Feb 2016

February 2016 Newsletter – The firm of the future… are we there yet?

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: Disruption, Firm of the future, Future for offshoring, Globalisation, motorbike trip, Sage Connect, the Cloud

The firm of the future… are we there yet? It’s been over a decade since CPA Australia released its Firm of the Future report. Interestingly, there was a section headed “Outsourcing? Get used to it” but no reference in the document to “Cloud”. How times have changed! You can click here to read the PDF report directly. Late last year the Institute of Chartered …


Mar 2015

March 2015 Newsletter – Update from your Odyssey Outsourcing team

By: Odyssey Newsletter

Outsourcing gains momentum… As outsourcing gains momentum, it seems many experienced outsourcing services providers are having trouble keeping up with demand. A number of accounting firms are tinkering with services from the Philippines. Sadly the Philippines currently lacks large numbers of Australian experienced tax accountants, so we’ve seen this business model initially involve Australian firms paying cheaper rates for Philippine …


Jun 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: Australia’s Privacy Principles, Cloud disruption, Collaborative commons, Zero marginal cost society

The future is here… Almost… The game changers of Cloud, Offshoring and … Cloud disruption Cloud disruption is happening at a faster rate than ever. You can hire a chauffeured limo on Uber, hire a car on GoGet car, book some temporary meeting space on LiquidSpace, fund your business on VentureCrowd, have someone wait in a queue with Airtasker, rent a handbag …


Aug 2013

August 2013 Newsletter

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: $75 Xero conversion, APES GB 30 Outsourced Services, Australia’s Privacy Principles, CPA Australia Recognised Knowledge Partner

The Odyssey Annual Motorbike Trip 2013 – done and dusted! Yes, we’re all back safely from the Fourth Odyssey client motorbike trip, and another toe-tapping video is available. Click here for a quick 5 minutes time out! A letter from Tony I recently received a letter from Tony who talks about the shortage of qualified professional accountants in Australia and outsourcing. It’s …


May 2013

May 2013 Newsletter

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: new directions in offshoring, outsourcing disclosure, public practice revolution

It’s now mid-May and post budget and post busy season it’s a good time to look to trends affecting the next tax season. Is resistance useless? Outsourcing and offshoring isn’t the dirty secret it used to be. Outsourcing is providing a level playing field enabling smaller firms being able to take on work without worrying about resource issues. We’re seeing the younger practice …


Jan 2013

January 2013 Newsletter – The Odyssey Rebel Motorbike trip and other Outsourced Accounting news

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: APES GB 30 Outsourced Services checklist, cloud, free trial, Outsourcing

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 …


Jul 2012

July 2012 Newsletter

By: Odyssey Newsletter
Tags: APES GN 30 Outsourced Services, Increased regulation, IPA conference, Offshore administration, the TPB

Hot Tubs and Motorbikes – The 2012 Odyssey Annual Motorbike Trip! Would you go on a trip with your outsourcing services provider?!!! There were plenty of “WOW” moments as we took about 20 Aussie Accounting clients on an adventure to the remote Northern hill tribe areas of Vietnam. The video of the trip can be found here. We’re all still …