John W. Bonawitz, Jr.

John is a Principal and Shareholder with Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, specializing in governmental and nonprofit auditing. As part of servicing these certain types of clients, John has over 38 years of experience with grant audits and also with OMB Circular A-133 “Single Audits.” John received his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from Elizabethtown College.

John’s audit clients are mostly nonprofit entities and governmental entities, including school districts, townships, and water and sewer authorities. John’s extensive nonprofit experience includes working with charitable and membership organizations, private foundations, and low income housing projects, following the audit requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. His breadth of work primarily serves the Central PA region of Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York.

He has completed the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Educational Achievement Program for governmental and nonprofit organizations, a 96-hour program which includes six written examinations. He also frequently attends the AICPA national governmental or nonprofit conferences.

Association Membership

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO)
  • Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

Community Involvement

  • Zion Lutheran Church - Finance Committee Auditor