Jan 2013

January 2013 Newsletter – The Odyssey Rebel Motorbike trip and other Outsourced Accounting news

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: APES GB 30 Outsourced Services checklist, cloud, free trial, Outsourcing

It’s early January and the year is already shaping up to be big with outsourcing and the cloud affecting every Australian accountant.

Odyssey rebel motorbike trip – January 2013

Next Sunday 20th January 2013 we kick off the Odyssey Rebel Motorbike trip in Luang Prabang, Laos. We’re taking on the 7 day cultural North tour.

If you are on top of your compliance work and feel like coming then let us know.

Odyssey annual motorbike trip – July 2013

And we still have our regular Odyssey annual motorbike trip starting Sunday 7th July 2013 – let us know if you’d like to be on the mailing list.

This year we are taking into the North West provinces of Vietnam. The photos below taken from when we rode the test trip in late October.

2013 Odyssey annual motorbike trip

In 2012 we visited Far North Vietnam and our sponsor Andy from Act2 has again promised to attend. Last year’s trip video at → http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P9igAn76dw

“The good, the Bad and the Ugly” has identified 2 important trends in Outsourcing and Cloud:

Outsourcing is gaining momentum with 25% of firms using outsourcing, up from 5% the previous year. 13% of remainder will be taking up outsourcing in 2012-13.

Use of Cloud applications has grown from 14% to 45% … Talk to us about Xero and cloud bookkeeping sometime!

Outsourcing gaining momentum

Where’s my free trial?

Yes, we’ve stopped the free trial for new clients. More on our website.

Where is my free trial?

In the News.

Odyssey’s been in the news in October 2012 with the Australian Financial Review discussing SMSF work going offshore.
Stay tuned this year as we’ve been talking to the pre re an article for the IPA and also SMSF magazine.

SMSFs drive flood of work offshore

APES GN 30 Outsourced Services guidance note

The APESB continues to develop the GN 30 Outsourced Services guidance note. In the November 2012 meeting the board considered the latest draft, including a good due diligence checklist in Appendix C contributed by Odyssey Resources.

APES GN 30 Outsourced Services guidance note

Many thanks for reading. If you would like more information on Odyssey’s outsourced accounting services offering then please drop us an email.

From the team at Odyssey.