CPA, RMA, CGFM
Managing Director, The Mercadien Group, Principal, Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants
A Managing Director with Mercadien, Eugene “Gene” Elias is responsible for technical reviews within the Government Services Group. As a founding member of this group, he carries out Anton Chekhov’s advice, “knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” He is equipped with the knowledge and expertise to guide his colleagues and help mentor associates, and grew Mercadien’s Government Services Group into the diverse, sophisticated team that it is today. His years of experience gives him a competitive edge when it comes to the nuances of regulations and requirements. He frequently works with local, state and federal agencies, municipalities, authorities and boards regarding compliance and administrative matters. While Gene can help his clients with any challenges they may face, his detail-oriented mindset allows him to specialize in technical matters.
A seasoned public accounting professional, Gene also advises his clients on budgetary, financial, and compliance issues very unique to the government sector. He works with municipalities to review their annual and financial debt statements, and reviews and consults on annual municipal local authority budgets and debt issues.
Personal Fact: Gene is the founding father of Mercadien’s Government Services Group. Colleagues describe him as young at heart, even-tempered, and a great role model.