John Farina

John Farina is an Audit Manager at Wiss with over 12 years of public accounting experience. He has provided audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services to both governmental entities and privately-held businesses in industries such as school boards, authorities, municipalities, non-profit and construction clients.  Many of these audits include performing single audits in accordance with the Uniform Guidance and NJ OMB Circular 15-08.

As an Audit Manager, John’s day-to-day responsibilities include managing the audit team from planning through report finalization, supervising and on the job training of staff, controlling budgets, and identifying, researching, resolving accounting and auditing issues encountered on an engagement, as well as meeting with clients to perform risk assessments.  

Education

BS - Accounting from Hartwick College 

Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey

Licensed Public School Accountant

Accomplishments

Prior to joining Wiss, John spent 12 years at Garbarini & Co., PC and completed various special projects for public sector clients in the State of New Jersey.  John also spent 5 years working as an employee of the Passaic City School District where he was promoted to District Comptroller.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Beyond Wiss

When not in the office, John enjoys coaching his daughters’ sports teams and spending time with his family. 

John Farina