James A. Farano



James joined Boyer & Ritter in 2019 and provides accounting and auditing services for government clients. He has experience working with clients who are subject to the Single Audit Act and the latest requirements issued by Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), such as school districts, municipalities, government agencies and not-for-profit entities. James frequently works with clients to develop audit procedures designed to assess potential issues, covering a variety of factors including inherent, control, and detection risks.

External Audit

  • Developing and implementing engagement work plans to successfully complete audits
  • Reviewing and testing clients’ internal controls and overall compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG)
  • Performing audit procedures to gain sufficient knowledge to support the audit opinion issued
  • Preparing clients’ financial statements
  • Providing advice, information and research to clients to assist in their management responsibilities


He enjoys sports, video games, and spending time with family and friends.  He has two dogs, Josie and Dexter, that demand a lot of his attention. He will soon marry his fiancé, Sabrina, and the couple looks forward to buying their first house.

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Community & Professional Affiliations

Member, Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP)

Member, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Member, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO)

Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)



Bloomsburg University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration, Accounting

Bloomsburg University, Masters of Accountancy 

Credentials & Designations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Pennsylvania

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