Merritt Branch


Merritt is a Manager in CLA’s assurance practice. Throughout his career, Merritt has worked primarily with public and privately held companies of all sizes. Merritt is most proud of his role as a trusted advisor to the firm's clients.

Over the years, he has expanded his breadth of experience while assisting business leaders across various industries with their accounting and business needs, including conducting audits, reviews, and compilations. Merritt also supports clients by providing relevant information regarding their financial reporting, implementing internal controls, and delivering strategic advice based on their personal financial statements.

He helps them accomplish their goals by analyzing their financial data and industry trends to help them make smart, educated decisions. His main objective is to keep them informed and well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities while preparing for potential challenges.

Merritt often works in tandem with our middle market, closely held clients, in the manufacturing and logistics sectors where he consistently provides excellent service tailored to the company’s distinctive needs.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

In the community

Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey

Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), New Jersey Chapter