Frequently Asked Questions

What does A-Plus Bookkeeping look for in a new franchise owner joining the team?

We are looking for team players, hardworking, self-motivated people with excellent customer service skills. If you have a positive can-do attitude with enthusiasm and commitment to working for yourself and owning your own business, then you will be a great candidate to join our team.

 

What qualification do you need to become a A-Plus Bookkeeping franchisee?

You do not need to have any formal qualifications to become a A-Plus Bookkeeping franchisee. We train all our franchisees to a level where they have the ability to obtain the Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping and BAS Agent registration. Some experience in administration and accounts, aptitude for numbers, and computer literacy is naturally advantageous.

Do new franchisees have to “PASS” Training?

Yes, the quality of service we provide to clients is of utmost importance to protect and develop the brand. We therefore have extensive training and ongoing support in place to make sure franchisees develop the skills and knowledge needed to confidently service their clients. Periodic Quality Control Reviews helps ensure compliance and that skills are updated.

What services will you be able to offer to your clients?

As a A-Plus Bookkeeping franchisee, you’ll provide your clients with a valuable range of bookkeeping related products and business services. These services assist business owners with record keeping, BAS returns and filings, plus informative, timely reporting, enabling owners to spend less time on their books and more time developing their business. Some of these products and services include:

  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Payroll services
  • Preparation of BAS
  • Cash flow reporting and analysis
  • Receivables management
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Year-end processes
  • General accounting, bookkeeping compliance work and office management systems
  • Training and support in MYOB, Reckon and Xero software

Where is Training held?

  • 3 weeks initial training is online.
  • 1-week face to face training is held at Head office in Melbourne.

What kind of marketing support will I get?

  • An important aspect of your training is in regards to the marketing procedures required to run your own business.
  • Each individual franchise is responsible for their local marketing activities. Our dedicated marketing team is also available to provide our franchisees with any assistance or ongoing local marketing support they may require.
  • We encourage all franchisees to screen their ideas through the marketing department.
  • All local level promotion activity must be organised and approved through National Office. A catalogue of available artwork is made available to all franchisees.
  • National Office is responsible for brand recognition and lead generation at a national level.

Do I have to rent out office space or can I work from home?

A lot of tax and bookkeeping franchise companies require you to lease an office after a 12-month period. However, with A-Plus Bookkeeping this is not required or is compulsory. Keep in mind several of our current franchisees have been with us over 3 years and has large volumes of work and found best to lease an office premises in time.

Do I need my Certificate IV in Bookkeeping/Accounting prior to joining A-Plus Bookkeeping?

No, we do not require you to have your Certificate IV in Bookkeeping/Accounting prior to joining our team.

However, during the first 24 months you will be trained and supervised to a level where you will be able to obtain the Certificate IV and become a registered BAS Agent. You will be working under our “umbrella” until you are a BAS Agent, supervised by our Senior BAS Agent and Bookkeeper.

Our only requirement is that you obtain your BAS agent registration within 24 months of joining our team.

Will I have the flexibility to work my own hours?

Yes, the systems in place at A-Plus Bookkeeping gives you the freedom to work around your family and your lifestyle whilst still earning an income.

 

How do I run a successful business and receive a high income?

We have perfected the system of getting paid. Our clients love our safe and secure system and you will too. It helps with not only your cashflow, but also with ensuring you get paid monthly. This allows you to know what your revenue will be, which is great in that it takes the guess work out of your cash flow and gives you peace of mind!

 

 

How do we get you started?

As a A-Plus Bookkeeping franchisee, you’ll be supported every step of the way to build your business. You’ll benefit from:

  • Our initial 3-week intensive online training.
  • Training consists on modules and online assessments.
  • You will be given log in details to access our online portal.
  • After passing online assessments, we will arrange 1-week face to face training session at our head office in Melbourne. In this training session you will learn how to source, capture and develop your own client base.
  • Unlimited access to our National Office support team who are trained to assist you with every aspect of your business.

How much will franchise cost?

Base Investment – $9,000 including GST – provides setup, marketing, induction and orientation.

What are ongoing fees?

There are no ongoing fees for the first year.

In year 2 and onwards – fee options are either $100 plus GST as minimum monthly fee or 14% of charged work capped at $600 a month (T&C’s apply)

*All income guarantees are subject to T&C’s

Do I need to be a bookkeeper to join A-Plus Bookkeeping?

No, not necessarily. If you have a passion for numbers but haven’t had practical experience in bookkeeping, we provide all the training you will need to offer bookkeeping services under our guidance.

Is there ongoing training?

Yes, there is ongoing training to keep you current with software upgrades, changes in legislation and tax office and other compliance requirements.

We also conduct regular webinars in which franchisees can participate from the convenience of their own office.

We strongly advise all franchisees to attend the seminars, webinars and workshops provided by the major software providers and Australian Tax Office.

Our Franchise Support Manager will assist you in developing your annual business and training plans in order to enable you to attain your personal goals.

Do I pay for leads that are passed through Head Office?

No, you do not pay for leads. We pass on all leads and enquiries at no charge to you. This streamlined system allows us to gather some information on potential clients which we relay to you.

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