John A. Merchant, CPA, CFE

John A. Merchant, CPA, CFE, CFF, is a Principal at Bond Beebe with over 35 years of experience. John oversees the firm’s Audit Department which encompasses reviews and quality control of engagements for a variety of organizations including, international labor organizations and employee benefit plans, trade and membership organizations, for-profit corporations, and charitable foundations. He is suited for specialized projects in areas such as forensic auditing. John serves as a member of the Bond Beebe Executive Management Committee.

Professional Background
Mr. Merchant has extensive experience conducting forensic audits of labor organizations and evaluating their compliance with the reporting and disclosure rules of the LMRDA and the IRS. He is also involved in taxation research and filings for corporate and not-for-profit clients. In addition to his responsibilities at the firm, John has taught accounting at George Washington University and the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in connection with the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist series, a ten-part program that was developed at the Wharton School.

Education and Affiliations
John holds a Master’s of Forensic Studies from Stevenson University and a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

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