About Us

Our Team Has 80+ Years of Combined Experience
Over 22 Years In Practice

We care about the quality of each client's experience. That's what makes us different.

Randy Wells

Certified Public Accountant

Certified Tax Resolution Specialist

Randy moved to Spartanburg in 1973 upon graduation from Newberry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for five years as an Internal Revenue Agent.   He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and has eighteen years experience in public accounting.  Before joining John A. McArthur, Jr. to form Wells & Associates, CPA, LLC, he served as treasurer of Pulliam Investment Co., Inc., a multimillion dollar real estate development and management company, employing approximately eighty people. While at Pulliam, he not only supervised the day to day financing and accounting of the company, but also structured the financing and start up of all new developments.  Randy served eight years on the Spartanburg City Planning Commission, serving three years as the commission’s Vice Chairman.   He is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.  He is active with the Boy Scouts of America and has served in numerous capacities over the past 40+ years, currently serving as an Associate Advisor to American Indian Affairs, Skyuka Lodge.  He has been awarded the Palmetto Award, the Vigil Honor, the Founder’s Award and the Silver Beaver Award; four of the highest honors awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.   Randy and his wife, Jane, are members of First Presbyterian Church.


John McArthur, Jr

Accounting Practitioner

Enrolled Agent

John has lived in Spartanburg since 1965. A 1975 graduate of the University of South Carolina, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He is licensed by the state of South Carolina as an Accounting Practitioner and has 27 years of experience in public accounting. He is also enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent. After graduation he was employed with a local CPA firm for six years leaving to become the Treasurer of Alley Paint Company, Inc. Upon the sale of the company to Duron Paint Company, Inc., he was employed by them and served in various financial positions including credit manager, southern region business manager, internal auditor and financial analyst. He left private industry in 1995 starting an accounting practice and, in September 2002, joined long time friend Randy Wells to form Wells & Associates, CPA, LLC. He is a member of the South Carolina Society of Accountants. He has served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. An active member in the Boy Scouts of America, over the past 20+ years, he has served in various adult leadership positions in scouting. As a scouter, he has received the Palmetto Award and the Silver Beaver Award from the Palmetto Council, is a Vigil Honor member and a recipient of the Indian on the Mountain award and the Founder’s Award from Skyuka Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. He remains active in the OA as an Associate Advisor for American Indian Affairs. He and his wife, Dianne, are members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.


Ashley Ghowanlu

Administrative Assistant