups of Mercadien, P.C., CPAs. Read the Controller’s Office press release announcing the…Read More

Mercadien Announces Managing Director and Other Promotions

October 1, 2018The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several executive promotions within the firm.  Mr. Digesh Patel, CPA, MBA, RMA, CGMA, PSA, a director in the firm’s Government Services Group, has been promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs.  A resident of Bordentown Township, NJ, Mr. Patel has been…Read More

Mercadien Sponsors Session at 2018 NJBIA Women Business Leaders Forum

September 14, 2018The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Annual Women Business Leaders Forum was held Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Newark Liberty Airport Marriott.  Under the theme, Empowering Together, 400+ attendees heard from featured speakers, including make-up magnate Bobbi Brown as keynote, and panelists at five different educational breakout sessions.  Mercadien sponsored the session,…Read More