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Feb 2017

Increasing your firms capacity: Outsourcing versus Employee Leasing

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian tax compliance, BPO, Offshoring, Seat Leasing

Whilst the header on our blog this week mentions Outsourcing versus Employee Leasing, we should mention a third option being “DIY outsourcing”. So there are three options accountants may consider when looking at increasing Australian bookkeeping/accounting/tax compliance capacity within their firm. Business Processing Operation (BPO) Employee Leasing, sometimes referred to as Seat Leasing “Do it yourself” leasing BPO generally allows …

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Feb 2017

Tax Agents still upset at outsourcing work overseas

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: commoditization of compliance, Data security, Offshoring, Outsourcing

In a recent posting on the IPA website, titled: “Tax agent hits out at outsourcing work”, there was plenty of online comments from the Australian accounting community, proving the matter of outsourcing and offshoring is raising considerable angst and anger amongst Australian accountants. The article leads with an Australian tax agent indicating that outsourcing work presents an “unfair advantage” over …

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Jun 2016

Capacity planning… We don’t need no capacity planning

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Capacity planning, Offshoring, Overseas outsourcing, SMSF outsourcing, tax outsourcing

Or perhaps it was badges we didn’t need… With a nod to the 1927 novel “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, we head off to discuss the hotly contested issue of capacity planning. Wikipedia notes Capacity planning as the process of determining the production capacity needed by an organization to meet changing demands for its products. Capacity planning is normally raised …

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May 2016

Sometimes the freelance model doesn’t cut it…

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Freelance, Infrastructure, Security, Tax

Our Business development frequently receives calls comparing the freelance model to our hourly model. A lot of times these phone calls reveal accounting firms have been using freelance staff from freelance sites with success in roles such as virtual administration, IT support, IT coding, photography, website design, public relations, marketing, sales, and SEO. However, when the same firms look to …

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Jan 2011

Key questions you should ask your accounting outsource provider

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Data, Outsourcing, Security, Tax Agent

As one of the first pioneers of Australian accounting outsourcing we’ve developed a list of questions that our prospective client’s ask. To assist you with selecting a high quality outsourcing services provider (OSP), we provide the following key questions you should be asking your OSP. About the company Who owns the OSP I am dealing with – is it an …