Setting up Business with Certax
So what is involved in becoming a Certax Franchisee
Initial Training Course:
Full Accountants Package;
Your initial training comprises a fully structured course, with attendance at our headquarters in Derbyshire, sandwiched between time spent in home study. The detailed syllabus addresses all the aspects you will be dealing with and includes:
- Comprehensive Business and Personal Taxation
- Accounts preparation
- P.A.Y.E., V.A.T. and Book-keeping
- Day-to-day office practice
Towards the end of the training programme, so as to further prepare you to handle your own client workload, you will spend time working on actual 'live' cases at one of our offices, with the assistance of a trainer.
When you return and open for business in your local area, you will continue to receive close guidance as you get started. During training, you will be issued with a complete set of Certax Accounting Manuals, to which to refer to on business matters.
Qualified Accountants Package;
You will receive a 3 day Practice update course covering:
- Practice Management
- Software options & overview
- Current Tax legislation update
This will be a 3 days course giving you the necessary skills to operate your Certax Book-keeping Practice and will include:
- Double entry Bookkeeping including the highly rated VT Bookkeeping Software
- Setting Up
One of the advantages of being a Certax Franchisee is that commercial premises are not initially required and, in the same way as Keith Bradshaw began, you can operate from home. You simply need a room as a private office and for meetings with clients.
A summary of office equipment and other requirements will be made clear prior to the training course. In due course, as your practice grows, you may have to plan to move into separate offices.
Many of our franchisees have however moved or even started trading from commercial premises, using our expertise in how to market and promote such facilities in the most beneficial manner.