TaxAssist adds up to success for former bank staff

If you are one of thousands of people in the banking and finance sectors facing an uncertain future, why not take control of your working life and become part of a burgeoning network of accountants who specifically service the needs of small businesses?

For more than 20 years, TaxAssist Accountants has helped many finance professionals establish their own accountancy practice, earn a good income, as well as building a saleable asset for their future. 

Franchisees can either carry out the accountancy work themselves or employ accountants while they concentrate on building the business, holding client meetings and networking. What is important is that you have plenty of energy, a friendly persona and have a desire to succeed.

Phil Sullivan, Group Operations Director of TaxAssist Accountants, knows the advantages of having experience in banking, first hand.

“During a 26-year career at a major clearing bank, which culminated in me gaining Executive Management status, I saw the way that job security within the finance sector ebbed and flowed with the times,” explained Phil. “I decided to leave the bank as I wanted to work for myself and be the master of my own destiny – something I would encourage anyone working in the current precarious world of banking to consider.

“Our franchisees join TaxAssist for a variety of reasons – some are seeking a better work/life balance, some wish to commute less, while others want to break free and work for themselves.

“Becoming a TaxAssist franchisee offers a fantastic opportunity to use skills, experience and knowledge that you have built up over your career to maximise your success. With our help and support, we can help you to achieve your personal goals, whether you’re working towards a five or 25-year contract. With our retail style shop concept which is so convenient for the small business owner we know how successful you could be.”

With its well-established brand and reputation for breaking with tradition, TaxAssist Accountants stand out from the crowd. The majority of its franchisees operate from highly accessible and welcoming shop front premises designed specifically to appeal to the small business target market.

TaxAssist Accountants’ franchise model focuses on working with hundreds of small business clients rather than a few larger ones, so that should one client leave, the risk to the overall business is negligible.

Tax and accountancy services are always in demand, and servicing this bountiful market (small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2015) means your work remains relatively uncomplicated. Services offered by the TaxAssist Accountants network include year-end accounts, tax returns, bookkeeping, VAT returns, payroll and cash flow projections.

After consistently winning awards in both the franchising and accountancy sectors, TaxAssist continues to help its network achieve double digit growth year on year and now services over 60,000 clients from more than 280 shops and offices.

Each franchisee operates an exclusive territory, and there are still many areas and resale opportunities available across the UK.

Phil added: “I am more than happy to meet any interested parties at one of our regular discovery days in Norwich to discuss the TaxAssist Accountants franchise opportunity in more detail. These events are a great opportunity for prospective franchisees to meet the senior support team, and learn more about how we work with you to help you to establish your own substantial business.”

August 2016

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