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Jul 2020

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Australian Accounting firm: Which outsourcing model can work best for your business?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting, Australian compliance, Fixed offshore model, Outsourcing models

Outsourcing your Australian compliance work to overseas is an important undertaking. If done properly, it can greatly improve the way you do accounting business and give you a more competitive advantage. With the time, money, and resources you will invest, you need to ensure that you get your money’s worth. Let’s quick go through the checklist below to choose the …

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Jul 2020

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What to look for in a dodgy “fly by night” outsourcing provider

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting firm, Australian tax compliance outsourcing, outsourcing provider, Quality work

Like everyone else, despite the fact we’re an outsourcing provider, our email inboxes are frequently filled with outsourcing providers offering their services. There are some great checklists online, but like virus and phishing spam, there are some quick “eye ball” checks you can do on an email arriving from a purported outsourcing provider. Here are our top 10 things you …

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Jun 2020

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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

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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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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Mar 2020

Forex Risks- It’s time for Australian accounting firms with offshore labour resources need to look at the fine print

Forex Risks: It’s time for Australian accounting firms with offshore labour resources to look at the fine print

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting, Fixed offshore model, forex risk, Outsourced Services

The Australian dollar is diving down. Australian SME’s need to not only manage supply chains in a difficult time, but also manage the foreign exchange issues. Since the beginning of 2020, many offshore markets such as Vietnam, India and Philippines are observing a big down in foreign exchange rate with Australian dollar. For example, Philippine peso has gone down from …

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Mar 2020

The Coronavirus challenge: Forget the historical Compliance work, now is the time for Australian accounting firms to be working real-time with their SME clients to support and ensure their survival…!

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, australian accounting, COVID19, Outsourced offshore, REAL-TIME

The world has been scrambling to deal with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Governments are limiting travel and imposing quarantines to curb the spread of the Virus. Conferences and meetings are being cancelled. Key supply chains around the world are disrupted. Many businesses are struggling, releasing staff, or just shuttering their doors. Accounting firms are operating in a difficult environment with …

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Dec 2019

Key Criteria in Choosing a Right Australian Accounting Outsourcing Partner for your firm

Key Criteria in Choosing a Right Australian Accounting Outsourcing Partner for your firm: Part 1 of 2 – Maximize Your Cost Efficiency

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, ad-hoc model, Australian Accountant, Cost, Outsourcing

During the festive season, many Australian accounting firms will close and thus not work on their compliance jobs. In order to reduce the burden of deadlines after the holiday, Australian accounting firms can choose a better solution: outsourcing. Indeed, most of outsourcing firms in Asia countries like Vietnam still process work during the Christmas and New Year season. However, it …

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Aug 2019

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Accounting firms: How to effectively Outsource your SMSF work

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, capacity, gig economy, SMSF outsourcing

Need to know the who, what, when, where and why of outsourcing your compliance work. But first, here’s the maths behind the argument that full time SMSF compliance workers don’t work, either locally or foreign hired. Australian accounting firm owners know that tax returns arrive in individual jobs, and at the same time the resources needed to be hired to …

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Jun 2019

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True cost of outsourcing to the Philippines

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, Australian compliance, outsourcing vs offshore labour hire

If you have considered engaging offshore labourers, you have probably wondered about the real cost savings your practice can make. Offshore labour firms like to push percentages of savings, comparing expensive Australian workers and cheaper offshore labourers, citing 50%, 60%, 70% savings! Over here at Odyssey, we thought we’d run through what our clients have been telling us about some …