The national franchise that embodies quality and professionalism
Fulfilling a National Need
Certax Accounting is an established accountancy, taxation and book-keeping franchise that fulfils the growing needs of the expanding small business community. As more and more individuals choose self employment, accountants that deliver personal, professional and varied accountancy and taxation services are increasingly in demand.
Many individuals are dissatisfied with larger practices' lack of personal service and are now looking for smaller accountancy firms that can fulfil their needs in a friendly, ongoing, cost-effective way. That's what we teach our franchisees to do.
About Certax Accounting
The franchise has sound foundations and incorporates generally the professional operating procedures, systems and computer programs adopted by Keith Bradshaw & Co. the founder's highly successful original firm which was established in 1989.
This aspect is crucial to the success of our Franchisees' own operations, for there is no better tutor than a Franchisor who has already achieved the success that each Franchisee will aspire to emulate.
The franchisee training and ongoing support packages are extremely comprehensive and are aimed at ambitious and dedicated people who don't necessarily have formal accountancy qualifications. Our training courses help you set up, develop and grow your Certax Accounting or Certax Book-keeping practice into a successful business.
A Key Player in Today's Franchise Market
Certax Accounting is now represented Nationwide with Franchisees situated throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is considered to be a major player in the Accountancy sector.
All the indications are, that the quality and professionalism of this Franchise, will prove to be the foundation of Certax Accounting becoming the leading Independent Accountancy and Taxation Franchise in the country.
A measure of Certax's quality and professionalism is that it is a full member of the BFA (British Franchise Association) and the only franchise in the country that is supported by the founders very own Chartered Certified Accountancy Practice.
The Franchise was launched in September 1999, and held its first course in January 2000, now having a national network of over 100 Franchisee's throughout the UK.
The unique aspect of Certax Accounting is that it is supported by the Founders own Chartered Certified Accountancy Practice, Keith Bradshaw & Co. and is the major Accounting and Tax Advisors Franchise in the country supported by a working Accountancy Practice.
This aspect is crucial to the success of our Franchisees own operations, for there is no better tutor than a Franchisor who has already achieved the success that each Franchisee will aspire to emulate.
The standard of the training course has been borne out by the results that I have managed to achieve since starting. The Telesales Marketing got me off to a really good start and I was completing work 2 weeks after my launch. This gave me added confidence which resulted in signing up 7 clients within my first 6 weeks. I am delighted with the results which have exceeded both my expectations and my business plan.
Michael O’Brien - Derby
I have been a Certax Accounting Franchisee for just over nine years and my results during this time have exceeded all my expectations in terms of turnover, client numbers and profitability. Although the training course is very comprehensive I could not have achieved these results without the Certax Technical Support line. Because of this I was able to deal with virtually any kind of business client, small, large, limited company or non-limited company and all their corresponding tax issues and at the end of the day build a profitable practice for myself.
Sharon Neal - Wakefield
With accountancy experience and a burning ambition to be my own boss and operate a business that fitted in with my lifestyle, the decision to invest in accountancy and taxation franchise Certax Accountants was relatively easy. The Certax opportunity caught my eye in The Franchise Magazine because it offered a comprehensive marketing programme that would help me to communicate effectively the wealth of expertise and high standards that Certax Accountants can offer to their clients. After further online research, I visited Head Office and was impressed with the company's professionalism and took it from there. As part of the franchise package Certax put me through a five-week training programme, which I have found very useful because it acted as a refresher course on limited companies and filled the gaps in my tax and accounts knowledge for partnership and sole trader businesses. Ongoing training is also available at the bi-annual seminars. At these events topics discussed include the new tax legislation. In terms of support the company has helped me target clients by doing telephone introductions on my behalf and the Head Office team are always on the other end of the phone if technical help is required.
Vincenzo Rubino - Cornwall
I wanted a change of pace and so moved from London to Suffolk, where I considered retiring. However, I soon found myself wanting a new challenge. Franchising came to mind and, because my business background lay in finance, I wanted to find something in this industry. Through having a look at what opportunities were out there I found Certax Accounting and liked what they were offering. I had an interview with Certax's founder Keith Bradshaw and the business appealed further - I liked the people, I liked the work, I liked the franchise package. I found the five-week training course very helpful. It let you get to grips with the business and was accommodating to the extent that someone without much finance experience could pick it up too. When I launched the business six years ago, Certax helped find my initial customers and through advertising and marketing I've continued to grow the business. One thing that surprised me was the amount of business that I've generated through customer referrals alone.
A Certax franchise has the potential to be developed to a size that you want - be that a one-man band or a multi-unit business with a number of employees. The work is enjoyable and success is achievable if you're prepared to put the work in.
Richard Hexton - Suffolk
Customers can be demanding, in as much as they expect me to answer the phone or respond to emails promptly, remember exactly who they are and what they do and give them clear, concise advice on whatever problem they have at the time. I am equally demanding in my business dealings and in my relationship with Certax, I have not been disappointed. I must single out the telesales and technical helpline teams for their high quality, consistent support over many years. Although I am not professionally qualified, I now operate two geographic franchises with a large and extremely varied client base. After the initial Certax training course I was competent to take on most everyday accountancy tasks, and, over time, with the support of the helpline team, have successfully undertaken quite complex tax and accounting assignments. With the Certax team behind me I am confident in advising my clients every bit as well as the larger high street firms, whilst maintaining the personal touch.
Ewart – Certax Marlow
To speak to a Certax Accounting representative, please call 0800 0283 018.
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