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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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Ensure the Viability of Your Nonprofit Through Better Donor Retention

February 18, 2015 | By: Christine ThomasGiven the current economic conditions, including an overall decrease in government funding, donor acquisition and retention strategies are more essential than ever for managing a nonprofit organization.  Over the last 10 years, donor retention has dropped significantly, which poses the question, “What are you doing to ensure the long-term viability of your organization?” One of…Read More

Mercadien Is Inaugural Sponsor Of Drexel University Accounting Fraud Case Competition

February 4, 2015The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce that it is the Inaugural Sponsor and Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, managing director; principal in Mercadien P.C., Certified Public Accountants; and a leader of its Forensic & Litigation Support Group, will be one of the highly-regarded judges for Drexel University’s Fraud & Internal Controls Case Competition…Read More

Mercadien sponsors inaugural accounting fraud competition at Drexel University

February 4, 2015The Mercadien Group announced on Wednesday that it will be the inaugural sponsor for Drexel University’s Fraud & Internal Controls Case Competition (FIC3), a day-long event hosted by the Accounting Department of the LeBow College of Business, on February 13, 2015. Frank Pina, managing director and principal in Mercadien P.C., Certified Public Accountants and a leader of…Read More

Tips for a Stress-Free New Year

January 22, 2015 | By: Marguerite L. MountAre you ready for tax time? There are a couple of steps you can take now, as information begins to arrive in the mail, to alleviate some of the stress of filing your tax return. Begin by putting together a folder with W-2s from your employer, 1099s for other income you may have earned, bank…Read More

The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

January 22, 2015 | By: Richard S. WillingerAs December waned, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Tax Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA). This act was intended to extend more than 50 tax provisions that expired on December 31, 2013. These provisions benefit both individuals and businesses in the form of deductions, credits and other tax savers that have been present in…Read More

NJ Business Magazine features article on Risk Management by Sherise Ritter

December 29, 2014In today’s fast-paced business environment, coupled with significant regulatory, social and technological changes that have occurred the past few years, organizations are subject to myriad risks. As a result, it’s more important than ever to identify risks and develop a work plan to address and mitigate them. Risk is defined as the possibility that events…Read More

Princeton’s Mercadien Group Completes Annual Holiday Toy Drive

December 22, 2014The Mercadien Group recently wrapped up its 14th successful, annual holiday toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots program, sponsored each year by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Over the past month, associates of the firm donated dozens of newly-bought, unwrapped toys and over $1,000 in cash,…Read More

How to Obtain Meaningful Economic Damage Calculations

December 16, 2014 | By: Frank PinaEconomic damage assessments are derived from complex calculations. Plaintiffs can seek to recover economic damages suffered as a result of another person’s wrongful act(s) in a variety of cases, including business interruption, employment discrimination, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, wrongful termination, and age discrimination. Forensic accountants are often called upon to evaluate and quantify economic…Read More

The Mercadien Group Continues Long-Time Toys for Tots Holiday Tradition

December 16, 2014The Mercadien Group recently wrapped up its 14th successful, annual holiday toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots program, sponsored each year by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Over the past month, associates of the firm donated dozens of newly-bought, unwrapped toys and over $1,000 in cash,…Read More

Don Conway Named NJTL Distinguished Individual Honoree 2015

December 15, 2014The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce that Donald F. Conway, CPA, managing director, principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs, and a leader of the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Support Group, has been selected by National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) of Trenton as the 2015 Distinguished Individual Honoree, along with his wife, Eileen. The Conways…Read More