Philip J. Santarelli, ParenteBeard

Philip J. Santarelli
Chief Risk Officer

P: 215.557.2290

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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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As chief risk officer, Phil is responsible for ParenteBeard’s audit and accounting practice, risk management, quality assurance and our firm’s technical resources and capabilities.

Phil’s background includes a concentration in the manufacturing sector, where he has been involved with numerous mergers and acquisitions and large financial transactions. Prior to entering public accounting, he was involved in a family-owned manufacturing business.

Phil is a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality. In that role, he interacts with the primary public company regulators, the PCAOB and the SEC. He also is a member of the Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force and serves on two task forces for the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Private Company Standards Resource Group and the Disclosure Framework Resource Group. Phil also recently completed his term as chair of the Technical Issues Committee of the AICPA’s Private Company Practice Section, a role centered on interfacing with accounting and auditing standards setters, providing comments and perspectives on the impact of accounting standards on private companies. He has served on numerous task forces established by the Auditing Standards Board and the Financial Reporting Executive Committee

Phil is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and Florida.


  • BS – Accounting, King’s College
  • MBA — Wilkes University

Professional Affiliations

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