New accounting franchise launches with first franchisee in Sydney

Sarah Stowe

Avendra Narayan CPA has become the first Australian TaxAssist Accountants franchisee, opening an outlet in Sydney. Avendra Narayan CPA has become the first Australian TaxAssist Accountants franchisee in the Liverpool district of Sydney. Image: TaxAssist

Narayan, who has over 45 years’ experience in accounting, business and finance has opened a shop in the Liverpool district of Sydney, New South Wales.

Joining Australia’s newest network of accountants and becoming its first franchisee, Narayan was attracted to the shop concept and business development initiatives offered by TaxAssist, a well-established business in the UK.

“Many people will ask what makes TaxAssist so different?” said Narayan.

“Really, it boils down to offering a more comprehensive, all round service, specifically for small businesses – if you like – a ‘one-stop-shop’.”

All TaxAssist shops are based in accessible, convenient locations. “The look and feel of the shops are completely different from traditional accounting practices," continues Narayan.

"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 the Forster, Woolgoolga and Taree branches, which opened in January and are operated by Master Franchisees Terry Murphy and Celeste Godwin.