James Nowoswiat

P: 610.647.8100

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Malvern Office
1200 Atwater Dr., Ste. 225
Malvern, PA 19355-8782
P: 610.647.8100
F: 610.647.8177

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Jim is an Audit and Accounting partner and the practice leader of the firm’s Energy & Utilities (E&U) Practice group.  He is located in our Malvern office.

Jim has over 25 years of public accounting industry experience, working with publicly-traded and middle market companies, and has focused his practice on serving energy and public utility companies as well as college preparatory and higher educational schools.  As an audit partner, Jim’s responsibilities in the audit and accounting group include the coordination of the annual audit including internal controls testing under section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley rule, assistance with financial statement reporting, consultation on accounting and reporting matters, and assistance with special transactional projects including merger and acquisition activities. He also is experienced in all aspects of regulated entity and SEC reporting and filings under both the 1933 and 1934 Acts, communications with the SEC and initial public offerings. Jim has presented E&U industry topics at the American Gas Association (AGA)/Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Accounting Leadership Conference and AGA Accounting Principles Committee groups.

Prior to joining ParenteBeard, Jim was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At PwC, Jim was the lead senior manager on a number of large Fortune 500 public utility companies within the Mid-Atlantic area. Jim also held a thought leadership position as a subject matter expert at PwC providing clients and PwC engagement teams with accounting technical consultations for emerging accounting issues that impacted the utility industry.


  • BA – Accounting, North Carolina State University
  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey

 Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Water Companies
  • American Gas Association