TaxAssist Accountants launched in Australia in 2015 with Terry Murphy and Celeste Godwin as Master Franchisees. For personal reasons, Terry and Celeste relinquished the Master Franchise rights in 2020 and experienced businesswoman Mandy Sigaloff was appointed as Managing Director for Australia to drive up the growth of the network.
Mandy said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role and really excited by the potential of TaxAssist Accountants in Australia. I will be working closely with franchisees and the experienced support teams in both Australia and the UK to ensure the brand reaches its full potential, with plans to expand to more than 200 franchised areas across all states in Australia.
“Small business clients have never needed the services of our accountants more, as they navigate their way through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering a friendly, convenient, local service, from welcoming, well located shops, the TaxAssist Accountants network is ideally placed to service this increase in demand and I’m looking forward to driving the expansion of the network to cater to this demand. I would urge anyone interested in finding out more about TaxAssist Accountants to contact me for further information.”
Mandy’s background is in marketing, advertising and media, having worked in magazines, radio and TV, in both the UK and Australia, before moving into digital media. She launched ‘OSOYOU’ for Bright Station Ventures in London, which became part of the biggest online fashion network in Europe, before moving to Sydney in 2009. The following year, Mandy launched an affiliate fashion aggregation website and was listed as ‘Business Woman Of The Year’ in 2012 by online publication Dynamic Business.
Mandy served as an Independent Director of NZX and AZX-listed company Trilogy International Ltd from 2013 to April 2018, when it was acquired by CITIC Capital for NZ$240 million. She has run an advertising and marketing agency representing UK and Australia clients including Marks and Spencer, Charles Tywhitt, Cotton Traders, BIBO Water and Industrial Hearing Services and is an e-commerce consultant, and trainer in marketing and digital media. Mandy is also a board member of ‘Heads Over Heals’, which supports Australian female entrepreneurs through game changing connections.
Karl Sandall, Chief Executive Director of The TaxAssist Group, said: “Mandy Sigaloff is a fantastic addition to our team. She brings with her a wealth of business experience across a variety of sectors, and her energy and expertise will be invaluable as we work together to drive the expansion of the TaxAssist Accountants brand across Australia.
“Mandy will be the first point of contact for anyone wishing to join the TaxAssist Accountants network, as well as overseeing the operation of the Support Centre team which provides training, technical and marketing advice and assistance.
“We would like to thank Terry and Celeste for their contribution to growing the TaxAssist Accountants network and wish them well for their future.”
To contact Mandy, follow this link.