ListerHouseAbout Us

Whitesides is a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Horsforth, Leeds.  Joanne Whiteside founded the firm in 1989 and over the years the practice has grown and now has a team of 10 qualified accountants, bookkeepers, tax and payroll specialists, who work together to provide an all-round service to you and your business.

In 2016, we moved into new offices in Lister House, these provide a client area, two meeting rooms and convenient free parking for visitors.

What We Do

We offer a range of accounting and bookkeeping services to owner managed business and individuals.

We provide honest, uncomplicated advice to our clients. We ensure our clients consistently receive a superb service 52 weeks of the year.

Our clients have their own dedicated manager who is on hand to deal with all their queries. Through our partner-led approach and direct contact with clients, we aim to gain an intimate knowledge of our clients’ business. This allows us to deliver real value and play a major role in helping our clients achieve their ambitions.

Our clients come to us, and more importantly, stay with us because they know our reputation as competent reliable accountants and bookkeepers.

Our Team

Whitesides staff come from a variety of backgrounds, with ex “big 4”, mid-tier and industry experience they have the specialist knowledge to support our clients.

We believe that on-going training is essential to ensure our team to keep up with all the changing regulations and technology. We are therefore committed to ensure we continue to develop our knowledge and skills, which helps us to provide the best advice and service to you.

Whitesides is committed to deliver a quality service to our customers and improve efficiency by using cloud bookkeeping and accounts software such as Xero, Sage One and Quickbooks Online. Our team are trained to use a variety of accounting packages and we will never dictate what software you should use.

Our Fees

We don’t like to receive a large one-off bill and believe our clients feel the same way. We agree our fixed fees up front and any additional work is agreed in advance to ensure you have no nasty surprises.

Many of our clients choose to pay us monthly, spreading the cost over 12 months eases cashflow and makes sure you know exactly what your outgoings are.