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Jul 2020

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Australian accounting firm owners: It’s about managing Energy, not Time

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian accounting, bookkeeping, Cost Savings, Outsourced Services, time on compliance

A lot of the Australian accounting firm owners are hard pressed to manage the work they have inhouse, and come to talk to Odyssey when their growth is improving, or their resources shrinking in efficiency. And it may be that both may be happening at the same time. Earlier this week we spoke to an accounting firm owner whose bookkeeping …

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Jun 2020

Firing clients the right way

Australian accounting firms: Firing clients the right way

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, ad-hoc model, Australian Accountant, Compliance Work, profitability

We’ve all seen the silos of different client types: Type A – clients you love working with and are highly profitable, the kind of clients you’d go on holiday with.. Type B – clients you like working with and are profitable Type C – clients that are ok and you make some profit Type D – clients that cost you …

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Jun 2020

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Zoomed out: Is digital signing and digital meetings eroding the relationship between clients?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, Australian tax compliance, Digital, post-pandemic

COVID-19 has displaced workforces in Australia, more so in the more heavily populated capital and major cities of Australia. This has meant the rapid evolution and deployment of the new age of digital platforms supporting online collaboration. At the same time, there is a thinning of the traditional hierarchy of accounting firms, through disintermediation of the organisation. Timesheets are disappearing …

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Jun 2020

Do 12 hour working days do anything more than blunt the edge?

Australian tax compliance: Do 12 hour working days do anything more than blunt the edge?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, ad-hoc model, Australian compliance, Outsourced Services, work life balance

There was a large accounting firm interviewing one of their junior partners the other day, and we were struck by the antique nature of the partner business model. Do your time, work hard, work up the ladder, and make it to partner. The female junior partner had taken 15 years to make it to partner level. “Fast Track”. As the …

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Jun 2020

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Australian compliance: Working from home isn’t just about moving your office computer home

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian tax compliance outsourcing, cyber risks, Data security, WORKING FROM HOME

COVID-19 has displaced workforce around the world, including offshore locations where staff are usually working in a secure office environment. Many offshore providers note their security restrictions such as no iphones in the office, 24 hour security guards, restricted fingerprint access to office environment. The list goes on. What’s really interesting, is many of these have jumped on the internet …

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May 2020

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Remote workers: Pulling the plug and impacts on profitability

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, Australian tax compliance, forex risk, offshore labour, Outsourced offshore

We’ve previously touched on risks that offshore labour services providers like to gloss over when selling their “cheap and cheerful” full time labour resources. These risks include pushing the foreign exchange risk back onto the Australian accountant, wherein paying for the actual salary of a full time worker in foreign currency leaves the Australian accounting firm exposed to detrimental movements …

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May 2020

Australian accountants working at home-is the myth of the full time home worker finally over

Australian accountants working at home: Is the myth of the full time home worker finally over?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ACCOUNTANTS, Ad hoc work, australian accounting, work life balance, WORKING FROM HOME

For those of us that have been trying to work from home, while at the same time keeping a glancing eye on our children also doing school from at home, there must have been some questions in the backs of our minds, especially related to the fees we are paying for our children’s education. Regardless of whether our children are …

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May 2020

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Australian accounting outsourcing: Is the genie out of the bottle?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: artificial intelligence, Australian Accountant, Bots, Cloud Accounting, offshore, OUTSOURCING PERFORMANCE

We’re already seeing some interesting changes in the Australian medical profession recently. More doctors are doing online consultations, and it’s a new strange world. Are we one step away from allowing foreign doctors handle online consultations. There are already specialists in offshore places analysing x-rays and various reports. How far away are we from a computerised system that can handle …

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May 2020

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Australian accounting tax Outsourcing: ” The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, Compliance Work, Outsourcing potential risk, Price, Quality

More than ever Australian accounting firms are looking at utilizing offshore resources to assist with their compliance work, and in this unsure age where the SME client numbers are unstable, more Australian accounting firm owners are looking to ad-hoc resource suppliers, just in case the workload increases significantly beyond inhouse capacity. At the same time, the complexity of the recent …

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Apr 2020

Australian tax specialists: Remote learning options coming to the fore

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ACCOUNTING CONFERENCE, Australian Accountant, compliance, REMOTE LEARNING, THE AUSTRALIAN TPB

With many Australian accountants being under restricted movements, the requirements for professional learning haven’t ceased. At the same time, with social distancing rules in place across much of Australia, the bottom has fallen out of physical conferences, as well as the opportunity for many suppliers to get their services or products in front of Australian accountants. Hence there is a …