Avendra Narayan CPA has become the first Australian TaxAssist Accountants franchisee. Avendra, who has over 45 years’ experience in accounting, business and finance, has opened a shop in Liverpool in New South Wales.

Joining Australia’s newest network of accountants, and becoming its first franchisee held no fear for Avendra, who was attracted to the shop concept and business development initiatives offered by TaxAssist. “Many people will ask what makes TaxAssist so different?” said Avendra. “Really, it boils down to offering a more comprehensive, all round service, specifically for small businesses – if you like – a ‘one-stopshop’.”

All TaxAssist shops are based in accessible, convenient locations. Avendra continues “The look and feel of the shop are completely different from traditional accounting practices. We know clients will appreciate our open, welcoming look and we want clients to enjoy coming through the door. Gone are the days of feeling inhibited by a trip to your accountant. The shop certainly seems to be working too, in the first two weeks of opening, I signed 14 clients, the majority of which were walk-in clients!”

The Liverpool shop joins Forster, Woolgoolga and Taree which opened in January 16 and are operated by Master Franchisees Terry Murphy and Celeste Godwin.

TaxAssist is looking to grow its network by joining forces with other accountants. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the Australian franchisee recruitment website www.taxassistfranchise.com.au.

TaxAssist has over 280 practices in the UK and over 20 in the Republic of Ireland.