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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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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