• 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 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 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 November 22, 2018

Horsforth Accountant supports Small Business Saturday

As the majority of our clients are small businesses, and as a local accountant 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. Small Business Saturday is […]


  • 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 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 August 16, 2017

1 Year at Whitesides for Adam & Tanis

The last month saw Tanis and myself, Adam, celebrate our first year anniversary working for Whitesides. It would be fair to say that it’s been quite an experience and learning curve for the both of us, both professionally and personally. Tanis – has recently completed her Level 3 Payroll Certificate (which is proudly mounted on […]


  • Posted July 19, 2017

Fairtrade at Whitesides

We are now Fairtrade at Whitesides! We decided that we will endeavour to buy as many products for the office that are Fairtrade as possible. After speaking with Linda from Fairtrade-Horsforth, who is very helpful,we decided that there is no time like the present to try and be a little better! Horsforth became a Fairtrade […]