Certax Accounting

Summary of Operation: An accountancy and tax advisory franchise serving the needs of local business communities. With the support of professionally qualified Chartered Certified Accountants, franchise owners can build and operate their own successful accountancy and tax advisory practice.


Ideal Franchise Owner Profile: A background in accountancy is not essential, although you will obviously need to be numerate, enjoy working with figures and be reasonably computer literate. You will also need to be a good communicator and feel comfortable dealing with people.


Cost of Franchise: From £5,750 + VAT


Year Company Established: 1999


Year of First Franchise Owner: 2000


Training Provided: Initial training comprises a fully structured course, with attendance at our head office in Derbyshire, sandwiched between time spent in home study. The detailed syllabus addresses all aspects of the business.



Support Services Provided: Support is always available from our management team or via the support helpline. During training you will receive a complete set of Certax Accounting Manuals, which can be used for guidance once your branch is opened. Later you will have the opportunity to attend Certax Accounting Update courses to keep you abreast of changes affecting the business.


bfa Membership: Full

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Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

The accountancy market is a solid investment, with thousands of small businesses and sole traders needing services every year. Certax offer full training and support from a qualified team

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Record number of enquiries for Certax Accounting

Certax Accounting, a leading Independent Accountancy and Taxation franchise, began 2012 with a record number of enquiries. These have been complemented by high demand for attendance at Certax’s presentation days, at which prospective franchise owners can learn more about the franchise, along...

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Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

Looking at franchise opportunities and a bright future in accountancy? Then the brightest option is to talk to Certax. The accountancy market is a solid investment, with thousands of small businesses and sole traders needing services every year. Certax offer full training and support from a...

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Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

Qualified Accounts Package If you are a Qualified or experienced Accountant why not consider our Qualified Accounts package from £5,750.

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Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

"Joining Certax network has met all my expectations and more. In my first year I have signed £62,000 of fee income... having done nothing more than work with the Certax system with a bit of commitment." David Nicoll

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Certax franchise owner opens second office

Since joining accountancy and tax franchise Certax, in January 2000, Sharon Neal’s business has developed enormously with the help and support of the Certax head office. Neal said: “I am currently operating two offices, one in Manor Road, Ossett and the new office in Outwood, Wakefield....

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Alex Davidson - Certax franchise owners

Before launching my Certax franchise in June this year, I worked for RBS for three years within the relations department, dealing with large commercial businesses, which generated anything from £5 million to £25 million. I have always wanted to work for myself, so I decided to...

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Certax's foundational franchise owners sign for 3rd term

Certax Accounting has granted a third term to its first franchise operation, owned by Steve and Jan Fenn and their daughter Victoria Sharp. The trio have completed 10 years with the accountancy franchise and their franchise agreement extension will take them through to 2015. "We are all...

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Certax Accounting names its top performers

Accountancy franchise Certax Accounting has hailed the performance of two of its top franchise owners. The company has named franchise owner for Rugby & West Northants, David Nicoll 'Best Performing Certax Accountant 2008/2009' and Falmouth franchise owner Vincenzo Rubino 'Best Performing...

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Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

Looking at franchise opportunities and a bright future in accountancy?

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Looking for a bright future in accountancy?

Looking at franchise opportunities? Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice? Then the brightest option is to talk to CerTax. The accountancy market is a solid investment, with thousands of small businesses and sole traders needing services every year.

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CerTax Accounting franchise owner wins regional award

CerTax Accounting franchise owner David Nicoll FFA has been named Midlands Business Person of the Year for 2009. He was presented with the award in the presence of Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt (pictured (L)'with David) at a gala ceremony on 30th January at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole...

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Looking for a bright future in accountancy?

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Looking for a bright future in accountancy?

Looking at franchise opportunities? Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

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Looking for a bright future in accountancy?

Looking at franchise opportunities? Thinking about starting your own accountancy practice?

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Get your financial future off to a flying start

More than 100 franchisees are already enjoying the freedom and benefits of running their own CerTax Accounting Practice

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Mark Brown, South Leicestershire

The diversity of the job keeps me focused

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A less taxing way to becoming your own boss

More than 100 franchisees are already enjoying the freedom and benefits of running their own CerTax Accounting Practice

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TARGET: £350k pa

Rugby based Certax Accounting franchisee David Nicoll has reached a new milestone for the company's franchisee network by becoming its largest single operation.

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A less taxing way to becoming your own boss

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Be your own boss with CerTax Accounting

As more and more individuals choose self-employment, accountants that deliver personal, professional and varied accountancy and taxation services are increasingly in demand

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Three franchisees join CerTax board

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Franchisee Diary: Richard Hexton, Suffolk

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...

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Get your financial future off to a flying start ...

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I had been working in London but was fed-up with the commute everyday. I began looking for franchises where I would be able to utilise my skills and experiences. I narrowed down potential franchises to about three but after speaking to Certax I quickly realised they would be able to provide the flexibility and support I was looking for.

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David Nicoll, Certax, Daventry

I had spent 10 years working in London when I decided that I had had enough of the long daily commute. I looked at my opportunities and decided that I would go for it and work for myself.

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Sharon Neal, CerTax Accounting, Wakefield

As a CerTax Accounting franchisee I can work the hours that suit my family, and I have bought an Audi TT - something I have always wanted. It's a good life and I wouldn't change it. In fact I'd find it very difficult working for someone else.

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Before Becoming a Franchisee I was...

With 25 years of experience as an accountant, Paul Matthews knew exactly what he was looking for when he invested in the CerTax Accounting franchise. "I've worked for a number of medium to large size companies but I became frustrated with the corporate politics that often occurs between departments of big businesses,"reveals Paul. "I liked the idea of opening a small practice, went for my...

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Certax Accounting: A less taxing way to becoming your own boss

More than 100 Franchisees are already enjoying the freedom and benefits of running their own Certax Accounting Practice...

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CerTax: The Accountancy & Tax Advisory Franchise That Embodies Quality And Professionalism

The Accountancy & Tax Advisory Franchise That Embodies Quality And Professionalism

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The Accountancy & Tax Advisory Franchise That Embodies Quality And Professionalism. Three CerTax franchisees tell their story...

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CerTax Accounting

Supported by an active qualified Accountancy Practice, anyone with some financial experience and plenty of ambition can own and operate a successful tax and accountancy advisory franchise, CerTax Accounting Founder Keith Bradshaw tells Rachel Spaul

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