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Whitley Stimpson

Whitley Stimpson Ltd is one of the region’s leading independent accountancy and business advisory firms.
Our portfolio of services and areas of expertise are broader than those offered by a traditional accountant.

We are recognised not only for our exceptional corporate work including audit, business advisory, accountancy and corporate taxation but also for our focus on forging successful niches. We have an enviable reputation as one of region’s leading providers of financial advice and support to the education sector.

With experience gained in many facets of business, our dedicated team of partners and directors can offer you a sound, expert personal service, tailored to your businesses individual needs. Regardless of the size of your business, our entrepreneurial culture, strong business acumen and commitment to customer service excellence will ensure we help you to address your business and financial challenges, enabling you to plan for your future and propel your business to new horizons.

Job Vacancy

Financial Controller – competitive salary based on experience

We are looking to recruit a Financial Controller who will be based at our Banbury office. The successful candidate will provide timely and accurate Monthly Management and other Financial Information for Directors. Head up the day to day finances of the business, working closely with the Administrator, and take responsibility for other ad-hoc projects as […]

Maria Cunningham

23rd August 2019

Member Event

VAT Reverse Charge for Construction Services Seminar

Join Whitley Stimpson for a bacon roll, your morning cuppa, and a seminar about the introduction of VAT reverse charges that are set to impact the construction services industry from 1 October 2019. Despite calls from the Chartered Institute of taxation (CIOT) to delay major changes to VAT in the construction industry the VAT domestic […]

Maria Cunningham

Construction

Oxfordshire

23rd August 2019

Press Release

Beware of getting caught in the IHT trap

A generation of pensioners could end up paying thousands of pounds in inheritance tax (IHT) through simple ignorance of rules which can help them avoid it. A recent report by H.M. Revenue & Customs shows nine percent of over-60s have accumulated wealth in property, savings and other assets worth more than £325,000, the threshold after […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

22nd July 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson’s Payroll Manager earns place on Prestigious Reward 300 index

Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices and business advisers in the area, are delighted that their Payroll Manager, Tracy Gill, has been included in the category of ‘50 Leaders within the Knowledge and Professional Services’ on the prestigious Reward 300 2019 Index. The industry media brand ‘Reward Strategy’ recognises and celebrates high […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Business Advice

Oxfordshire

8th July 2019

Press Release

Surge in HMRC fraud blamed on the digital tax system

Tax experts have said the “digitisation” of Britain’s tax regime has opened the doors for scammers to take advantage of gaps in HMRC’s technology. Phone scams targeting taxpayers have risen dramatically, with more than 100,000 reported to HM Revenue and customer (HMRC) in 2018-19 alone. Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

25th June 2019

Press Release

Lorraine Kelly’s tax victory raises important issues for freelancers and businesses

Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, are keen to highlight that the HMRC is not always right when it comes to important issues surrounding small businesses, freelancers, and the off-payroll working (IR35) tax rules. This comes as TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has succeeded in overturning demands for […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

13th May 2019

B4 Article

Training and Development

Laura Herbert, newly appointed director of Whitley Stimpson’s Bicester office, outlines how she will approach the role and grow the firm through training and development I may be new to Bicester but not Whitley Stimpson having been directly involved with the business for over a decade. Having been made a director of the firm in […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Advice, Business Advice, Business Services

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire

29th April 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson Appoints Director

Ian Parker has been made director at chartered accountants and business advisers Whitley Stimpson. Ian will continue to be based at Whitley Stimpson’s Banbury office but will also work at the firms Bicester office where he will play a key role in accountancy and tax services across a range of sectors and with a specialist […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting, Finance

Oxfordshire

29th April 2019

Press Release

Public trusts accountants over politicians on tax

Recent research has shown that, when it comes to tax systems, the public has greater trust in the professionals – including accountants and tax advisers – than it does in politicians and non-government organisations (NGOs). The G20 Public trust in tax 2019 survey found that 55% of the general public report the highest level of […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

23rd April 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson appoints new head of its Bicester office

Laura Herbert has been appointed as the new director of accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson’s Bicester office. She takes up the role following the retirement of Stephen Payne and Penny Parmar. Laura began her accounting career in 2005 by qualifying as a book-keeper before starting her first role in accounting practice. She joined the Hale Partnership […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

3rd April 2019

Press Release

Making Tax Digital: Is your Business Ready?

As part of the government’s initiative to make the UK’s tax system “fit for the 21st Century”, Making Tax Digital (MTD) will see all businesses submitting all of their tax and VAT information to HM Revenue & Customs quarterly using MTD-compliant software. While the start date for the Income and Corporation Tax reporting is yet to […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

5th March 2019

Member Event

The Big Spring Charity Quiz – SeeSaw and Whitley Stimpson

Whitley Stimpson are partnering up with Oxfordshire charity SeeSaw to bring you The Big Spring Charity Quiz. The money raised from the event will provide help to children and young people who need extra support before or after a close family bereavement. With our very own John Skinner as the quizmaster for the evening, it […]

Maria Cunningham

Charities

Oxfordshire

5th March 2019

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson warns that private sector organisations need to prepare for the IR35 changes now

In the October 2018 Budget, the Chancellor announced that from April 2020 off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, will affect all private sector firms engaging temporary resource, thereby creating significant administrative challenges for many businesses. It follows the reforms to IR35 in the public sector, which were introduced in 2017 and aimed at preventing working […]

Maria Cunningham

Advice

Oxfordshire

26th February 2019

Press Release

New starters drive further growth at Whitley Stimpson

One of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, Whitley Stimpson, has recruited an additional 16 members of staff. With positions filled across its four offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney, the sixteen include seven trainee accountants, who will earn as they learn, acquiring professional qualifications in a real-time work situation. Human Resources Manager Tracy […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

15th November 2018

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson ranked one of the Top 100 UK firms for fifth year running

Whitley Stimpson has been officially ranked as one of the country’s top accountancy firms for the fifth year running by the prestigious Accountancy Age 50+50 survey. The 2018 Accountancy Age Top 50+50 issue features the Top 100 Accountancy firms in the UK and is recognised as the UK’s most comprehensive breakdown of accountancy sector performance.  […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

8th October 2018

Press Release

Whitley Stimpson raises awareness of rising taxes for landlords

Buy-to-let investors face an extra 3% stamp duty charge, meaning fewer are entering the market or buying additional properties, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. (RICS) Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, with offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney, say it is important […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

24th September 2018

Press Release

Accountants tee off special event for pioneering charity

A charity which helps disabled young people by giving them access to a working farm has been given a boost by accountants Whitley Stimpson. FarmAbility, based at Wytham, near Oxford is an outdoor, farm-based programme for people with learning disabilities and autism. Known as “co -farmers” they take part in a range of activities throughout […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

10th September 2018

Press Release

Local accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson underlines its continued commitment to recruitment

One of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area has underlined its continued commitment to recruit more staff. Whitley Stimpson is looking to employ a number of trainees, including a mixture of school leavers and graduates, who will have the opportunity to then qualify. The firm will also be providing level four and level […]

Maria Cunningham

Accounting

Oxfordshire

21st August 2018

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