Meet the team

We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the right level of professional support so that your private and business needs are met. 


Although each partner has developed specialist knowledge in various sectors, they are both experienced in accounting for small businesses in a whole range of industries. With our many years of experience working in the area, we have real insight into your concerns as a local business.

As a friendly and helpful team, we know that much of our job lies in helping you to understand the tax legislation so that we can work together on the simplest, most efficient way to take your business forward, year by year.


Jason Whitehead

Managing director


Professional career

The founding partner of Vale Accounting, he decided to launch the company after gaining a number of years' experience in one of York's most established and respected accountancy firms.



  • Accounting for forecourts, convenience stores and newsagents
  • Using IT to establish more efficient accounting procedures
  • Sage & general bookkeeping training



Outside work Jason plays golf and enjoys walking with his family.


David Orchard

Director and Office Manager


Professional career

David joined the firm in 2005 and shortly after became a partner. He brought a wide range of accounting and tax knowledge and experience with him and has helped establish the firm's reputation in the area.



  • Income and Corporation Tax
  • VAT
  • Payroll
  • Outsourced accounting systems


Emma Whitehead

Payroll Manager


Professional career

Emma joined us in 2014 to help with our payroll clients. After previously working in a management accountant role with duties including accounts preparation, payroll, and staff welfare and management she has brought another dimension to the office.



  • Payroll


Lorna Dowson

Accounts Assistant


Professional career

Lorna joined the practice in 2013 on a part-time basis and looks after some of our day-to-day bookkeeping clients as well as assisting David with general accounting matters..



  • Bookkeeping

Any questions?

Please call us on 01423 359855 or use our contact form.

Office hours

We don't operate with strict hours although we generally work from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 


Vale Accounting
41 Prince Rupert Drive



North Yorkshire

YO26 7QS


Tel: 01423 359855

Fax: 0870 762 5529




Making Tax Digital

In response to the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation that comes into force from April 2019, we have started developing software solutions to help our forecourt and convenience retail clients become compliant. This involves creating the required electronic link between their Daily Sales Reconciliation procedures (be it done on their till/EPOS system or on spreadsheets) and MTD compliant accounts software such as Sage 50c Accounts or Xero.

More information

Making an appointment


You can contact us on the following telephone number if you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, and don't forget your first appointment is free of charge:

Tel: 01423 359855


Alternatively, please use our contact form.

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