Knowledge and Insights

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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Is Your Local Government in Compliance with Finance Notice 2014-13?

November 11, 2014 | By: Digesh PatelIn August 2014, the Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey (DLGS) issued Local Finance Notice (LFN) 2014-13 as a reminder for local authorities and fire districts to be in compliance with New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C) 5:31-7.6. N.J.A.C 5:31-7.6 requires all local authorities and special districts, including fire…Read More

HIPAA and the Risks with Contractors

November 11, 2014 | By: Bryan ScrewsMost public, private and governmental entities are well aware of their responsibilities, as covered entities, to protect health records and certain personal information. They have identified their areas of risk and have put systems and processes into place to mitigate the risks and potential threats to the security of this protected health information (PHI) within…Read More

NJ Banker Magazine Features Article on Internal Audit by Salvatore Zerilli

November 1, 2014Internal audit, when properly implemented, is an essential element to assist your financial institution in discovering control weaknesses, regulatory and policy violations, and operational inefficiencies. Such self-scrutiny provides an institution with the ability to take timely, corrective action when needed to maintain its safety, soundness, profitability and integrity. Risk Assessment Proper implementation of an effective…Read More

Relief For Small Business Retirement Plan Filing Penalties

October 24, 2014 | By: Linda K. SoleyThe Internal Revenue Service began a one-year pilot program last June to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for not filing reporting documents. By filing current and prior year forms during this pilot program, they can avoid penalties. The IRS is reaching out to certain small businesses that maintain retirement plans and…Read More

Writing A Successful Business Profit Plan

October 24, 2014 | By: Samuel J. KenworthyNow more than ever, clients are reaching out to us for advice on how to create successful business plans that will consistently drive profits. Many thriving businesses begin with someone’s great idea for a product or service. While that first inspiration is critical to any successful company, it is also advisable to have a solid…Read More

Princeton Packet covers Mercadien’s National Small Business Association Contract

October 16, 2014Mercadien P.C., Certified Public Accountants has been awarded a significant national contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide risk-based review and risk oversight support services for the Certified Development Company /504 Loan Program administered through the Offices of Capital Access and Credit Risk Management. The program provides financing to small businesses to acquire…Read More

Paying for College? It’s Never Too Early or Late to Plan

October 16, 2014 | By: Holly SaboAs the weather turns cooler and leaves change color, we reflect back on the joys of summer vacation and look forward to next summer. Back-to-school brings the familiar routines of homework, school sports and other extracurricular activities. For parents of some high-school students, however, it also brings question- and decision-time about college: where to apply;…Read More

Are You Subject to FATCA?

October 16, 2014 | By: Samuel J. KenworthyIt’s a fact – FATCA is here. What is FATCA? How does it impact you or your company? If FATCA does apply, are you or your company compliant with its various requirements? These are just a few of the questions that individuals and companies must address as they relate to the provisions of FATCA, short…Read More

Mercadien Awarded Significant National Contract With U.S. SBA

October 15, 2014Press Release – Mercadien Is Awarded Significant National Contract With U.S. Small Business Administration October 15, 2014; Princeton, New Jersey Conrad L. Druker, CPA and managing director of The Mercadien Group, is pleased to announce that Mercadien P.C., Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) has been awarded a significant national contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration…Read More

Princeton Packet features Mercadien Group Promotions

October 3, 2014Princeton-based The Mercadien Group recently announced that J. Patrick Julian, CPA, CGMA; Samuel J. Kenworthy, CPA, MST, CGMA and Digesh Patel, CPA, MBA, CGA, have been promoted to the level of director, and Emily Hoffman, CPA, CGMA, and Stephen Noon, CPA, have been promoted to manager. Read full article. Read More