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The tax and accounting industries are constantly evolving, and that makes it more challenging for accountants and tax professionals to manage. Padgett can help you conquer those challenges and achieve the success and growth you require.

Why Padgett?

For over fifty years, Padgett has been operating a network of accounting and tax franchise locations across Canada and the USA. Padgett franchisees provide a unique combination of business and information services that help their clients stay compliant and run their businesses more successfully.





Padgett Franchise Opportunity

As a new Padgett franchisee, you receive:

  • Extensive one-on-one training
  • Professional support in tax, technology, systems, and marketing
  • Preferential access to cutting edge cloud technology
  • National account status with major tech firms
  • Conferences, webinars, and on-demand learning opportunities to keep your professional knowledge up-to-date
  • Marketing and sales support
  • Easy access to a community of seasoned Padgett franchise owners
  • Extensive knowledge of the market
  • The Padgett brand affords instant credibility backed by over half a century of know-how and experience

If you already operate an independent tax or accounting business, Padgett can help you get to the next level.

In addition to everything in our start-up program, you’ll have all the resources to solve your greatest challenges, modernize your operation, and give you a competitive edge.

  • Keeping up with regulatory, tax, and accounting changes
    • Access to experienced professional support staff
    • Continuous updates, webinars, and training resources
    • Earn CPE credits
  • The right technology stack for you and your clients
    • Cloud based systems at preferential pricing extended exclusively to Padgett by major technology companies
    • Customer solutions
  • Growth
    • Expanded service lines
    • Marketing for lead generation

Start a conversation today!

Contact our Executive VP, Hal Canaan

We help you take control of your business and reach your professional goals!

Am I A Good Fit?

Our network represents a diverse range of people who are unified in a few simple ways and share a common goal.

Convert my firm Start my firm

  • You may be a good fit for the Padgett Network if:

  • You’re entrepreneurial. You’re always looking for new opportunities to improve. You’re flexible and not afraid to try something new.
  • You’re a good leader. You’re independent yet coachable. You’re self-motivated and can motivate others.
  • You’re familiar with the accounting industry. Maybe you already own a practice, or maybe you’re working as a staff accountant for someone else.
  • You’re customer-focused. You have a passion for helping clients with their finances.
  • You’re ready for more freedom. You like the idea of being your own boss. You want to have more control over when, where, how, and with whom you work.


Hear from our Padgett

Tom & Amy Friedel Padgett
Entrepreneurs since 2008

Janet Kaup
Padgett Entrepreneur since 2002

We build success stories, one entrepreneur at a time. It's time to start accounting for yourself!

Join Padgett

Your investment amounts to about $50,000, of which $37,500 is for the franchise and training fees and $10,000 to $15,000 for equipment and working capital. In your first year of operation, Padgett will deploy about $4,000 to support your marketing activities.

The Franchise and training fees are payable in full upfront. Padgett does not offer financing.

You are required to attend training covering systems, operations, technology, taxation, payroll, and, most importantly, marketing and sales. Upon completion of the training, you will be ready to open your doors for business.

Padgett has a collaboration agreement with Intuit for the use of their cloud-based accounting program, QuickBooks Online. Intuit is a leading financial management software provider. Padgett also enjoys National account status with several technology companies, including Thomson Reuters, for the use of their professional tax software.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions.

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