Whitefield is a a firm of Accountants and Tax Advisers. We are based on the Isle of Wight, but predominantly work electronically with clients across the UK – although our local clients are, of course, important to us – sometimes its nice to work face to face over coffee! If any of our off Island clients are visiting the Island, they are welcome to call in by appointment to meet us.
A large part of our client base, although not exclusive by any means, are individuals – contractors, freelancers and consultants – working through Personal Service Companies.
Whitefield was established in 2012, but as a divisional buy out from a larger firm, and our senior staff team has been together for nearly 15 years. Many of our clients have been with us long term, in some cases for 25 years or more.
We have no ambition to be the biggest practice, have the sharpest media policy, a feature rich web site or sell our clients dubious tax strategies and financial products. We do strive to look after our clients, and provide practical, independent and honest advice.
Our name, Whitefield, comes from nearby Whitefield Forest.
Core hours are: Monday – Thursday 9-3, Friday 9-1. Email is normally the best way to get in touch, and we try and reply to all email next business day. Most of our staff work from their own home, with an element of flexibility in their working hours, which is why we are not always contactable by phone.
Jessica Garbett FCCA – Managing Director ☎ 01983 614108
Jessica admits to being very late 40s, qualified in accountancy in her early 20s, and has spent most of her career in accountancy practice, with an interlude for a few years working in the NHS.
Outside of work she is on the board of various local charities and third sector organisations, and enjoys motor boating. She is a self confessed gym bunny, long distance walker, bookworm, cruiser, and in love with yoga.
Jessica is a Governor at Isle of Wight College, a Board Member at Yarmouth Harbour Commission, and owner of Yinspire Yoga.
Susan Albest (Associate) – Accounts Manager ☎ 01983 619453
Susan is an associate of the practice, specialising in Personal Service Companies (PSC’s). When she’s not busy working, Susan enoys spending some relaxing time with family and friends, having hung up the boots etc from many years of engaging in various sporting activities, such as scuba diving, sailing, mountain trekking and squash.
Julie Barrett ATT – Tax Manager ☎ 01983 619452
Julie left the Island in her late teens to build a solid foundation working in various London tax offices. In the late 80’s she took a delayed ‘gap year’ to Australia, returning to the UK gaining further experience in the private and accountancy sectors, before returning to the Island permanently 15 years ago.
Deborah Richards – Office Manager and PA to Managing Director ☎ 01983 614108
Deborah is responsible for all aspects of office management at Whitefield and secretarial administration work for clients and staff. With 16 years experience in retail banking and a further 13 years in an accountancy practice, Deborah is the main face to face contact at Whitefield in our Rowborough office.
Outside of work, she is a keen 16 handicap golfer and enjoys travelling the UK and overseas playing new golf courses. She enjoys skiing and walking when she has time!
Natasha Simons AAT – Technician ☎ 01983 614108
Natasha has worked in book keeping/accountancy since 2003, gaining the AAT qualification in 2010. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family, walking and going to the cricket whenever she can!
Rosie Wersby ACCA – Technician ☎ 01983 614108
Rosie has worked in accountancy since 2000, gaining the ACCA qualification in 2009. Away from work she enjoys swimming, being part of a marching band and trampolining, along with spending time with her young family
June Garbett – Payroll Specialist ☎ 01983 614108
Enjoys eating-out with friends, boating and jigsaw puzzles.
Karen Meredith – Tax Assistant ☎ 01983 614108
Karen previously worked for HMRC in PAYE and Self Assessment and as an office administrator in the Tax department for accountancy companies.
Paul Lee AAT – Associate Technician ☎ 01983 614108
Paul has been an Associate of the practice since 2013 and has worked in accountancy for many years gaining AAT qualification in 1990. Paul enjoys many varied aspects of the work including accounts production and taxation.
Away from work Paul enjoys many varied sports and is a keen supporter of Wightlink Raiders ice hockey team and travels regularly to watch Southampton FC and Hampshire Cricket Club. In the remainder of his spare time Paul enjoys walking and is currently taking dance lessons.
Regulatory and Legal
We are regulated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – Firm number 8008850. Our Managing Director Jessica Hart-Garbett is an ACCA member 1375352. We are registered to carry out audit work and undertake a range of investment activities.
Our vat number is: 231 4252 49
Company number: 4140568 – Registered office: Rowborough Manor, Beaper Shute, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0AZ
Non trading subsidiary for company secretarial work: Whitefield Nominees Limited 03370666
Terms of business: our standard terms of business for all client engagements
Professional Indemnity Insurers: Liberty Mutual Insurance (Europe) Limited of 3rd Floor, Two Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7YE. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court of the United States or Canada.
Web site disclaimer: the information in this website is provided to assist our clients and outlines our services, however you should neither take action nor refrain from taking action without paid for professional advice. To the fullest extent possible by law we disclaim liability to people, other than registered clients of our practice, in respect of using this site.
Copyright: all content on this site is copyright Whitefield Tax Limited.
Ethics in business and taxation are never far from the news these days.
We are regulated by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and endeavour to work within both the spirit and the letter of their ethical and professional standards, and all relevant legislation.
We consider these principles in the acceptance, and continuity, of client relationships.
However we firmly believe our clients are entitled to benefit from all legitimate mechanisms to manage and minimise their tax liabilities, and to enhance revenues, assets and wealth, and consider it our responsibility – subject to ethical standards – to assist and advise our clients accordingly.
We do not see any ethical concerns in our clients structuring their affairs for maximum gain.