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M. Martin Mercer

Denver, CO CFO

32 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

mmercer@b2bcfo.com

(303) 621-5825

Universities:

B.A. Economics & Accounting: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Juris Doctorate: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Certificates & Licenses:

Attorney, licensed in Colorado

Certified Public Accountant, Colorado

Forensic CPA (FCPA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Organizations:

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Society of CPAs

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Society of Forensic CPAs

National Ski Patrol

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Contact Martin Mercer and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™








Marty’s Bio

Marty is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney with over 25 years of experience in business management, financial planning, information technology, and software development. Marty comes from a ‘Big 4′ accounting background and has accumulated a breadth of experience leading and managing the fiscal, operational, and technological functions of companies whose industries include real estate, software development, e-commerce, law, tax, insurance, and public accounting. His expertise includes finance and accounting, legal/contract negotiations, e-business, e-commerce, strategic marketing, new product development, organizational development, and IT integration project development. Additionally, for over 20 years Marty has taught accounting theory, auditing, business law, and computer science to college students and CPA candidates.

Marty can contribute to your organization by bringing leadership; integrity; a strong work ethic; and seasoned experience in the accounting, legal and information technology disciplines required in today’s business environment. His accomplishments include running the day-to-day financial operations of a software development company; design, development and implementation of the office automation of 155 real estate sales offices nationwide; numerous implementations of accounting/tax software applications; and design, development and implementation of proprietary enterprise applications. Marty’s information technology experience spans implementation of all IT solutions including proprietary enterprise software, accounting systems, firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, e-commerce (both business-to-consumer and business-to-business) webstores, facilities management, power, backup, and disaster recovery solutions.

In addition to being a CPA and an attorney, Marty is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Forensic CPA. His experience includes providing forensic accounting services to attorneys involved in business litigation, and served as Vice President of Financial Fraud Investigations during the Savings & Loan meltdown in the 1990s. Specifically, Marty has directed and coordinated financial and computer fraud investigations involving white-collar crime and financial institution losses.

Marty graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting in 1978. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in 1981. He has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Attorney since 1981 and comes from a ‘Big 4′ accounting background.

Marty’s life is centered around his three grown children, Sarah, Christopher and Stephen, who all participate as a family with Marty as members of the National Ski Patrol in the winter; and vacation together at various surfing locations in the summer.

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Recent Blog Posts

Oct 19Martin Mercer

Accounting is Easy, Right???

Oct 19Martin Mercer

The First Installment in the  “Accounting Made Easy for [Business Owners/Attorneys]” Series An Interview by YOU with M. Martin (Marty) Mercer, J.D., CPA, FCPA, CFE, CFF  YOU: So Marty, you maintain that accounting is easy but it seems complicated & very detail oriented. Why do you say it is so easy? MARTY: We all are familiar with the formula: “Assets = Liabilities + Equity”.  And we all know the rules that both sides of this equation need to be equal in dollar

Oct 8Martin Mercer

Bodacious in Business

Oct 8Martin Mercer

“Bodacious” might not be a word you hear every day. The most famous creature to ever be called that was likely Bodacious was a famous rodeo bull in the nineties who was known as “the greatest bull to ever buck.” That bull’s aggression, confidence and sheer talent for what he did made him an icon. While you might never break an unfortunate cowboy’s face, your business actually can learn a few very important lessons from this bull about being bodacious. Be

Oct 2Martin Mercer

Think Outside The Box: Managing Cash

Oct 2Martin Mercer

Now For Something Useful About Cash… That’s Right, Ya Got Trouble… Right Here in River City…  With a Capital “T”, That Rhymes with “C” And That Stands for CASH!! “Cash is King”.  We have all heard this well-worn phrase but it is absolutely true.  Positive cash flow is the ‘water’, the life-blood of a company and without it a company will simply go out of business  (This means you will have to work for someone else). The ‘Cash Conversion Cycle’ is the time it takes to convert a sale to cash. 

Sep 20Martin Mercer

Objectivity In Your Business

Sep 20Martin Mercer

QUESTION:   When was the last time you were  truly objective about your business?  My guess is the  answer is likely “NEVER” – and I’ll explain why. First, a little about ‘YOU’ – the Business Owner.   A good business owner typically has a great deal of knowledge about the product or service their business is providing and, overtime, develops a working knowledge about many things they never thought they would need to know.  In other words, out of necessity they learn

Aug 22Martin Mercer

For the third consecutive year, B2B CFO© ranks among America's fastest growing companies

Aug 22Martin Mercer

Despite tough economy, B2B CFO continues record growth and takes spot in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list Phoenix, Ariz. – August 21, 2012 – B2B CFO, the nation’s largest provider of CFO services, has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the third consecutive year. The annual ranking by Inc. Magazine judges US-based and privately held companies by their revenue growth. This year’s list was ranked on the percentage in revenue increase

Sep 28Martin Mercer

The Golden Rules of Being a Forensic Accountant- M. Martin Mercer

Sep 28Martin Mercer

A forensic accountant is someone who is trained & certified in forensic accounting, auditing and the investigation of white-collar& financial crimes. Forensic accountants become experts in the detection, prevention and deterrence of fraud and are often called upon to testify with respect to: – Criminal Activities engaged by Perpetrators, – Fraudulent Financial Transactions, – Calculating & quantifying losses and economic damages, – Disagreements relating to company acquisitions, – Business valuations CPAs and other accountants often want to become forensic accountants

Aug 18Martin Mercer

About Denver

Aug 18Martin Mercer

Denver is located on the South Platte River eight miles east of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,280 feet (1 mile) above sea level (a round brass cap embedded in the western entrance stairs of the State Capitol marks the exact spot). Denver is one of the few cities in history that was not built on a road, railroad, lake, navigable river or body of water when it was founded. It just happened to be where the first