Mr. John W. Compton, Jr., CPA, CGFM

Mr. John W. Compton, Jr., CPA, CGFM

Partner - ParenteBeard, Williamsport Office

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 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Accounting from Lycoming College, and has supplemented his education with a variety of continuing education courses. He recently completed a Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Development Program specifically designed for professional service firms, and is a graduate of the Leadership, Entrepreneurism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (LEAP) Program, a collaborative program of ParenteBeard executives and the Pennsylvania State University.

John currently serves/has recently served on the PASBO Accounting Committee, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Lycoming College IMS Board of Visitors and the Finance Committee of Mater Dolorosa Church. 


  • 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 Officials


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