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John W. Compton, Jr.

Partner, CPA, CGFM
570 651 1742

With over 25 years of experience in public accounting, John is a member of the firm’s public sector and employee benefit plan industry groups. His professional background includes “Yellow Book” and single audits of county and city governments, boroughs, and 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 OMB Circular A-133
  • 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 (CAFR) that receive the GFOA certificate
  • Designated as a Firm Engagement Quality Review partner for OMB A-133 Audits
  • 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)
  • 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

Thought Leadership

  • Speaks at regional industry conferences on public sector accounting and auditing matters
  • Contributes to industry articles and publications


Lycoming College
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Continuing Education

  • Graduate of Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Development Program
  • Ethics in School Finance (PASBO)
  • Annual FASB and AICPA Update
  • Local Government Conference (PICPA)
  • AICPA Ethics (AICPA)
  • Annual Governmental GAAP Update (GFOA)
  • What’s Coming Up with GASB (PASBO)
  • Understanding HUD Audit & Reporting Issues for Audits of Supervised Mortgagees (AICPA)
  • Single Audit Update (PA Association of County Controllers)
  • IRS Post-Issuance Compliance Issues (PASBO)
  • Case Studies in Compliance Auditing and Complex Not-for-Profit Accounting, Disclosure and Auditing Issues (Loscalzo)
  • AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) annual webcast updates