For personal reasons, the original Master Franchisees relinquished the Master Franchise rights in 2020 and a new company was created: TaxAssist Direct Australia Pty Ltd. Experienced businesswoman Mandy Sigaloff was appointed as Managing Director for Australia to drive up the growth of the network with a shareholding in the company, with The TaxAssist Group as the majority shareholder.

As Managing Director, Mandy is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to join the TaxAssist Accountants network, as well as overseeing the operation of the Support Centre team which provides training, technical and marketing advice and assistance.

Franchising in Australia

Each year The Franchise Council of Australia and Griffiths University survey the franchise market.

The latest survey reports that:

  • There are 1,344 business format franchise systems operating
  • There are an estimated 98,000 franchised units
  • Franchising employs over 598,000 people

The Franchise Council of Australia Limited (FCA) is the peak body for the $184 billion franchise sector in Australia, representing franchisees, franchisors and service providers to the sector.

The franchise opportunity

Small business clients have never needed the services of our accountants more, as they navigate their way through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering a friendly, convenient, local service, from welcoming, well located shops, the TaxAssist Accountants network is ideally placed to service this increase in demand.

TaxAssist Accountants franchises are available across all states in Australia, providing qualified accounting professionals the opportunity to build a successful and profitable accounting practice, and an asset for the future.

Franchisees join us with a recognised accounting qualification, typically, CPA, CA and NTAA and have a mix of industry and practice backgrounds. Franchisees will also have a tax agent licence, and if not, we can provide supervision for those that are in the following Tax Practitioners Board classifications:

  • 201 – Tertiary qualifications in accountancy
  • 202 – Tertiary qualifications in a discipline other than accountancy
  • 203 – Diploma or higher award in accounting
  • 204 – Tertiary qualifications in law

Next steps

Book yourself a free Discovery Session, which is a 45-minute online presentation held at a time and day that is convenient for you. It’s a chance for us to bring our great opportunity to life, to talk through the model and the leading support that we provide and give you the chance to ask your initial questions. We can host these by Zoom or over the phone.

If you are interested in a TaxAssist Accountants franchise in Australia, then please download our prospectus via the button below, call our recruitment team on +61 1300 513334, email [email protected], or click here to book onto a Discovery Session.

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It has been a tremendous honour to lead the company for the last 20 years. When I looked around the office today at the fantastic support team we have built up, now numbering over 60 and knowing that more than 2,000 people now make their living from the TaxAssist brand, it makes me incredibly proud.

Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director

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