Digesh Patel

Digesh Patel

CPA, MBA, RMA, CMFO, CGMA, PSA Managing Director at The Mercadien Group and Principal at Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants

Government Services


Digesh Patel is a managing director of The Mercadien Group, a principal in Mercadien, P.C, Certified Public Accountants, and a lead member of the Government and Compliance Services Group, where he oversees and performs various audits, compilations, agreed upon procedures and consulting projects for state, local, school and municipal government organizations. He also monitors compliance with generally accepted government auditing standards, evaluates internal controls over financial reporting and develops recommendations that assists clients in gaining efficiencies throughout their organization. In addition to performing financial audits, his expertise also includes audits in accordance with Uniform Guidance and New Jersey Circular Letter 15-08-OMB.

Digesh specializes in assisting clients in the areas of internal control over financial reporting, preparing budgets, unaudited annual financial statements, annual and supplemental debt statements, attending bond ratings calls, preparing bond ordinances and resolutions. He also works with school districts in New Jersey to provide assistance in reconciling books and records and preparing them for annual audits. He is also involved in the technical training of the firm with new audit and accounting pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, local finance notices issued by the Division of Local Government Services, and hands-on training of professional staff and provides mentoring to the firms up and coming young leaders.

While attending Rider University, Digesh worked part-time for Mercadien as an auditor for the State of New Jersey Division of State Lottery Commission, where he observed the lottery drawings and performed procedures throughout the year. He continues to work on this engagement as a partner and provide various other services, including cybersecurity services.

Digesh frequently participates in government seminars and round table discussions to discuss and provide feedback on auditing trends as well as how the American Rescue Plan funds can be spent in accordance with the requirements set forth by the federal government.

Finally, Digesh is a key member of the firm’s Innovation Committee and challenges everyone to come to the table with innovative ideas that helps projects/teams gain efficiencies and move the firm towards a future that is technology and process driven.

Digesh resides with his wife and two sons in Bordentown Township, NJ.

Personal Fact: Digesh enjoys the simple things in life — playing with his kids, traveling and watching TV. Serene and soft-spoken, he instills confidence in those around him and calmly accepts that change is the only thing constant in life.


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