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TaxAssist Accountants - Master Franchise

Build your own accounting franchise with TaxAssist Accountants.


Do you already run an accounting practice?

Are you considering expanding to a multi-office network?

Who are we looking for?

TaxAssist Accountants is looking for ambitious accounting firms or individuals who wish to become Regional Master Franchisees in Canada, responsible for establishing and supporting a network of franchisees within their development area. Full training and support will be provided to the successful candidates, who will need to be fully-qualified CPA Accountants.

About TaxAssist Accountants

TaxAssist Accountants is an award-winning franchise, which offers a first-class accounting service to small businesses in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Australia.

Our global network has grown to more than 230 franchised areas servicing over 70,000 clients, with a fee bank of more than £47 million. This has now put us 22nd in the Accountancy Age Top 50 league of UK Accountants, the only accounting franchise to be recognized in the league tables.

The franchise model

Our business model is a straightforward one, franchisees take on small business and personal income tax paying clients with relatively uncomplicated work, whilst being based in store front premises. The store fronts create a customer-friendly experience stripping away the intimidation of traditional accounting practices and are specifically designed to appeal to the small business market.

Franchising provides TaxAssist franchisees with the benefits for proven training, systems and support provided by the franchisor. You will also enjoy the benefits of being part of a well-established network of accountants who have a community spirit of sharing and supporting one another.

Success in Ireland

In 2009, the Master Franchise Rights to the Republic of Ireland were awarded to an established accounting firm. They had been running their own successful practice in Dublin, and decided that the franchise model would work well in the Republic of Ireland after seeing its success in the UK. They are now replicating the support, business development tools and the success that we have enjoyed in the UK and have grown to service more than 6,000 clients with a fee bank of $8.4m.

Roddy Comyn says: “We were looking at ways of growing our practice, but setting up managed offices or buying blocks of fees would have been costly and time consuming. The franchising route offered an opportunity to expand our business nationally whilst still creating an income stream for us. As a Master Franchisor, I have been given the tools, support and experience I need from TaxAssist Accountants and Ireland is a great blueprint of how the franchise model can work in other countries”.”

Success in Australia

In 2015, we awarded Master Franchise Rights to Terry Murphy CPA and business partner Celeste Godwin for Queensland, New South Wales and ACT. Terry has now taken Victoria and has already grown to seven franchised areas. Terry says, “TaxAssist Accountants offers a distinctive brand and clear approach to business development, as well as a great level of support to both our franchisees and their clients. We see it as a win-win situation for all concerned.”

In 2018 the Master Franchise rights for Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory was awarded to business partners Stephen Herlihy and Patricia Kingston who are now implementing their franchisee recruitment procedures.

Your responsibilities

To be a successful applicant for Master Rights in your area, you will be recruiting, training, administering and supporting a network of accounting firms within your exclusive, allocated territory. You will bring with you the tax and accounting experience and TaxAssist will bring the brand, systems, training and support to allow you to develop a network of 50-60 accounting firms within your territory.

We are looking for:

  • Qualified accountant or part of an established accounting firm
  • Solid financial foundation
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Passion for the brand
  • Local business experience
  • Strong leadership skills

Why Master Franchise with TaxAssist Accountants

  • Largest franchise network of accountants in the UK and Ireland, and growing in Australia
  • More than 20-year proven history
  • Receive award-winning brand, systems, training and comprehensive support
  • Earn from awarding TaxAssist Accountants franchises across your territory
  • Dedicated and experienced International support centre team
  • Strong brand name and recognition
  • Comprehensive online operations manuals and management information systems

If you have the desire to stand out from the crowd with a fresh approach to accounting, then we would like to hear from you. To learn more about this opportunity, please fill in the enquiry form below.


TaxAssist Accountants opens landmark 200th shop
TaxAssist Accountants opens landmark 200th shop
22 May 2017
TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants is celebrating the opening of its 200th Shop. Franchisee Dave Forrester’s new shop in Bingley, West Yorkshire, hit the 200th spot. Dave, who runs two other shops in Keighley and Ilkley, looks after more than 4...
TaxAssist Accountants among finalists in Irish Franchise Awards
TaxAssist Accountants among finalists in Irish Franchise Awards
17 May 2017
TaxAssist Accountants will once again join the cream of the Ireland’s franchise industry, as one of the finalists in the prestigious Irish Franchise Awards. Now in their 22nd year, the awards are among the country’s most established and reputable ceremonies for celebrating excellence in franchisin...
TaxAssist Accountants celebrates first successful year in Australia
TaxAssist Accountants celebrates first successful year in Australia
17 May 2017
TaxAssist Accountants celebrated the end of its first successful calendar year in Australia with a special open day in Sydney.  Karl Sandall, CEO of the TaxAssist Group, flew in from the UK to join Master Franchisee Terry Murphy, his Support Centre team and franchisees to mark the network’s first ...

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