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Jul 2019

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The top 5 regrets when your accounting career is over. Hint: They aren’t what you think

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Outsourcing, preparing for retirement, work life balance

Though it’s been around for a while, we frequently see on the social media the “The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying”, and no, we aren’t talking this week about the death of compliance. We’re talking this week about the ability to stop for a moment in our day, not put our heads down and start at our iPhones, and …

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May 2019

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Is it time to exit older accounting firm owners?

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Accounting firm owners, Change, Cloud software

After years of talking to Accounting firm business owners, we’re starting to see a trend. Older accounting firm owners are starting to be pushed out of their firms, or just closing shop. And it’s not just us noticing the trends: ‘The doomsayers are wrong’: Accounting industry younger and thriving ATO Assistant Commissioner Colin Walker has revealed new demographics for the …

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May 2019

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Workpapers: Australian accountants dirty little secret

By: Odyssey General
Tags: ATO, future of compliance, working papers

This week seemed to be a meeting of a number of issues that led us to consider the future of Australian taxation compliance. We believe that Odyssey completing some 50,000 jobs annually for some 500 Australian accounting firms gives us the opportunity to have higher level visibility than most firms. This week started with receiving a garbage set of prior …

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Feb 2019

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End of Compliance work.. Are we there yet?

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Automation

For those that had some holiday reading time over the Christmas break, or even those that are looking at social media, there has been a lot of recent interest in continual improvements in time-saving devices, cloud and automation, as well as AI bots. Somewhere through the noise there is substance to two important undisputable facts for Australian accountants: The future …

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Feb 2019

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The best moments

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Experience, Memories

The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. As we roll into February and everyone gives up on their new year’s resolutions it’s a good time to take a step back and think about the best moments from last year, or even …