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Joel Flinchbaugh

Joel Flinchbaugh


Member of the Firm
Tax & Accounting Services

Carlisle, PA


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Joel provides overall leadership and guidance. He specializes in providing accounting and tax services for a wide variety of individual and business clients, including family businesses and new business start-ups.

In addition, Joel offers specialized services for healthcare professionals, assisting with management of their unique challenges through services, such as:

  • New Practices/New Physicians
  • Compensation/Benefits Consulting
  • Revenue Optimization/Cost Containment
  • Compliance Consulting & Minimizing Fraud Risk

Joel serves as chair of the firm’s Management Committee, as well as the Tax and Accounting Services Committees. He is also the immediate past Member-in-Charge of the Carlisle office.

Quick Facts

  • Professional Memberships

    • American Institute of CPAs - Member
    • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs - Member
    • Allinial Global – Health Care Services Committee
  • Community Involvement

    • Todd Baird Lindsey Devlin Foundation - Member
    • Carlisle Chamber of Commerce – Past Board of Directors, Past President
    • United Way of Greater Carlisle Area – Board of Directors, Past Campaign Co-Chair
    • Carlisle Family YMCA – Past Board of Directors
    • Bosler Free Library – Past Board of Trustees
  • Speaking Engagements


  • Certified Public Accountant – Pennsylvania


  • B.S. Accounting – Shippensburg University

Work Highlights

  • Year joined SEK: 1987
  • Year admitted as a Member: 2000

Q&A with Joel

  • What was your first job?

    I worked at a Carvel Ice Cream store at 15 years old.

  • What is your favorite sport to watch?

    Philadelphia Eagles football

  • What is on your bucket list?

    Hike the Appalachian Trail

  • What is your favorite quote?

    "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." ~Mark Twain

My Industry Specialties

  • Construction
  • Healthcare Advisory
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Closely-Held Businesses

My Service Specialties

  • Payroll Processing
  • Business Accounting & Advisory
  • Tax & Compliance
  • QuickBooks Consulting

Client Testimonials

  • Joel goes out of his way to provide a broad financial perspective beyond just the tax work. He has prompted me to consider several meaningful strategies to help me financially.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Helped me with a decision on whether to partner and build a new building or stay solo and purchase the building that I was in. Just gave me the pros and cons of each choice and let me decide what was best for me. Always appreciated that he did not try to influence one way or the other.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Excellent service, advice, attention to detail, and most importantly, looking out for the best interest of its clients. Joel Flinchbaugh is awesome!

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Always returns my call promptly and provides me with the best information regarding my account. Very professional and trusted.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • I have always received exceptionally good service from my CPA, Joel Flinchbaugh. He listens carefully, answers all of my questions, and provides recommendations. I have trusted him to handle my tax returns and those of several family members. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends seeking a CPA.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • In addition to providing high quality service as a CPA, Joel Flinchbaugh treats clients with respect. He is approachable, and he thoughtfully considers a client's individual situation as if it were his own.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • It is a personal experience, not a check the box. Joel is not only my accountant but I consider him a friend after my relationship with SEK for the past 13 years.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Always looking out for our best interests at a reasonable price. Joel was a lifesaver for my dad and now takes good care of my mom, too.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel Flinchbaugh is knowledgeable and consistently responsive to questions or concerns.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel Flinchbaugh's personal attention to my accounting needs is what keeps me working with SEK every year.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel always responds to our questions regardless how many questions we have and when we ask them. We appreciate him!

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • I have used SEK both personally and professionally for years and have always (and I mean always) had my calls answered within the day. We work with Joel Flinchbaugh and he is very responsive and very pleasant! I would recommend SEK to everyone.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • He follows up on questions and goes out of his way to make sure we are well cared for by SEK. He has a special way of being personal and professional. We trust him and the firm explicitly.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Very good customer service. I have been with Joel for over 20 years. No reason to change. I trust him.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • I like the personal service I receive from Joel Flinchbaugh. He is the best!

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel Flinchbaugh is a fantastic advisor and friend.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel cares. It's more than a job; it's a friendship.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel Flinchbaugh, a consummate professional, is wonderful to work with and the staff are friendly and helpful.

    A Carlisle Tax Client

  • Joel always treats us as valuable clients, even though we are not a high dollar client.

    A Carlisle Tax Client


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