John P. Nealon, ParenteBeard

John P. Nealon

P: 570.820.0100

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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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John joined the ParenteBeard team in 1985 and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He currently serves as the practice leader of the small business group and regional managing partner for the Northern PA region. John works closely with clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding states to address their tax, financial reporting and business advisory needs.

John’s areas of practice include financial reporting, taxation and consulting, with specializations in large and small commercial entities, primarily closely owned businesses. In addition, John has a niche concentration in physician and law practices. His wealth of experience and diverse client base allow him to counsel clients on a wide variety of business issues. In addition to traditional accounting, auditing and tax services his experience includes representing clients in front of the IRS and other tax authorities, structuring of stockholder and employment agreements, development and implementation of physician compensation plans, assistance with buying and selling of businesses, assistance with financing arrangements and helping owners evaluate the overall financial health of their business.

John serves on the Executive Committee of the St. Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County. In addition, John has served as past chairman of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, past president of the St. Patrick’s Parade Association of Lackawanna County, and past board member of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Metro Action, Inc., the Scranton Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Building Advisory Committee and the University Of Scranton Alumni Society Board Of Governors.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Scranton and has supplemented his education with a variety of continuing education courses, including successfully completing an executive session at the Harvard Business School titled, “Leading Professional Service Firms”.


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • BS - Accounting, University of Scranton
  • Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program

Professional Affiliations

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