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.
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!
Where’s my free trial?
Yes, we’ve stopped the free trial for new clients. More on our website.
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.
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.
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.