CPA, MBA, RMA, CGMA, PSA
Managing Director at The Mercadien Group and Principal at Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants
What motivates Digesh Patel, a Managing Director and Principal, and leader in Mercadien’s Government Services Group, is making the complicated simple and helping people succeed. While he juggles an array of clients, Digesh mainly works with municipal, state and federal government entities and nonprofits. He aims to help them achieve their goals, develop their skills, and accomplish their missions by guiding them in the right direction. He believes “integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.” Driven by integrity and respect, he provides honest, thoughtful opinions and develops and implements the best possible solutions for his clients. Dedicated to client success, he often continues to serve as an advisor and a thinking partner, even after an engagement is completed. Digesh believes in teamwork, and enjoys working with different staff members within Mercadien, to whom he also offers support and guidance.
Digesh specializes in assisting his clients in the areas of internal control over financial reporting, budgeting and cost allocation plans. Experienced in all aspects of financial auditing, Digesh performs audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, requirements of audit prescribed by the Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, grant compliance in accordance with Uniform Guidance and State of New Jersey Circular 15-08-OMB, compilations, bond-related consulting and compliance, and consolidation studies.
Digesh is a veteran with Mercadien. While in college, he worked as a part-time auditor for the firm and State of New Jersey Lottery Commission. He interned with Mercadien from 2003 until he graduated in 2006, when he was hired full time.
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.