Mar 2017

Goodbye to Compliance Jobs, but will Robots meet with your clients?

By: Odyssey Automation
Tags: Automation, compliance, offshore, Robots

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Compliance. But just how far will robots and automation shave off the compliance workload. And will robots meet with your clients? In mid last year there was excitement on the release of robots which mimic human walking habits, with videos released of the humanoid Durus. Later last year a massive 4 metre Avatar like robot was built in South …


Mar 2017

Australian Tax Workers: Is the next wage push just around the corner?

By: Odyssey Publication
Tags: Offshoring, overseas, Wages pressure

Recently Morgan McKinley released their 2017 Accounting & finance Salary guides. Focusing on the compliance salaries in Accounting & Finance Salaries in Commerce & Industry the more interesting numbers come from the “Tax Accounting” side with newly qualified accountants being paid $70,000 to $90,000; Senior accountants being paid $90,000 to $120,000; Managers $100,000 to $150,000; Senior Managers $140,000 to $180,000; and Directors/Heads from …


Mar 2017

The future is online (and offshore) for Australian Compliance…

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: compliance, Disruption, programming

There was an interesting article in the Australian online news recently that a few years ago would have been scoffed at without further thought. The article was titled: “Is coding the blue collar job of the future?” and suggested that using the analogy of the building industry, we not only need architects and engineers and designers but also a lot of …


Mar 2017

Are we irrevocably losing Compliance skills in Australia?…

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Automation, compliance, job loss, Offshoring, Outsourcing

I had a chat with a firm the other day that was resisting outsourcing and going to keep hiring local staff, on the pretext that managers of the future had always come from within the ranks. Late last year we blogged about the possible trend to bring the jobs back home as a result of changes in the Australian political climate. …