About Us

The Whiteside & Simms Team


From the time you frame that first dollar to the day you hand the keys to the next generation, there is always uncertainty. Questions and concerns about accounting, estate planning and tax strategies never go away; they just change. When it comes to your tax needs, success requires a combination of up to date tax knowledge applied with years of experience.

At Whiteside & Simms, our team is lead by Bates H. Whiteside, a former IRS Agent and Big Four Accountant, and Jason G. Simms, a tax code and technology specialist. Together with their staff of professionals, Bates and Jason delivered a powerful combination of text book accuracy and real world experience.

From taxes to payroll, QuickBooks to compliance and every pothole in the road between startup and retirement, Whiteside & Simms has the people, experience, and singular focus on the mechanics of your success. You know where your business can go; Whiteside & Simms can help get you there.

Who We Serve

Whiteside & Simms is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans. For years, they have been serving small to mid-sized clients as diverse as the Crescent City: Eateries in the Bywater, lawyers in Mid-City, hotels in the French Quarter, shipping and receiving in the Port of New Orleans. Our diverse group of clients requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs.  We serve individuals and businesses in construction, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, legal, manufacturing, not-for-profit, professional services, real estate, and wholesale/retail trade.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community across the Greater New Orleans area. Whether a current or prospective client, individuals and businesses who choose Whiteside & Simms can expert personalized financial guidance as unique as their zip code.