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Apr 2020

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Australian accountants: Are you working as best as you can in remote mode?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, Ad hoc work, Australian Accountant, Compliance Work, WORKING FROM HOME

We’re seeing and hearing from our clients that some of them have been taken by surprise by the recent and quick move to lock down in Australia. Despite providing pretty much the same compliance services to the public, remote work for firms has been a huge range from “not a problem” to “very difficult”. For more progressive firm owners who …

16

Apr 2020

Accounting Compliance firms valuation drops in the face of SME closures

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, Australian compliance, COVID19, systemisation, valuation

I was speaking to an accountant who has a business assisting accounting firms get their practices ready for sale, usually when they are retiring. He assists both buyers and sellers. Basically the premise of valuation of an accounting firm is a multiple of the annual revenue, with individual returns having a lower multiple than other “stickier” clients. There’s a lot …

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Apr 2020

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Australian SMSF auditors: including the extra Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Notification

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Australian Accountant, COVID19, SMSF, SMSF audit, SMSF auditors

With the longer term impact of COVID-19 as yet one of the unknowns, there has been recent news regarding disclosure requirements for SMSF trustees who have not yet completed their 2019 financial year accounts. We’ve seen some recommendations related to the need to disclose the pandemic as a significant event in the “Events subsequent to Balance Date”. Accountants should be …

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Apr 2020

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Australian Tax Compliance offshore: Cracks in the offshore full time labour model

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Ad hoc resources, Australian compliance, Cost Savings, Fixed offshore model, Future for offshoring

Australian accountants are looking to a 6-12 month business slowdown, and possibly longer, and are starting to cut fixed costs. Those fixed costs which can easily be released are the offshore full time labour force, which usually require 1-3 months notification to let the staff be returned to the offshore labour firm. Those firms will still need resources for ad-hoc …

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Mar 2020

Forex Risks- It’s time for Australian accounting firms with offshore labour resources need to look at the fine print

Forex Risks: It’s time for Australian accounting firms with offshore labour resources to look at the fine print

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting, Fixed offshore model, forex risk, Outsourced Services

The Australian dollar is diving down. Australian SME’s need to not only manage supply chains in a difficult time, but also manage the foreign exchange issues. Since the beginning of 2020, many offshore markets such as Vietnam, India and Philippines are observing a big down in foreign exchange rate with Australian dollar. For example, Philippine peso has gone down from …

19

Mar 2020

The Coronavirus challenge: Forget the historical Compliance work, now is the time for Australian accounting firms to be working real-time with their SME clients to support and ensure their survival…!

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting, COVID19, Outsourced offshore, REAL-TIME

The world has been scrambling to deal with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Governments are limiting travel and imposing quarantines to curb the spread of the Virus. Conferences and meetings are being cancelled. Key supply chains around the world are disrupted. Many businesses are struggling, releasing staff, or just shuttering their doors. Accounting firms are operating in a difficult environment with …

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Mar 2020

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Top 5 Accounting Trends Which Will Shape Australian Accounting Industry in 2020, and Beyond

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: accounting trends, Cloud Accounting, Millennials, paperless accounting, realtime

Being an Australian accounting professional, you will wish to maintain your competitive advantage in 2020 and beyond. For that, it’s vital that you understand important accounting trends. The prominent of Cloud-based Software and AI The technology has continuously developed and provided more effective applications to boost various accounting tasks, such as bookkeeping and tax preparation. Among technology trends in accounting, …

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Mar 2020

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Take a look at the Work-life balance inside the market leader of outsourcing for Australian Accounting Firms

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian accounting, Australian compliance, Outsourced offshore, work life balance

Many people who start their Australian accounting business have chosen outsourcing because they want freedom. It might be freedom to make decisions or freedom around their time and choosing where and when they work. There is a temptation to do everything yourself, often because you feel the need to control everything. Eventually though, you realise you are better off hiring …

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Feb 2020

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Design Metrics to Measure your Australian Accounting Outsourcing Performance

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, Australian compliance, Management Accounting, Outsourced Services, OUTSOURCING PERFORMANCE

When outsourcing accounting work to overseas has become a trend to many Australian accounting firms, measuring your outsourcing partner’s performance is important for your firm growth and to optimize the outsourcing benefits. In a previous article, we talked about the Guidelines to choose the right outsourcing partner. Metrics are useful for decision-making. Let’s design the metrics (Key Performance Indicators) to …

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Feb 2020

Australian Accounting Firms: Do you tell your clients about the value they receive from your Outsourcing Partner?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: accounting, australian, clients, compliance, fear, Outsourcing, Vietnam

While outsourcing bookkeeping, accounting, and compliance jobs has become a common trend for Australian accounting firms, there’s always a different reason for which you are outsourcing. Maybe you’re short on in-house resources, maybe you don’t have enough staff for some rush periods, and you could need outsourcing to catch your deadlines. You could also be outsourcing if you want to …