Australian Franchises

First Class Accounts

Proudly Australia’s largest bookkeeping franchise, First Class Accounts franchisees help small businesses work smarter and grow faster with accurate, compliant and local bookkeeping services.

Franchise Details
Name:First Class Accounts
Concept:Bookkeeping Franchise
Investment:$0 - $50,000
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First Class opportunity to have your own bookkeeping practice.

First Class Accounts, Australia's largest bookkeeping franchise, has opportunities for
franchise marketing territories throughout Australia. Looking to be in business for yourself,
while enjoying the security of solid backing in training, support and marketing? Consider
our affordable franchise opportunity.

First Class Accounts operators take pride in delivering a range of services to help small and medium-sized businesses work smarter through delivery of accurate bookkeeping services, timely management reporting, compliant statutory returns, staff training, set-up of accounting and office software, plus support with cash flow and debt management.

Since its inception in 2000, our network of professional bookkeepers who we have trained has helped us go from strength to strength and achieve industry recognition. Now, with around 150 franchises nationally we are Australia’s leading bookkeeping brand, and we continue to build on our success.

First Class Accounts – leading bookkeeping organisation: work smarter, grow faster, live better.

Qualifications required

Whilst it is not necessary to be a practicing bookkeeper or accountant, a First Class Accounts franchisee should be computer-literate, have experience in record keeping, have an eye for detail, and have a passion for helping small businesses to succeed. If this sounds like you then you could be ideal for our team. We are looking for people who:

  • Would love to work for themselves yet would appreciate the support and mentoring of a national office
  • Ideally have had some experience or training in bookkeeping or accounting
  • Enjoy helping people grow their own businesses
  • Like to learn, share knowledge, and be part of a team
  • Possess a positive spirit, a ‘can-do’ attitude and outlook

Combine this with the motivation and readiness to develop your own business, a commitment to the highest standards of customer service, plus the readiness to take on the responsibilities of a business owner, and you’ll have what it takes to join and succeed in our network.

Training for success

We provide seven (7) weeks extensive training - via both correspondence and live-in training, after which you will be licensed to commence business as a First Class Accounts business owner. Together with our registered training organisation partners we’ll also assist you to work towards the Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and to gain accreditation to provide BAS services.

Our unique comprehensive training programs incorporate:

  • Unlimited access to members of our National Office support team.
  • A comprehensive 13 week ‘Kick Start’ business launch program.
  • Learning how to source, capture and develop your own client base. We will also send you any bookkeeping leads we receive that are within your territory.
  • Mentorship: we buddy you with an established and successful First Class Accounts franchisee to guide you in the early stages of your business.
  • Free access to regular state-based Regional Training Sessions, our franchisee advisory forums and members’ website, one-on-one business development meetings, and the opportunity to attend our annual conference.
  • Access to the First Class Accounts strategic alliance partnership programs.
  • Partnerships with MYOB, Xero and QuickBooks software providers

Marketing Support

Brand marketing and lead generation activities are undertaken at both national level, and at local level
where our national office will assist you in local area marketing activities.

National Advertising and Promotion

National marketing and branding is undertaken by the First Class Accounts

  • Corporate website and search engine optimisation activities
  • On-line listings and social media activities
  • Formation of strategic alliance relationships
  • Direct response television advertising (DRTV)
  • Direct mail
  • Professional memberships and subscriptions

Local area marketing

  • Contribution to membership of local business network groups
  • Branded marketing collateral, uniforms, signage
  • Local press exposure
  • Unaddressed local direct mail
  • Referrals through strategic alliance partnerships
  • Business presentations for prospective clients
  • Advice on other initiatives

What our Franchisees say

‘I started my First Class Accounts business in May 2002. I recently signed on for my third contract term. This in itself is testament to the positive experience I have had as a First Class Accounts franchisee, over this extended period of time’Andrew Eustace, First Class Accounts - St. Ives, NSW

'We have been with First Class Accounts since 2005 and had no hesitation in renewing our contract for a further five years last November.Our tenure with First Class Accounts has seen us form lasting personal and professional relationships with this great bunch of franchisees, and give us the confidence to run our business to meet our personal and business goals.'Charmaine and Tony Perry, First Class Accounts – The Entrance, NSW

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