Jim W. Godbee, Jr., CPA


Jim graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a BBA in Accounting and in 1990 with a Master of Accountancy. After working in Atlanta for seven years he relocated his practice to Valdosta in 1997. He has been a partner with Henderson & Godbee, LLP, since 2000.

Jim specializes in income, gift and estate taxation. Additionally, he consults with clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, bank financing, planning and projections, debt workout, cost streamlining and financial analysis. He has significant experience in real estate and partnership taxation issues regarding the development, construction and management of residential and commercial property.

As the partner in charge of the firm’s Affordable Housing Practice, Jim works with developers and management companies from the initial planning and certification stages through the end of the compliance period. By leveraging the firm’s knowledge and expertise of the affordable housing industry, he assists clients in meeting their goals of profitability, compliance and stability.

Jim lives in Valdosta with his wife Julie and three children, Katherine, James, and Grace. He is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the Valwood School Board and its Executive and Finance Committees, and is Chairman of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church Staff Parish Relations Committee. Formerly, Jim has had the opportunity to serve on the board of directors for the Valdosta Housing Authority, The Greater Valdosta United Way (Chairman of the Board and Campaign Chairman), Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta Capital Campaign Committee, Park Avenue United Methodist Church Preschool (Chairman), South Georgia Medical Center Foundation, and Lowndes Educational Improvement Foundation.