Our Team


Jason Simms

Certified Public Accountant

Born in New Orleans, Jason has lived on both sides of the lake.  He worked with well known south Louisiana caterer, Patton’s Catering, for 6 years where he learned the local restaurant industry from the inside out. Jason graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009 with the honor of Magna Cum Laude while working full-time at our firm. In January of 2014, Jason passed all sections of the CPA exam with very respectable scores earning him the title of a Certified Public Accountant. Since then, he has been continuously improving his knowledge in the tax field through continuing education.

In 2012, he married Nicole J. Albrecht and has 3 wonderful children. He is a devoted husband and spends much of his free time with his children. They reside in Bayou Liberty just in the outskirts of Slidell on the North Shore. Their family has close ties to a variety of businesses located in their area and has embraced everything about the Louisiana culture.

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Bates Whiteside

Certified Public Accountant

Born in Charlotte, NC and raised in Georgia, Bates is the consummate Southern Gentleman, with a zest for life and the personality of a true New Orleanian. Before establishing his own firm, Bates worked as a Revenue Agent for the IRS and as a consultant for Coopers & Lybrand, which later became PWC one of the Big Four accounting firms. Noticing a trend within the industry, Bates realized that the best and brightest always left to work for themselves. In 1991, Bates finally made the great escape; taking his clients and years of IRS and Big Four experience with him to form Whiteside CPA.

Bates Whiteside is recognized for both his passion and personalized approach to business. Eager to assist both individuals and businesses alike, Bates has distinguished Whiteside CPA through unique, tailored professional care on which all clients can rely. From start-up to retirement, Bates Whiteside will personally address all of your accounting and compliance needs.

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