John Swirsding

P: 215.972.2391

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Philadelphia Office
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, Ste. 4500
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7341
P: 215.972.0701
F: 215.563.4925

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John is a partner in the firm.  Prior to joining ParenteBeard, John worked with a Big Four public accounting firm for more than 13 years where he gained invaluable experience working with both SEC registrants and privately held companies in the greater Philadelphia region. He was also an active participant for several years in the Instructor Excellence Leadership Program where he trained and mentored client service staff in various accounting and auditing topics including internal controls and audit methodologies.

John’s client service expertise is primarily in the private equity, energy, emerging growth, manufacturing, distribution, retail and service industries. He also has experience in the software, nonprofit and government sectors.

Additionally, John has extensive expertise in coordinating multi-location engagements and in assisting his clients with adoption of new accounting and auditing standards.  He has worked with both smaller reporting companies and large SEC filers and has extensive SEC reporting and other public company filing experience as well as experience with debt and equity offerings and IPOs. John also has experience with International Financial Reporting Standards.

John has worked with management and audit committees extensively in adopting new accounting pronouncements and assisting clients and their audit committees with meeting the filing requirements of quarterly and annual SEC regulations.

John is currently a participant in ParenteBeard’s internal leadership development program, Leadership, Entrepreneurism and Achievement . Participation in this three-year program provides firm leaders with insight on topics such as strategic leadership and relationship building.  John has recently been named a member of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2011 “40 Under 40” class, an award that focuses on individuals who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities.

John graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the Temple University Fox School of Business (Honors Program). John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • BS - Business Administration,Temple University Fox School of Business