John W. Compton Jr., ParenteBeard

John W. Compton Jr.

P: 570.323.6023

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Williamsport Office
400 Market Street
Williamsport, PA 17701-6382
P: 570.323.6023
F: 570.323.9733

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John is a member of ParenteBeard’s public sector and education groups. His areas of expertise include audits of state and local governments, institutions of higher education and other not-for profit organizations.

During his 20-plus years with ParenteBeard, John has been instrumental in developing and maintaining the public sector audit practice in central Pennsylvania. His experience includes “Yellow Book” and single audits of county and city governments, boroughs, public utility, housing, transportation and finance authorities, school districts, intermediate units, private colleges and state universities, vocational-technical schools, federally funded research institutes, religious organizations, community foundations and various other not-for-profit organizations. John also has significant experience in assisting clients with achieving the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

John is an active member in various industry organizations and frequently serves as a guest lecturer on industry-related topics.

John recently completed a Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Development Program designed for professional service firms, and is a graduate of the Leadership, Entrepreneurism, and Achievement at ParenteBeard Program (LEAP), a collaborative program of ParenteBeard executives and The Pennsylvania State University.

John serves on the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Lycoming College Gift Planning Advisory Committee, the Lycoming College Employers Advisory Committee and the finance committee of Mater Dolorosa Church.


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • BA – Financial Accounting, Lycoming College


Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers