• Posted June 13, 2019

Accountant in Leeds offering his top IT tips!

Sean’s Top Tips – June 2019 Did you know that there is a shortcut to skip to desktop immediately? “Press and hold Windows Key + D” Saves time minimising everything when you have to find something on your desktop. You can easily lock your desktop by pressing “Windows Key + L” Handy if you have […]


  • Posted May 28, 2019

Horsforth Accountants are Recruiting

Part-time Bookkeeping and Payroll Assistant Required This position has now been filled Whitesides Chartered Accountants, Horsforth, Leeds Hours: 4 hours per day (Mon – Fri) To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to sarah@whitesidesca.com   Whitesides Chartered Accountants is an independent firm of Horsforth accountants providing accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax services to owner managed businesses and […]


  • Posted April 25, 2019

How to Market a Small Business Effectively

by Jonny Ross, Digital Strategist & Orator, Fleek Marketing According to a recent Government briefing, companies that employ fewer than 10 people account for a whopping 96% of all UK business, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) number 5.7 million. In other words, small businesses are big business! Yet, in spite of so many small […]


  • Posted April 12, 2019

Office Manager from Accountants in Leeds runs Manchester Marathon

By Adam Fox – Office Manager/Marathon Runner Introduction Following on from the success we had last year as a team running the Leeds 10k in July raising over £700 for Haven Breast Cancer, I decide to challenge myself even further this year and take part in the Manchester Marathon on 7th April 2019, selected specifically […]


  • Posted April 2, 2019

Have you ever wondered what a bookkeeper does all day?

Our Leeds based bookkeeper, Leo, explains it all. Clients often assume they need an accountant, when in actual fact they are looking for a bookkeeper. This means that often they are missing out on all the benefits a bookkeeper can bring to a business. Whilst both accountants and bookkeepers are focused on the financial management […]


  • Posted March 14, 2019

From 6th April the minimum pension contributions are increasing

The minimum pension contributions that employers have to pay into their employees automatic enrolment pension scheme is increasing from 6 April 2019. The changes will also affect the amount employees have to contribute into their pensions. What are the changes? Until 5 April 2019 the total minimum combined contributions are 5% of an employees qualifying […]


  • Posted March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day and UK Tax Independence

As it’s International Women’s Day today, we’ve delved into the history of women and taxation, and are still reeling from what we’ve discovered. It’s shocking to think that prior to 1990 a married woman’s rights to financial independence were virtually non-existent, and even our founder Joanne was affected by this when she set up our […]


  • Posted March 5, 2019

Where can I find a great coffee in Leeds?

Like all great accountants our team at Whitesides love their coffee, from our bookkeeper Leo’s double strength rocket fuel to Sean, one of our accountants, decaf blend there is a coffee for everyone. Our team has had many discussions in the office about their favourite places in and around Horsforth to satisfy their caffeine fix, […]


  • Posted February 26, 2019

What tax savings could I make before the end of the year?

With over 40% of self-assessment tax returns expected to be submitted in January 2019, most people are focusing on filing their 2017/18 tax return on time. However, the 31 January also means that there are only 2 months left of the 2018/19 tax year. And with one month to go now, there is still some […]


  • Posted February 15, 2019

Does my business need an emergency fund?

Leeds accountant explains why every small business needs an emergency fund. When you run a business there are so many different things to think about, and financial decisions to make, having a savings buffer is easily forgotten about. Having some money set aside for emergencies is essential for when times get tough for both the […]