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Robert Mercado CPA*, CCIFP

Partner – Assurance Services
 

Office Location
555 Long Wharf Drive
12th Floor
New Haven‚ CT 06511
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Contact
203.781.9730
robert.mercado@marcumllp.com
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Robert S. Mercado is a Partner in the Assurance Services division and serves as the New England Regional Construction Leader. He has more than 18 years of experience conducting, reviewing and analyzing financial information for construction contractors, manufacturers and service corporations.

As a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, Mr. Mercado has an expertise in troubleshooting problem job performance for construction projects and recommending practices to enhance profitability. He has considerable experience with construction claims matters and has provided litigation support services in this area. In addition, he is knowledgeable with systems analysis and with the tailoring of accounting software to meet clients’ needs.

Mr. Mercado is a frequent speaker on accounting and auditing matters for construction companies, industry organizations and professional development courses. He has been acknowledged in several publications of the AICPA’s Audit and Accounting Guide – Construction Contractors and AICPA’s Audit Risk Alert - Real Estate and Construction Industry Developments.

 
Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), Real Estate/Construction Committee
  • Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, Inc., Meetings and Programs Committee
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut
  • Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic, Treasurer

Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Construction Accounting Update, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2013
  • Construction Auditing & Accounting Workshop, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Best Practices in Accounting Part 1 and 2, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2012
  • Disclosures as presented in the AICPA A+A Guide - Construction Contractors and the AICPA Risk Alert for Construction Contractors, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2012
  • Where do you cross the line from a review to an audit?, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2011
  • Maximizing Credit in a Dow in Economy, CFMA, 2010
  • Understanding Your Financial Position, The Professional Contractor, Third Quarter, 2009
  • Understanding the Benefits of Joint Ventures, The Professional Contractor, Second Quarter 2009
  • Worst Case Scenario: How Contractors Can Survive the Historic Economic Downturn, The Professional Contractor, First Quarter 2009
  • Construction Contractor Ratios: How Are They Calculated and What Do They Mean?, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2008
  • Understanding Your Financial Position, Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts, 2008
  • Why Construction Contractors Fail, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, November/ December 2007
  • Construction Warning Signs & What Makes A Best In Class Contractor?, National Association of Independent Sureties, 2007


Accreditations & Designations
  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional

Honors & Awards
  • 40 Under 40 Award, New Haven Business Times, 2002
Areas of Expertise
  • Construction Claims
  • Litigation Support
  • Systems Analysis
Key Clients
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Computer Science
    Quinnipiac University
*Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the States of Connecticut and Illinois
 
 
 


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