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Haines Watts Leeds Phone icon 0113 398 1100

Accountants Leeds

Supporting business owners

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We are leading advisors to owner managers, working with over 35,000 nationally, and for over 35 years have provided genuine added value in terms of top quality business advice, compliance work and specialist services in Leeds and the Yorkshire region. Why not call in for a coffee and a chat about your business? – we are easy to find, we have plenty of free parking and we’re a friendly lot!

What makes us different?

We’re proud that we were awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year for SME’s for the fourth successive year at the 2015 FD’s Excellence Awards and would love to discuss how we can help your business and why so many FD’s value our service and contribution. BUT – we believe in a personal approach with regular contact so that we build a rapport and long term relationship with you.

Accounting Services Leeds

Audit and accounts

We are chartered accountants and are experienced in understanding our clients’ business, working closely with them and completing audit and accounting assignments to agreed timescales.

Online cloud accounting solutions

We are accredited Platinum Partners with Xero Accounting Software to provide businesses with online cloud accounting solutions for maintaining their accounting records, including bookkeeping services, VAT returns and management accounting. Online cloud accounting solutions are also embedded into our whole range of services, including tax returns, Companies House filings, payroll services and assistance with Auto Enrolment.

Payroll services including assistance with auto enrolment pension compliance

We provide quality assured online Payroll outsourcing for small and big businesses. Our managed payroll services make all necessary submissions to the tax authorities on your behalf and keep you compliant with your Auto Enrolment pension reporting and correspondence obligations.

HMRC self-assessment tax returns

Our self-assessment accountants advise on and prepare your hmrc tax return forms online, ensuring that your tax return forms are submitted in good time.

Corporate Finance

Our Corporate Finance team can help with business valuations and sales, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, raising finance and general funding in Leeds and the Yorkshire Region

Tax planning services

Our tax accountants specialise in tax advice focused on opportunities arising from bespoke tax planning for you and your business. We also provide specialist help with tax investigations and corporate tax risk.

Trusts and executorship services

We advise executors of wills, manage trust deeds and advise on last wills and testaments and probate.


We provide specialist VAT accounting services and VAT consultancy advice on a range of complex areas and identify opportunities to improve cash flow, save time and in many cases claim back significant amounts of money retrospectively.

Business advisory services Leeds

Our chartered accountants and financial advisors prepare business management accounts, budgets and forecasts. We meet regularly with clients to provide financial advice and discuss their business development.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits

We are helping many of our clients claim substantial tax refunds from HMRC in respect of eligible R&D expenditure.

Many companies are missing out on this important tax relief. Tax-allowable R&D expenditure can be easily identified, calculations made and appropriate claims submitted to HMRC on your behalf.

R&D tax relief is often misunderstood and you could be missing out – to discuss this further or to arrange a review simply contact James Sutton at or Matthew Barton at or phone our Leeds office on 0113 398 1100

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Our services

We’ll provide you with all the services your business needs to grow. That’s not just accounting, audit, tax, and VAT services, but a wide range of other business services too.

Our partners and managers hold regular meetings with all clients and work with them as business partners, providing practical, personal and cost effective advice. Haines Watts partners are owner managers themselves due to the structure of the group – consequently we understand how owner managed businesses work.

Specialist project work

We have been chosen by large local companies to help with bespoke admin and financial reorganisation because of our clear thinking and cost effectiveness.

Not for profit and charitable institutions

We have over 30 years’ experience working with charities in Leeds and the Yorkshire region providing specialist charity accountant services for all types of not for profit organisations.
We advise on issues such as SORP compliance, public benefit, VAT, tax-effective giving, trading, Charity Commission guidance, internal controls, accounting systems, trustee responsibilities and governance matters.

International financial advice

We are an active member of Geneva Group International (GGI).  Our links with contacts through GGI enables us to put clients in touch with top quality advisors throughout the world, who we have personally met and can recommend.

Wealth management

We recommend our clients to Tilney, one of the UK’s leading private client investment and wealth management advisers. They can offer independent investment advice and wealth management services.

Haines Watts Leeds Round Table Videos

Haines Watts Leeds hosted a round table discussion examining how business owners can deal with staff problems and disciplinary issues. The panel consisted of business owners, advisors and HR experts. Click here to view the videos.

To find out how Haines Watts Chartered Accountants can help your business, call 0113 398 1100 or email For more information on our Accounting Services, visit our homepage

We know that the cornerstone of any business relationship is people. Here’s
just a few details about our team in Leeds . However, we'd love to meet
you in person to find out more about your business, so contact us today.

Meet your team in Leeds


Peter Bancroft

Managing Partner


Peter Smallwood

VAT Consultant


Peter Whitehead

Senior Tax Manager


Philip Caine

Director of Tax Planning Services


James Sutton

General Practice Partner


Mike Wilford

Marketing & Business Development Manager


Matthew Barton

Audit, Accounts and Personal Tax Manager


Christina Piatti

Payroll and Bookkeeping


Donna Thomas

Assistant Manager

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    Haines Watts Leeds
    Sterling House
    1 Sheepscar Court
    Meanwood Road
    LS7 2BB

    Tel: 0113 398 1100
    Fax: 0113 398 1101
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