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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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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

Combating Insider Abuse: An Ethical Epidemic

December 11, 2014 | By: Melissa CorreaUnfortunately for financial institutions, there are universal business truths that do not go away with time, trends or wishful thinking. Insider abuse is one of those truths, as it is a topic that many banks have dealt with in the past or may deal with in the future. The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that…Read More

The Evolution of Internal Audit and Impact of Activist Investors

December 11, 2014 | By: Raji SathappanIn a fast-changing business environment, it is imperative that an organization’s internal audit department adapt and evolve in order to stay relevant to key stakeholders. In recent years, there have been major changes in corporate directors’ and managements’ expectations of internal audit — they are demanding far more from the function. There is no doubt…Read More

Nonprofits Should Keep Strategic Planning Top of Mind

December 11, 2014 | By: Sherise D. RitterThere is an old adage: those who fail to plan have planned to fail. If you stop and think about it, we all dream of our goals. But not everyone takes the step to plan to realize those dreams. Each and every one of us has an idea of what we would like our futures…Read More

Make a List, Check it Twice, and Stick to it!

December 3, 2014 | By: Nakia SmithSetting a budget for holiday shopping is essential to avoid overspending, especially when it comes to utilizing credit cards. The debt you rack up can take months to pay off. Remember, the money spent on credit cards is not free money and, if not paid off within the billing cycle, interest continues to accrue. If…Read More

$tressed Out in the Workplace

December 3, 2014 | By: Christopher SeizMost people understand that there are only so many hours in the week but are surprised that surveys show 20 hours of productivity are lost per month for financially stressed employees. When the surveys were first done in 1979, 10% of employees reported decreased productivity because of financial stress. Now, that number exceeds 25%. A…Read More

Mercadien Partners with Community to Raise Ebola Awareness and Preparedness

November 19, 2014Albert Giple, a Senior Accountant at The Mercadien Group, is teaming up with the Liberian Council of Churches, East Coast Outreach Development International, Power of Caring and others in the Liberian community in Trenton to raise awareness of and preparedness for Ebola at the Trenton Ebola Awareness Walk on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The two-mile…Read More

How Nonprofits Should Manage Risk

November 13, 2014 | By: Kyle A. NeeldGiven today’s fast-paced environment and the significant social, technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the past few years, nonprofit organizations are subject to a myriad of risks. As a result, it’s more important than ever to identify your organization’s risks and develop a risk assessment work plan to address and mitigate them. Risk,…Read More

Marguerite Mount Presents Financial Seminar at Girl Scout Leadership Summit

November 13, 2014Marguerite L. Mount, CPA, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group and chair of The Mercadien Foundation, presented a workshop, entitled “Securing Your Financial Future,” to parents and other adults affiliated with the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ), at its Girl Leadership Summit held at Princeton University on November 1, 2014.…Read More