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May 2018

The (Accounting) Outsourcing/Offshoring Firm of the Futur Part 1

The (Accounting) Outsourcing/Offshoring.. Firm of the Future…Part 1

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Outsourcing, workforce

With the competition for offshoring and outsourcing heating up, we thought it might be a good time to look at the future of offshoring and outsourcing. In looking at the firm of the future, there are several obvious recent trends that will impact the future of work completed offshore. Amongst these trends are: Mobility of workforce. Previously many foreign students …

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Apr 2018

What Australian accountants are really thinking about Outsourcing

What Australian accountants are really thinking about Outsourcing

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, Outsourcing

Outsourcing has been in the news recently, and online comments on what Australian accountants are thinking about outsourcing are quite enlightening. So what are they actually thinking? Trolling through some Australian online sites, we’ve found some interesting comments. Australian accountants are: concerned about the impact of outsourcing have seen poor work quality Have concerns that the foreign worker does not …

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Apr 2018

Mediocrity and the offshore worker

Mediocrity and the offshore worker

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: gig economy, offshore worker, Seat Leasing, value pricing

There is a large amount of Australian compliance work being done overseas, and recently there have been cheaper “offshore” offerings by labour hire firms. These labour hire firms tend to offer a controlled offering, which seems to be accepted in line with the traditional business model some accountants understand and prefer. Newer accounting business model adoptees are ok with the …

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Apr 2018

2018 The year to bring Bookkeeping back inhouse and outsourced

2018 – the year to bring Bookkeeping back inhouse, and outsourced.

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting software, Australian bookkeeping, cloud, Outsourced bookkeeping

Bookkeeping has been on the backburner for quite some time. A lot of accountants have been focused on the complexity of compliance, the cloud, digitization, and automation. At the same time, there’s been a battle in the SMSF arena as the competition heats up, and not just between accountants who have been outsourcing overseas, but also with newcomers in the …

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Apr 2018

The Top 9 reasons why your Accounting firm probably isn’t Outsourcing

The Top 9 reasons why your Accounting firm probably isn’t Outsourcing

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Outsourcing, top 9 reasons

As you’ve probably seen from our blog postings, there are plenty of benefits of outsourcing accounting and tax compliance. However, we’ve also seen a lot of people come up with excuses as to why accounting outsourcing won’t work for their firm. So we thought this week we’d give you the “Best of the Best” excuses about why people haven’t gone …

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Mar 2018

3 Tips to make Outsourcing a success

3 Tips to make Outsourcing a success…

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: flexibility, Outsourcing Tips, Seamless process

From the past year we’ve identified 3 tips important to making outsourcing a success: Tip 1. Select a large Outsourcing services provider who has plenty of experience in the marketplace, and plenty of resources to allow you to expand. Whilst the newer comers into the Outsourcing space might seem attractive, the lower cost usually comes at a price. The lack …

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Mar 2018

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Offshore workers not equal: the importance of a good due diligence.

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: due diligence, employee benefits, offshore labour, Outsourcing

More recently we’ve been blogging about the desire of offshore labour providers (offshoring) to have above market remuneration and conditions, which allows them to pass on the (hidden) cost of these conditions to the client, usually the Australian accounting firm. We were recently exchanging communication with an offshore services provider in the Philippines recently related to our blog on Offshore labour …

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Mar 2018

Do Offshore BPO workers have the last laugh?

Do Offshore BPO workers have the last laugh?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Career growth, offshore labour, Salary, Training

We were reading some reviews the other day of some of the Offshore workers comments on various review sites. Sites such as glassdoor.com, indeed.com or jobstreet.com can give some excellent reviews not only of the working conditions in the company, but also whether employees think they are getting a fair deal. The “fair deal” includes not only remuneration, but the …