TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants, and leading tax and accounting franchise, is now launching in Canada. This is following successful expansion to the Republic of Ireland, Australia and the USA.
The Master Franchise rights will cover the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with the operation headed up by Niraj Mehta, Senior Vice President of Business Operations at QX Global Group. Niraj is a qualified chartered accountant, with almost 20 years of experience spanning various roles in professional service organizations, including 13 years at KPMG.
Karl Sandall, Chief Executive Director of The TaxAssist Group, said: “We are delighted to have awarded our Canadian Master Franchise rights to the internationally known and respected QX Global Group. The team are all highly skilled individuals who share our passion and vision, which, combined with our 25 years’ experience in building and running a leading franchise network, bodes well for future success.”
QX Global Group is expecting a surge of interest in franchising in Canada during and post the coronavirus pandemic, as accountants re-think their professional lives.
TaxAssist Canada will be QX Global Group’s first big investment in 2021. Franchising is an area of strategic focus and continued investment for QX Global Group as it expands capabilities to help accountants in industry, individuals with a financial background, as well as those that already own an accounting practice and wish to develop as part of a global brand.
Chris Robinson FCCA, Executive Chairman and Founder of QX Global Group, stated: “We are constantly exploring strategic opportunities where we can add value, and this partnership with The TaxAssist Group hits all the right buttons. We look forward to building on our long-standing relationship with TaxAssist, and this just seems like a natural progression to establish a new line of services in the North American region.
“Canada has one of the largest franchise industries in the world, and there are currently no businesses in Canada which are offering a uniquely-packaged accounts, tax and advisory service dedicated to small businesses, so Canada represents a significant growth opportunity for the TaxAssist Accountants brand.”
The Master Franchisee team are looking to acquire an existing accounting practice and convert this to a TaxAssist Accountants operation by April 2021, along with launching franchisee recruitment activity and hosting Discovery Days, for anyone interested in finding out more about the franchise model. The team will be engaging with Rina Mancini who has a long standing relationship with The TaxAssist Group.