John W. Compton, Jr.

John W. Compton Jr.



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With more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, John is a member of the firm’s public sector and employee benefit plan industry groups.

John’s professional background includes Yellow Book and single audits of county and city governments, boroughs, townships, public utility, housing, transportation and finance authorities, school districts, intermediate units, private colleges and state universities, vocational and technical schools, federally funded research institutes, religious organizations and community foundations, as well as defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans. He has significant experience with assisting clients in achieving the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

  • Partner-in-charge of the financial audits of numerous governmental entities
  • Partner in-charge of the financial audits of numerous higher education entities
  • Partner-in-charge of numerous single audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance
  • Partner-in-charge of the financial audits of numerous employee benefit plans
  • Reviews and provides technical assistance to local governments in preparing Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports that receive the GFOA certificate
  • Designated as a Firm State and Local Government Professional Practice Liaison
  • Presents financial and audit reports to client boards and audit committees
  • Provides FASB and GASB strategic planning and implementation services to clients
  • Provides guidance on accounting policies and procedures to improve the operation of the accounting
  • function and strengthen internal controls
  • Provides a variety of accounting and budgeting assistance to public sector clients
  • Licensed CPA in Pennsylvania
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO)
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Volunteer reviewer, GFOA certificate programs
  • Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Lycoming College, Board of Visitors, Institute for Management Studies
  • Men of the Worker, Saint Joseph the Worker Parish
  • Volunteer, Little League Baseball, AYSO Soccer, Upward Basketball


Williamsport, PA


Lycoming College
Bachelor of Arts in accounting