John W. Compton, Jr.

John W. Compton Jr.



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John is a partner with Baker Tilly’s public sector industry practice. With more than 35 years of experience in public accounting, 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
  • Reviews and provides technical assistance to local governments in preparing annual comprehensive financial report 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)
  • Regional industry conferences on public sector accounting and auditing matters, speaker
  • GFOA certificate programs, volunteer reviewer
  • Contributes to industry articles and publications
  • 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
  • Little League Baseball, AYSO Soccer, Upward Basketball, volunteer
  • Graduate of Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Development Program
  • GFOA’s Annual Governmental GAAP Update
  • Advanced Topics in a Single Audit
  • Managing Cybersecurity Assessments and Compliance
  • Agreed-Upon Procedures for Governments
  • Employee Benefit Plan Advanced Training
  • Understanding the New Not-for-Profit Financial Reporting Standard
  • PICPA Local Government Conference
  • PICPA School District Conference
  • Higher Education Accounting and Tax Update
  • OMB Compliance Supplement and Single Audit Update


Williamsport, PA


Bachelor of Arts in accounting

Lycoming College

(Williamsport, Pennsylvania)