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Who says accountants are dull and boring?

We are not a faceless accountancy practice,our team have the knowledge and know-how to help you build your business.

Joanne Whiteside

Managing Director

Jo specialises in helping owner managed businesses with all aspects of their business and likes nothing better than to help them improve their businesses and increase profits. She is a Mastery Member of AVN, having completed a 3 year training programme based at Durham University Business School, and is registered as a Mentor with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. She has also supported some of the Business Link programmes in recent years.

Jo has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Leeds and has been qualified as a Chartered Accountant for over 30 years working with all different shapes and sizes of business from global listed companies to SMEs, and advising on all areas of tax. She has run her own practice as a Chartered Accountant for nearly 30 years.

Jo is married with three grown up daughters and loves the countryside, walking, gardening, and the Leeds Rhinos.

Contact Details

E-Mail: [email protected]

Sarah Greenwood

Client Manager

Sarah joined the Whitesides team in November 2015 after 7 years of working for mid-tier and big-4 firms.  She is an ACCA qualified accountant and passed her Certificate in Proficiency in Insolvency with Merit in 2013.  She has experience of working with a wide range of businesses across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, leisure, property and financial services.  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and walking her cocker spaniel Barney.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Tessa Faulkner

Practice Manager

Tessa is a qualified chartered accountant and has been with Whitesides for 10 years. She is responsible for the firm’s accounts and smooth running of the office.

She is married with two grown up children. In her spare time she is a volunteer steward at the Ilkley Literature Festival, she also enjoys cooking, swimming, going to the theatre and watching sport, especially tennis and athletics.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Ann-Louise Collins

Chartered Tax Adviser

Ann-Louise initially trained with a big four firm in Aberdeen before working in small to medium sized independent tax practices in Gateshead, Huddersfield and finally Leeds. She has a great deal of experience in corporate tax, personal tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax – taking care of both compliance and planning issues. She passed the Association of Tax Technicians’ exams in 2000 and holds a BA (Hons) Accountancy First Class degree from Northumbria University. Ann-Louise enjoys going to the cinema, music festivals and going to the gym in her spare time.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Leo Zade

Bookkeeper

Leo is currently working towards completing his AAT. He joined the team in 2014 and is one of our bookkeepers. Leo has experience of working with a number of cloud accounting packages and is Xero certified.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Adam Fox

Office Manager

Adam joined the team in June 2016 having spent the previous 6 years working as a Finance & Operations Section Manager for a high street retailer in many store across Yorkshire. He is responsible for the smooth running of the office and will welcome you in when you visit. Adam is recently married and enjoys sports, especially cricket, football, golf and NFL  He plays cricket regularly and is a huge Bradford City fan.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Tanis Speir

Payroll Administrator

Tanis joined Whitesides in 2016 and holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Aberystwyth University.  She manages and processes all of our payrolls, she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.  Tanis is originally from Canada and now lives with her husband and two children in Leeds.  In her spare time she enjoys baking, going to the cinema and meeting friends.

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Email: [email protected]

Gita Patel

Trainee Accountant

Gita is currently working towards becoming a chartered accountant. She joined the team in August 2017 following a career change, as she previously worked as a doctor for almost 6 years. Gita loves parkrun and is a member of her local running club, she also plays netball in a local league.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]