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Offering resources and insights that help clients and communities

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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American Heart Association Recognizes Mercadien For Workplace Health Achievement

December 3, 2019Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health. In the results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index, Mercadien achieved Bronze Recognition. The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American…Read More

Managing Director Sherise Ritter Is Honored By RWJ Hamilton Foundation

November 20, 2019Congratulations 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…Read More

Do You Have a Plan?

November 19, 2019 | By: Samuel J. KenworthyWhether 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…Read More

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

November 19, 2019 | By: Anna GoldmanThe 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…Read More

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

November 19, 2019Mercadien 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…Read More

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

October 22, 2019The 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.…Read More

The Near-Term for Nonprofits

September 23, 2019 | By: Sherise D. RitterI 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…Read More

The Risk of Medicaid Recovery Audits

September 23, 2019 | By: Kyle A. NeeldIn 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…Read More

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

September 20, 2019The 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…Read More

Mercadien’s Ken Kamen Appears on Nightly Business Report

July 25, 2019Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Asset Management, appeared on Nightly Business Report produced by CNBC on Friday, July 19th. Should investors be aggressive or patient with the stock market in today’s economy? NBR debates this topic with Ken Kamen, President at Mercadien Asset Management and Phil Blancato, CEO at Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management. View the…Read More