Robert S. Mercado is a Partner in the Assurance Services division and a member of the Firm’s National Construction Industry group. He has more than 15 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.
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 Auditing & Accounting Workshop, AICPA National Construction Industry Conference, 2011
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
Accreditations & Designations
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional
Areas of Expertise
Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Computer Science Quinnipiac University
*Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the States of Connecticut and Illinois