TaxAssist Accountants opens in Lewisham
Nationwide franchise accounting service, TaxAssist Accountants has extended its reach with the opening of a new shop in Lewisham in south London, run by Hicham Al Maghouch
14 May 2019
This is the first franchise for Al Maghouch, who previously worked in business. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate world, working closely with clients ranging from small businesses to government agencies, to running projects in collaboration with colleagues and business partners.
‘As I am not wired to take on large risks, the appeal of a franchise was comforting as it has proven business model, a strong brand and the support one gets from the franchisor,’ explained Hicham.
‘As I investigated various options and carried out a large amount of due diligence, TaxAssist Accountants offered everything on my checklist.
‘Numbers and spreadsheets is where I feel most at ease. Coupled with my relationship management skills, people leadership and attention to detail, I am confident I will achieve my ambition of running a successful business. Above all, an ethos of treating others fairly and respectfully, hard work and commitment, as well as creating an enjoyable place to work for one’s employees will take my business from strength to strength in the long run. I am looking forward to the many challenges and the multiple rewards.’
The shop at 338 Lewisham High Street offers tailored tax and accountancy services for small businesses and individual taxpayers across the Lewisham area.
TaxAssist Accountants Lewisham specialises in providing accountancy services, company tax returns, self-assessment returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings and tax advice to small businesses. In addition, it also offers QuickBooks Online and Receipt Bank to help business owners manage their finances and scan receipts, as well as preparing clients for Making Tax Digital for VAT compliance.
‘I am so pleased with the look and feel of the shop. It will provide the ideal environment for me to meet with clients to discuss their tax and accountancy needs,’ added Al Maghouch.
TaxAssist has 206 franchises across the UK and is ranked 23rd in the Accountancy Daily Top 75 Firms ranking with fee income of £39.6m for 2018 year end, and is the largest franchise accounting operation in the country. It has 202 principals and nearly 900 staff are employed at the various branches.