Website of Pontefract based HBH Chartered Accountants

Accountancy, tax and audit experts, committed to helping you grow your business with a guarantee of professionalism and excellent service.

Accounting and auditing

We can prepare accounts for businesses of all sizes from Sole Traders to Partnerships to Limited Companies and Charities, and we are authorised to carry out statutory audits where required.

Tax and tax planning

We use the latest software to prepare personal, partnership and trust income tax returns, and corporation tax returns for limited companies, clubs and associations.

Business management and control

Our aim is to reduce the time you spend on record keeping and administration, providing you with reliable and accurate information so that you have more time to manage and grow your business.

Payroll services

We provide a comprehensive and cost-effective payroll service for any size of business which can be tailored to your exact requirements.


All clients are individual and have different needs at different stages of their business careers. We aim to work closely with our clients and tailor our services to their particular needs to ensure that we really do make a difference!

We can help you to control, manage and grow your business, to meet your compliance needs and filing obligations and reduce your tax liabilities.

Not all accountants are the same and we understand that clients today want an accountant who is interested in them and committed to help them build better businesses and keep their tax bills to a minimum and we believe that our hands on approach together with our extensive experience is of great benefit to our clients.

We offer a client focused, friendly, proactive and professional service. We are easily accessible and strive to provide practical, timely and cost effective solutions to your problems.

Years of experience, many satisfied clients and our commitment to help you grow your business are your guarantee of professionalism and excellent service.

We utilise the latest accounting and tax software to help us provide the best possible service and we all share the same goal:

We are, quite simply, here to help you!

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services which are tailored to suit the precise needs of each client and we are always looking to add value to the relationship we have with our clients to help them build better businesses.

So, how can we help you?

Business start-up

Starting a new business can be a daunting experience and statistics show that more than 75% of new businesses fail within the first five years and many fail within the first year.

With the benefit of our considerable experience we can give new businesses the best possible chance of success and we offer a free initial consultation during which we will discuss and advise on the following:

  • Is the business a viable proposition?
  • Is a due diligence review required?
  • The merits of a business plan and what it should include
  • The optimum legal structure for the business and the related tax implications
  • Raising of necessary finance
  • Bookkeeping, VAT and PAYE requirements
  • The practicalities of getting a new business off the ground

We provide all the help needed to get the business started and once you are up and running we can provide quick replies to any questions that may arise and we can help you to monitor and assess the performance of the business on a regular basis.

With our help a soundly based start-up business will have a much better chance of success.

Accounting and auditing

We can prepare accounts for businesses of all sizes from Sole Traders to Partnerships to Limited Companies and Charities and we are authorised to carry out statutory audits where required.

We ensure that accounts are prepared in accordance with relevant regulatory and disclosure requirements as well as being useful and understandable to our clients.

We offer a timely, efficient and cost effective service and wherever possible will offer suggestions to improve the standard of the records to ensure that accountancy fees can be kept to the lowest possible level.

We have extensive experience covering a wide range of businesses including subcontractors, shopkeepers, tradesmen, haulage contractors, motor repairers, computer consultants, doctors, dentists and solicitors to name a few.

We specialise in Working Men’s Clubs and Associations where we are able to utilise our considerable expertise to the benefit of our client.

Tax and tax planning

We use the latest software to prepare personal, partnership and trust income tax returns and corporation tax returns for limited companies and clubs and associations.

We ensure that available reliefs and allowances are claimed so that you pay as little tax as possible.

We can undertake tax planning exercises to ensure that your affairs are organised as tax efficiently as possible and we can carry out pre year end tax planning and highlight any tax saving measures that could be put in place before the year end.

We can advise on the Capital Gains Tax implications of a proposed asset sale and steps that could be taken to reduce the potential tax bill.

We can help to mitigate your potential liability to Inheritance Tax.

We can advise on the VAT implications of a proposed transaction and help you to structure your affairs in the most tax efficient manner.

We can handle HMRC enquiries into your affairs and negotiate with them on your behalf in order to minimise the disruption, stress and additional tax liabilities that such enquiries often bring about.

We offer a comprehensive low cost tax investigation fee protection scheme through a leading provider in order to give clients peace of mind and confidence that tax enquiries into their affairs will be vigorously defended without having to worry about the costs involved.

We have access to cutting edge tax mitigation and reduction strategies from the leading providers in the country which can, in the appropriate circumstances, offer significant tax savings in all areas of taxation such as Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Stamp Duty and Corporation Tax and efficient profit extraction from a company.

Business management and control

We believe that each business is unique and we offer a full range of services which can be tailored to fit your precise requirements.

Our aim is to reduce the time you spend on record keeping and administration and provide you with reliable and accurate information so that you have more time to manage and grow your business.

We can help you to prepare, regularly review and update a business plan to ensure that your business is soundly based and clearly identify your strategic goals and expectations.

We can provide regular bookkeeping services on a monthly or quarterly basis.

We can provide a VAT return preparation service on a monthly or quarterly basis.

We can provide a full bureau payroll service tailored to your exact requirements.

We can provide a full range of company secretarial services to help you maintain the Statutory Books, complete statutory forms and file annual returns and we can provide registered office services from our office address.

We can help you to manage and control your business by the preparation of regular management accounts, cash flow and profit projections.

We can help you with the purchase or sale of a business by carrying out due diligence checks and preparing business plans, cash flow and profit projections.

Payroll and pension auto enrolment

We provide a comprehensive and cost effective payroll service for any size of business which can be tailored to your exact requirements and which will include some or all of the following:

  • Provision of payslips by post, fax, email or online payslip facility
  • Provision of payroll reports, schedules and accounting journals
  • Online filing of RTI reports to HMRC on a weekly or monthly basis
  • SSP, SMP and other statutory payment calculations
  • Holiday pay calculations
  • Student Loan deductions
  • Claiming of Employment Allowance
  • Notification of PAYE deductions payable to HMRC on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Online notification of starters and leavers
  • Issue of forms P45 and P60
  • Preparation of P11D and P11Db returns
  • Redundancy pay entitlement calculations
  • Dealing with attachment of earnings orders
  • Dealing with annual PAYE settlements agreements

Our Automatic Enrolment pension service includes:

  • Assistance with the setting up of your pension scheme
  • Making the necessary declaration of compliance with the Pension Regulator
  • Assessing your employees on every pay date
  • Communication with your employees by post or via a secure portal
  • Notifying you and your pension scheme provider of monthly pension contributions payable

We are also able to provide general advice and assistance in respect of employment rights, sick pay and maternity pay entitlement and contracts of employment and can provide access to specialist advisers if and when required.

Easy to use tools to help manage your accounts and run payroll

We are proud to support QuickBooks, the world’s number 1 online accounting software. Lighten the load with smart software and support.

Run payroll

No-nonsense payroll that saves you time

Automate pension submissions and pay runs. Payslips can be created automatically too, then emailed, printed or downloaded from the secure self-service employee portal.

Run payroll

Compliance, accuracy & peace of mind

Take the headache out of compliance. Our HMRC- recognised software does the calculations for you and lets you submit your figures directly in just a few clicks.

Run payroll

One place to manage your business

Get the complete picture of your finances. Run real- time reports and cash flow forecasts from a seamless accounting and payroll package.

New to QuickBooks or need a refresher?

Attend our free 90 min expert sessions and get up and running with QuickBooks in no time. During our expert sessions you’ll learn how to connect your bank, create invoices and record payments, add and manage your customers and suppliers, and stay organised by using receipt capture.


Our clients are the cornerstone of our business and here is what just a few of them have to say about the services, assistance and advice we provide.

“HBH Accountants have supported the growth of our company from its origins as a part-time occupation for one person, to its success as an internationally known company employing ten people. Our business, like many which are creative and independent, is not always easy to understand but the team is always professional and helpful and their advice is delivered with characteristic good humour and friendliness. HBH Accountants are able to explain complex tax issues clearly and has given us excellent advice on both company and personal taxation, as well as providing annual company financial statements.”

Rachel Van Riel, Director

Training and Management Consultants, Opening the Book Limited

“We find HBH provide an excellent service for both our business and personal accounting needs. The service we receive is both professional and personal; we do not feel like just another number on a client database. We particularly appreciate the prompt availability of key personnel to answer queries and the helpfulness and knowledge displayed by all who work at the practice. We find the information that you provide throughout the year regarding updates on accountancy matters relevant to ourselves, helpful. We would highly recommend HBH Chartered Accountants to anyone requiring accountancy services for business or personal matters.”

Mr R H Fullwood

Builders and Civil Engineers, R H Fullwood & Co Limited

“HBH have been my personal accountants and company auditors for more than 20 years. During this time they have been an invaluable source of advice and guidance as Wandahome has evolved from a small family business into a key player within our industry. Most recently we went through a process of demerger that would not have been possible without the support of Ken and his staff.”

Nigel Burnley

Caravan Dealership, Wandahome (Knottingley) Limited

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