Certax Accounting Ltd
- Mr Keith Bradshaw
- Certax Accounting Ltd
- 01246 200255
- Maynard House, 40 Clarence Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1LQ
About Certax Accounting Ltd
Certax Accounting is a tax advisory and accountancy franchise that serves the needs of local UK business communities. Since the introduction of Self Assessment tax returns, upon which very many people need specialist advice, this has turned into a growing and lucrative market.
The franchise was launched in September 1999, with its first course being held in January 2000, now with offices throughout the UK.
The unique aspect of Certax is that it is supported by the founder’s own Chartered Accountancy practice and is the major accounting and tax advisor franchise in the country supported by a working accountancy practice.
There is no better tutor than a franchisor who has already achieved the success that each franchisee will aspire to emulate.
- Network Size: 51-100 units
- Franchise Type: Management
- Typical Start-up Cost: Qualified Accountants Package: £9,750; Full Accountants Package: £19,750; Bookkeeping: £9,995
- Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
- Franchise Location: Home/Office-based
- Market: B2B
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Our courses are run by professionally qualified accountants, who are known for their pragmatism and practical advice. 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 practice successfully.
Duration of courses are as follows:
Full course – 4 weeks
Qualified course – 3 days
Bookkeeping course - 1 week
Daily Life of a Franchisee
Given the comprehensiveness of Certax training, you do not need to have a background in the accountancy sector, although you will obviously be numerate, enjoy working with figures and be familiar with a personal computer.
You also need to be a good communicator and feel comfortable in meeting people. Other important personal qualities relate to business ambitions and, above all, willingness to operate to Certax Accounting's high standards of professionalism.
Certax Accounting Ltd Case studies
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.
Before joining the Certax network I had over 12 years’ experience in accountancy and banking. I wanted to work for myself and become my own boss; however, lacked the confidence to set up alone and without backing.
Having always wanted to work for myself and with a background in management and management consultancy, I decided, after attending a franchise exhibition, to utilise my degrees!
Chris Gardiner, Jayne and Dave Gardiner
Having worked in the accountancy field for several years, setting up my own practice had always been my aspiration – although a daunting prospect, when preparing to take the first steps of ‘doing it on your own’.
Having now been a Certax Accounting franchisee for over thirteen years, my results during this time have exceeded all expectations in terms of turnover, client numbers and profitability...
Before joining the Certax network in July 2012, I had trained as a chartered accountant and chartered internal auditor. Having wanted to start and run my own business, I began to consider various options.
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.
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.