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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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Assessing Your Cyber Security Risks and Preparedness

October 15, 2015 | By: Salvatore ZerilliTechnological security is not only increasingly important today, but also undergoing a directional shift due to the prevalence and ingenuity of cyber-hackings. The true statistics about these are more alarming than may be realized from the handful of high-profile corporate incidents in the news. The risks associated with IT security alone apply to and reverberate…Read More

Empty Nest? It’s Time for a Financial Update!

October 14, 2015 | By: Nakia SmithIt is inevitable that your kids will grow up and someday move out of your house.  Life will no longer revolve around their schedules.  This can be a difficult emotional transition as you move into the next phase in life as an empty nester.  After you deal with the emotional aspect of the lifestyle change,…Read More

Develop A Strong Business Succession Plan

October 6, 2015 | By: Lee D. BossMost business owners want to see their business continue to prosper, even after they have passed the mantle of leadership on to their successors. Unfortunately, many owners do not realize – or underestimate – the depth of planning that must take place to guarantee that a leadership transition does not cripple their business. Developing a…Read More

Focus On Costs Of Identity Theft-Related Tax Refund Fraud

October 6, 2015 | By: Richard S. WillingerNational Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson recently released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the upcoming fiscal year, including tax-related identity theft. The report notes that in recent years, taxpayers and the IRS have been victimized by identity thieves who use stolen identity…Read More

Mercadien Names New Managing Director, Announces Promotions

September 29, 2015Princeton, NJ – Conrad L. Druker, CPA, CGMA, and managing director of The Mercadien Group, is pleased to announce that Samuel J. Kenworthy, CPA, MST, CGMA, has been promoted from director to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal of Mercadien, P.C., CPAs. Mr. Kenworthy, a senior member of the firm’s Tax Advisory and Family…Read More

Forbes – Ken Kamen Remembers Financial Wisdom of Yogi Berra

September 24, 2015The great Yogi Berra was probably one of the most quoted individuals of our time. His blend of wit and common sense turned out to be applicable to so many situations–including, it turns out, the world of finance. As a financial advisor, I often used ‘Yogi-isms’ to help articulate important financial concepts to clients. 1.…Read More

Mercadien’s Frank Pina Receives Young Leaders Award from the PICPA

September 24, 2015The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce that Frank A. Pina, CPA, CGMA, CFF, CFE, managing director of The Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and co-leader of the Forensic and Litigation Support Services Group, was selected to receive the annual Young Leaders Award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), which…Read More

NJ.com – Princeton’s Mercadien Group Announces Promotions

September 23, 2015PRINCETON — Conrad L. Druker, CPA and Managing Director of The Mercadien Group, is pleased to announce that Bryan E. Screws, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PMP, and Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, have been promoted from supervisors to managers in the accounting firm. Screws is a member of Mercadien’s Government and Compliance Services Group, where he…Read More

Mercadien Announces Two Promotions to Manager

September 23, 2015Conrad L. Druker, CPA and Managing Director of The Mercadien Group, is pleased to announce that Mr. Bryan E. Screws, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PMP, and Ms. Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, have been promoted from supervisors to managers in the accounting firm. Mr. Screws is a member of Mercadien’s Government and Compliance Services Group, where…Read More

Frank Pina Receives Young Leaders Award from the PICPA

September 21, 2015With the Young Leaders Awards, PICPA annually recognizes members under the age of 40 who demonstrate a commitment to the accounting profession through active PICPA or community volunteer activities. Keep your eye on this group, they are the future of the accounting profession and the PICPA. In addition to climbing the ranks quickly at their…Read More