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Dec 2019

Australian Accountants A Bigger Plan for your Accounting firm in the Upcoming Era of Automation

Australian Accountants: A Bigger Plan for your Accounting firm in the Upcoming Era of Automation

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: artificial intelligence, australian accounting, Automation, cloud, Outsourcing

The accounting industry has achieved massive cloud penetration and the laggards or those who will never adopt, will be forced to leave the market. Following this market trend, Odyssey has been converting into the cloud since 2013 and kept upgrading our system to maximize our services efficiency. Many Australian accounting firms are willing to pay more for their bookkeeping platforms …

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Nov 2019

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How Outsourcing Services Bring Value to Australian Accounting Firms

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian accounting, Australian bookkeeping, Cloud computing, cybersecurity, Outsourcing

In the past few years, the outsourced accounting industry has kept bringing a lot of values to Australian accounting firms. More and more accounting firms have begun to outsource much more complex jobs not only bookkeeping or data entry, but also tax return, SMSFs, etc. What are the major factors that have driven the high demands of outsourced services in …

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Nov 2019

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Walls closing in

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Advisory consulting, Australian Accountant, Australian compliance, Outsourcing

Accenture recently announced a shedding of significant staff, where the last shedding was almost 17 years ago. What’s interesting about this is that a week ago the firm Deloitte announced it is set to dissolve one of its six business units, Deloitte Private, an advisory arm aimed at small and medium enterprises and high net-worth individuals, and move its partners, …

14

Nov 2019

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Have we hit peak cloud ?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Cloud Accounting, Outsourcing

Last week I had the chance to speak to an accountant this side of the Nullarbor. A small country town (as you’d expect), for some undisclosed reason he’d move into this two firm town and bought the practice from the previous owner. He did say “if I’d known now what I knew then…” (or something to that effect), but his …

24

Oct 2019

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10 key reasons why Bookkeeping outsourcing is critical for Australian accounting firms

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian, benefits, bookkeeping, Outsourcing

There has been a lot of movement into bookkeeping by Australian accounting firms, and this has been well documented in the past year. As compliance moves into the cloud and is automated, it is now more critical that Australian accountants extend their influence and ability into areas of current concern, where their role of trusted adviser can best be utilized. …

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Oct 2019

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Top 5 reasons why Australian Accounting firms are outsourcing overseas

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: accounting, australia, compliance, key reasons, Outsourcing

Australian accounting firms are moving into cloud, automation, and outsourcing at an increasing pace. In 2012 Odyssey’s CEO presented at the IPA Conference on “Outsourcing: Out of the closet and into the Cloud”. Fast forward to today, and everyone knows about outsourcing, and it’s widely accepted amongst the Australian accounting community. Certainly Australian accounting and tax compliance outsourcing has come …

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Oct 2019

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Offshoring versus Outsourcing? Why the confusion remains

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Offshoring, Outsourcing, turnover, virtual teams

Our CEO was visiting a client in Canberra the other day, and discussion invariably ended up mentioning the aggressive pursuit by offshore labour providers in the Philippines.  The question then had to be asked: why are some firms considering the Philippines labour hire solutions, while other firms are knocking them back and working with Outsourcing offerings. The response was: Offshoring …