Mercedes Hendricks joined Kerrigan Advisors in 2017 as a Vice President. Mercedes brings fifteen years of public accounting experience to the firm. At Kerrigan Advisors, Mercedes advises the firm’s sell-side clients as they prepare for the sale. In this capacity, she applies her accounting expertise to accurately adjust client financials to better reflect business’ earnings and identify opportunities for profit improvement. In addition to her sell-side client work, Mercedes spearheads Kerrigan Advisors’ Consulting Services, which include open point applications, transactional due diligence, litigation support and pre/post-closing transaction accounting.
Prior to Kerrigan Advisors, Mercedes provided public accounting expertise in the areas of assurance and consulting for more than 150 dealerships across the country. She spent nine years with Crowe Horwath in their dealership services group. There she managed large projects ranging from traditional audit and review engagements to non-traditional consulting engagements, such as due diligence services in mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, reviews of internal controls and tests of compliance. She was a mentor and supervisor for teams and individuals from across the nation, and is considered a key thought leader in the automotive accounting services space.
Mercedes is a California Certified Public Accountant, and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPA’s. Mercedes is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.