• Posted November 27, 2018

What to consider when starting your own business

As a business owner and accountant for over 30 years I have met a lot of people who have started their own business.  People start businesses for a variety of reasons, some in the hope of a better work-life balance, some because they have a great idea and others who just don’t know what else […]


  • Posted November 22, 2018

Horsforth Accountant supports Small Business Saturday

As the majority of our clients are small businesses, and as a small business owner I am always on the lookout for how I can support businesses in and around Horsforth.  In July 2017 Whitesides joined a growing number of local employers and became Fairtrade, we are the first (and only) Fairtrade accountant in Horsforth. […]


  • Posted November 14, 2018

What do we need for your tax return?

We are now well and truly in to tax return season.  As a tax advisor, everyone expects January to be my busiest time, but the majority of my clients actually bring their accounts and tax records in between November and December.  This has led me to think about when you are frantically packing a year’s […]


  • Posted October 22, 2018

Cloud Software at Leeds Business Week

Leeds Accountants are joined by Sage at Leeds Business Week We were delighted to see so many people attending our event on using the new Sage Business Cloud Accounting software (a revamp of Sage One), and it was great to be joined by Kevin Brown from Sage who was able to demonstrate the new and […]


  • Posted October 9, 2018

Keep on Running!

The dust has finally settled, muscles have finished aching and most members of the team have now packed away their running gear! The events from the Sunday 8th July 2018 have been written into the Whitesides history books! The final amount raised for our chosen charity, Haven Breast Cancer, was a fantastic £738.25. The money raised […]


  • Posted October 2, 2018

Do I need to register for Self-Assessment

As the 5 October deadline to register for self-assessment for the 2017/18 tax year rapidly approaching I thought this was the ideal time to give a quick overview of situations where you need to register for self-assessment tax. Some of the common reasons for needing to register for self-assessment are: You have income from self-employment […]


  • Posted September 27, 2018

Whitesides present at Leeds Business Week

Bin your spreadsheets – How to improve profit & save time with Sage! Whitesides are delighted to be hosting a free event at Leeds Business Week along with Kevin Brown from Sage. Sage software is the most widely used accounting software in the UK and has over 6 million customers worldwide. In April 2019 HMRC […]


  • Posted June 29, 2018

Accountants in Leeds running away with it!

You wouldn’t normally associate your accountant with middle/long distance running, they are more likely to be chasing after receipts and tax codes! But here at Whitesides Chartered Accountants in Leeds we have been improving our fitness, losing weight and clocking up the miles in preparation for the Leeds 10k Corporate Challenge on 8 July, and […]


  • Posted May 29, 2018

Pensions Re-enrolment Overview

“Re-enrolment” means putting certain staff back into a pension scheme. Here is our pensions re-enrolment overview, and this must be done 3 years after your automatic enrolment staging date. Step 1 – Choose your re-enrolment date You have a 6-month window in which to set this, starting from 3 months before the 3rd anniversary of […]


  • Posted March 12, 2018

Whitesides are Recruiting

Are you interested in joining our team? We are looking to recruit a full-time Senior Accountant for our busy Horsforth office. Ideally candidates should be either ACA or ACCA qualified,  with a minimum of 4 years experience in practice.  This is a great opportunity for someone to take that next step in their career, with the opportunity of further progression in the future. For […]