David Capitano

P: 570.820.0133

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Wilkes-Barre Office
46 Public Square, Ste. 400
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2681
P: 570.820.0100
F: 570.824.9865

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Dave has over 21 years of experience in auditing, accounting and consulting in various industries with a concentration in education and not-for-profit entities. He was with an international firm of certified public accountants prior to joining ParenteBeard in 1991. Currently, Dave is the practice leader of the public sector group and regional managing partner for the Northern PA region.

Dave is an active member in various education industry organizations and has given presentations on numerous industry topics. He has responsibilities for over 50 higher education clients throughout the Mid Atlantic Region. Dave has also conducted various consulting engagements related to endowment management, government compliance, and operations analysis for education clients. In addition, Dave has worked closely with audit committees, management and corporate counsel to help create an environment where financial reporting is transparent, consistent and of the highest quality.

As a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), Dave regularly contributes to both organizations’ important efforts with respect to knowledge, professional development and advocacy. Along with other ParenteBeard education specialists, Dave presents topics at NACUBO’s annual workshop, which covers a broad range of accounting, external and internal auditing, information technology, financial reporting matters, industry trends and techniques and tax compliance issues.  Some key areas of expertise include:

  • Industry Benchmarking
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Tuition Discounting
  • Title IV Compliance

Dave completed a Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program specially designed for professional service firms. His education has been supplemented by various continuing professional education courses and leadership programs offered by a variety of professional organizations. Dave is an active member on various non-profit boards.

Dave is a graduate of ParenteBeard’s internal leadership development program, Leadership, Entrepreneurism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (LEAP). LEAP was developed as a collaboration of firm executives and representatives of The Pennsylvania State University and is a customized program designed to build the core business skills of partners and managers. LEAP is an intensive three-year program designed to provide team members with valuable insight on topics such as strategic leadership and relationship building.


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • Certified Public Accountant in West Virginia
  • BS Kings College
  • Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators