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Haines Watts Leeds Phone icon 0113 398 1100

Accountants Leeds

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We are leading chartered accountants who work with owner managers in Leeds & Yorkshire region for over 35 years. Our accountancy services provide genuine added value in terms of top quality business advice, statutory accounts, and specialist tax services. Why not call in for a coffee and a chat about your business? We’re easy to find, we have plenty of (free) parking, and we’re a friendly lot!

What makes us different?

We’re proud that we have won an award for 4 successive years at the FD’s Excellence Awards.  We would love to discuss how we can help your business, and why so many business owners value our service and contribution. Our Chartered Accountants in Leeds believe in a personal accountancy service with regular contact so that we build a rapport and long term relationship with you.

Accounting Services Leeds

Audit and accounts

We are Leeds based 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.

Company tax returns

Our Chartered Accountants prepare full (‘statutory’) annual accounts, file tax returns ensuring accounts are accurate, on time and satisfy legislation.

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

Our accountancy firm has helped many companies claim substantial R&D tax refunds from HMRC in respect of eligible R&D expenditure.

Our accountants can identify tax-allowable R&D expenditure, make calculations, and submit appropriate R&D claims 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 advisors. They can offer independent investment advice and wealth management services.

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


James Sutton

Managing Partner


Donna Bulmer

Regional Managing Partner


Jonathan Scott

Regional Tax Partner


Philip Caine

Director of Tax Planning Services


Matthew Barton

Associate Partner


Donna Thomas



Amy Cashmore

Assistant Manager

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

    Tel: 0113 398 1100