TaxAssist Accountants is the UK's leading accountancy network catering exclusively for small businesses. TaxAssist Accountants is a full member of the British Franchise Association.
Opportunities available throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Yes, through a third party.
BFA Full Member: Yes.
Interview with TaxAssist Accountants Franchisee Mike Melling
Run your own Accountancy Practice
and build an asset for the future
Are you tired of working for someone else and want to branch out on your own? Maybe you’re worried about going it alone and the risks associated with it.
If so, then why not consider running your own accountancy practice with an award winning franchise which will give you brand credibility from day one, mixed with professional training and full support for you and your practice.
- Qualified accountants
- Holders of tax qualifications
- Bank managers
- Finance managers
- Audit managers
- Business development and sales experts
They all make great franchisees and we have various routes for getting you where you need to be to run a successful accountancy practice. If you aren’t a qualified accountant then employing qualified accountants is essential whilst you concentrate on building the business.
Take on hundreds of small business clients with relatively uncomplicated work whilst being based in visible, accessible and friendly shop front premises.
By adhering to the business model and taking a proactive approach to marketing in your territory, you can be attracting clients at a considerable rate. Client acquisition will be facilitated by our unique and innovative approach to marketing which will significantly help the build-up of your fee-bank. Alongside this we deliver nationally acquired leads which clearly separates us from other accountancy franchises.
An Award-Winning Client
Founded in 1995, TaxAssist Accountants has become the UK’s largest network of accountants specifically servicing the small business market.
In 2010 The British Franchise Association (bfa) awarded TaxAssist Accountants the highly coveted Gold award at the Franchisor of the Year Awards 2010 beating some major high street brands. This award win follows two silver place wins for the small business accountancy specialists and a bronze award win in 2015. Other recent awards include The Smith and Henderson five star franchisee satisfaction award and overall winner of our investment category at the 2015 Smith and Henderson conference.
Initial Training Course
Training is designed and delivered by our in-house team of qualified accountants, tax experts and marketing trainers in conjunction with specialist training partners. The courses are residential and TaxAssist Accountants pays for all meals and accommodation so you will be well catered for during your time with us.
- All aspects of accounts production and taxation for sole traders and partnerships, CCH software training (week one to three)
- Relevant case studies (week four)
- Practice management and social media training (week five)
- Sales and marketing training with our business acceleration programme
Once you have completed the initial training course, you will then come back after three months and again after six months as part of our nurture programme. These follow-up courses allow you to focus on business development, HR and client acquisition.
The support centre offers a complete range of professional, experienced and qualified personnel to fully support your business endeavours. Full training, support and guidance are given to operate your business under the TaxAssist Accountants brand name.
- An exclusive marketing territory
- Fully integrated accounts and tax software suite
- Ongoing training programme (technical, marketing, software, administration)
- Operations manuals
- Technical advice helpdesk
- Regular contact with our franchisee development manager
- Technical updates
- Inbound and outbound lead generation services including 25 free leads
- National and online marketing and lead generation campaigns
- Local PR support from external PR agency
- Initial stationery and marketing materials including your own personalised website
- Marketing, publicity and brand building
- Regular regional training and development for you and your staff
- A support site with adverts, guidance, stationery etc
- First year’s membership of a networking group
- Telephone answering service
- A support centre dedicated to you with no other business interests than growing and supporting your business