Joel Arline, CPA

Joel K. Arline, CPA, Partner

Joel Arline was born in Thomasville, Georgia and graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting in 1992. In September of 1997, he became a Licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Prior to opening his accounting practice in 1997, he gained experience at several companies. At a Fortune 500 Company, Joel was an internal auditor and worked extensively with outside auditors, Price Waterhouse. Joel moved to St. Simons Island in 1993 and worked with a Local CPA firm in Brunswick from 1993 to 1997.

Joel opened his accounting practice in October 1997. The practice, located at 1606 Reynolds Street is a full service accounting firm preparing tax returns (corporate, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals), financial statement reviews and compilations, payroll and sales tax services and consulting. Joel has worked with clients at all stages from start-up to merger, sale or retirement.

Joel is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Directors, Chairman of the ALM Committee at Marshland Federal Credit Union and as Finance Chairman of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Joel has also served on the Board of other civic organizations and on campaigns of several local political candidates.

Joel resides on St. Simons Island with his wife (Alison) and two children (Pope and Helen) and enjoys golfing, traveling and reading in his spare time.

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1606 Reynolds St.
Brunswick, Ga 31520

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  • “We have been clients of Arline and Wiggins for 15 years, and they have helped us to manage our small business and personal finances. They have a strong team of professionals working with them who are always available when we need help with something. We are very comfortable talking with them and know they will give us their best advice to help us through any situation that may be troubling. Someone is always available to answer any questions we may have. They will listen to your business and personal needs, help you manage your money, and help you save money and manage your spending. They are always looking out for our best interests and they have been good friends to us throughout the years that we have worked together.”

    Dustin and Lynn Lewis
    Dustin Lewis Appraisal Associates, Inc.

  • “What we love about Arline and Wiggins is their ability to make tax season as pleasant as possible. They are a wonderful group of people to work with, and they are always available to help with any need. They helped us to organize 11 file drawers of paperwork by scanning and organizing the necessary papers and shredding the rest. We were almost to the point of the paper taking over our home of 25 years!”

    Dr. Huitt and Joyce Mattox

  • “I have been working with Arline and Wiggins for over 20 years. They are extremely attentive to my family and business finances, and they provide advice and guidance in helping to reach goals. Jenny and Joel give our business a great deal of personal attention and are very hands-on. They provide the most up-to-date information to help us navigate the ever-changing landscape we all face in the world of taxation. They are an excellent accounting firm, and they are highly recommended.”

    Chip Champion
    Champion & Magbee Financial Services