Joel C. Chamberlain is a CPA/PFS for entrepreneurs and Managing Member at GunnChamberlain, P.L. Joel provides tax planning, preparation, and consulting services to middle-market companies in a variety of industries. His other areas of focus include business and individual financial planning; healthcare consulting; cloud-based accounting systems and process efficiency; assisting clients with trusts and other generational planning vehicles; and helping not-for-profit organizations to have a greater impact in the communities they serve.
Joel launched his first firm, Chamberlain & Associates, in 2001, and later merged with Gunn & Company to form GunnChamberlain, P.L. Today, his vision for the firm is to provide holistic, customized financial services that help clients meet their goals through the expertise of the firm’s talented team and the efficiencies made possible by cloud accounting tech. Understanding that the best client service is only possible with the best people working together, Joel works continuously to ensure a best-place-to-work environment. The firm’s workplace has been honored with accolades from local and national publications every year since 2014.
Joel currently serves as the board treasurer of the Greater Jacksonville USO, which serves over 250,000 active-duty military members and their families in Florida and Georgia. He is also treasurer of Happy Brew Inc., which provides employment, job training, and leadership opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Joel is a founding member of the Band of Brothers, a group of business leaders focused on providing career advancement and training to survivors of human trafficking. Joel also serves as Board Treasurer of the Joseph & Gertrude Larose Foundation. Funded by one of the world’s most influential makers of women’s footwear, the foundation provides over $1 million in funding to charities on the First Coast. He also maintains active memberships in the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Joel previously served a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations on the First Coast, including:
- Spina Bifida of Jacksonville
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Project SOS – Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida
- American Enterprise Bank of Florida
Joel earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and his Master’s in Accountancy from the University of North Florida. Joel is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida, holds the Personal Financial Planning Specialist designation with the AICPA, and has his Series 65 designation with the North American Securities Administrators Association. He was honored by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2014 as one of Northeast Florida’s top 40 leaders under 40. Joel was also a 2021 finalist for the AICPA’s innovative practitioner of the year award.
Joel is proud to be married to his wonderful wife, Staci, who is an amazing mother to their daughters and is active with several charities in the Jacksonville community. Joel and the rest of his family enjoy participating in outdoor activities, traveling, and Sunday morning worship at Southside United Methodist Church.