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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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Data Analytics: A Valuable Investigative Tool

September 17, 2014 | By: Joseph Galdo“Time is money” is an age-old expression deeply rooted in the lexicon of most individuals and businesses, especially those that derive their income by providing a service to others. In forensic and litigation support engagements, some of the most daunting tasks involve the procurement and analysis of large, disparate datasets. The ability to efficiently combine…Read More

Tracking Data Theft By Thumb Drive

September 17, 2014 | By: Jeffrey BrennerThe theft of electronic information is rampant in today’s business world. It can be done by a disgruntled employee, a hacker looking to steal identities, or business partners looking to leave and start anew. USB devices are a convenient way to transfer files among colleagues, but they also serve as the primary means of data…Read More

Frank Pina Selected to Receive the Annual NJBIZ Forty Under 40 Award

September 3, 2014Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and a leader of its forensic and litigation support practice, has been selected to receive the NJBIZ 2014 Forty Under 40 award, celebrating New Jersey’s most accomplished business professionals under the age of 40. Mr. Pina…Read More

NJAMHAA News features Mercadien Financial Services and Expertise for Nonprofits

September 1, 2014The previous issue of NJAMHAA News featured Mercadien Technologies, one of six companies that make up the Mercadien Group. While Mercadien Technologies handles the encryption and other technological aspects of protecting personal health information, personal identifiable information and e-mails on laptops and cell phones to prevent breaches, Mercadien’s Nonprofit Services Group provides the financial and…Read More

Lisa Thouin Elected to the Board of Trustees of Enable Inc.

August 27, 2014Lisa M. Thouin, CPA, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and co-leader of its Nonprofit Services Group, has been elected to the board of trustees of Enable Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with permanent and chronic physical or cognitive disabilities and senior citizens to…Read More

Mercadien Hosts Seminar on Risk Management for Nonprofit Executives

August 12, 2014More than 30 chief and financial executives of New Jersey nonprofit organizations attended The Mercadien Group’s complimentary breakfast seminar, “How to Manage Risk,” at its offices on August 5, 2014. Part of the firm’s ongoing Nonprofit Revenue Enhancement Seminar Series, and qualified as continuing professional education (CPE), the two-hour forum identified numerous risk areas faced…Read More

MidJersey Chamber of Commerce Honors Sherise Ritter as Citizen of the Year

August 4, 2014Sherise Ritter is living proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Growing up in Hamilton Square, one of her earliest altruistic experiences was helping her mother raise money for Deborah Hospital. That’s where the spark first ignited her affinity for helping others and keeping herself busy. “My mom has always been a…Read More

Reverse Mortgages: A Holistic Approach

July 29, 2014 | By: Darryn Silver Murdoch – Reverse Mortgage NetworkThe Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), aka reverse mortgage, is an extraordinary tool when utilized in the proper manner at the proper time for the proper individual. Read More

File & Suspend: A Social Security Strategy

July 29, 2014 | By: Michelle V. EvermanThe file and suspend Social Security strategy received media attention after the 2015 fiscal budget was released by the White House earlier this year. The Obama administration, in their budget narrative “proposes to eliminate aggressive Social Security claiming strategies, which allow upper-income beneficiaries to manipulate the timing of collection of Social Security benefits to maximize delayed…Read More

The New VUCA Paradigm

July 17, 2014 | By: Sherise D. RitterMercadien’s Nonprofit Co-Services leader, Lisa Thouin, and I attended the AICPA’s Not-For-Profit (NFP) Industry Conference, a three-day event in Washington, D.C., where we learned about industry trends, developments on the accounting and reporting fronts, and current product and service offerings. While we had refreshers on nonprofit accounting, advanced 990 issues, accounting for contributions, as well…Read More