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Sep 2020

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Why Offshoring Australian compliance is no panacea for Accounting firms with poor systems and processes

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian compliance, Fixed offshore model, outsourcery management system, Outsourcing

Offshoring not always profitable Offshoring work overseas (labour hire of offshore staff) frequently misses the practice efficiencies that Accounting firm owners are looking for. In the absence of having the right systems in places to take advantage of an offshore labour force, the back-office tasks performed offshore don’t necessarily have a positive effect on profitability, despite a lower labour cost. …

03

Sep 2020

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Coronavirus Compliance finding: Your staff can work from anywhere, will the Australian exodus commence?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ACCOUNTANTS, Australian compliance, COVID19, overseas work, work at home

Over the past several months in Australia we’ve seen several things in the Australian compliance area: Australian compliance accountants are equally able to work from home as they are in the office, with little productivity losses. If anything, the time saved in long commutes to and from work has been a blessing. During difficult times, of which we seem to …

20

Aug 2020

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Why Australian ad-hoc resources flexibility is winning during this black swan moment

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Ad hoc resources, Australian compliance, flexibility, offshore

This week we thought we’d share an email that came from a client last week. It’s pretty easy to summarise: Have been using Odyssey for SMSF and larger compliance jobs Hired an offshore staff from the Philippines, but they moved on (in under a year) after being trained Wants a flexible offering, including compliance work and bookkeeping Doesn’t have enough …

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Aug 2020

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Australian tax and accounting compliance Outsourcing forecast to increase 75% from 2020 to 2022

By: Odyssey Outsourcing, Uncategorised
Tags: Australian compliance, commbank, COVID19, Outsourcing, superfund

Commbank released their June 2020 marketing pulse recently. Most interestingly Australian tax and accounting compliance Outsourcing forecast to increase 75% from 2020 to 2022. As a direct result of their coronavirus experience, 21% of firms responded that they would increase their use of contractors and outsourcing. Many firms had invested in cloud technology and made the transition to working from …

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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 …

09

Jul 2020

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Australian compliance – discounting only comes back to bite you

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: accounting, ad hoc, Australian compliance, discounting, pricing pressure

Discounting to win work is probably the second most damaging thing an Australian accountant can do in their firm. Of course, the first is to allow “scope creep” or “write-offs” as a result of scope creep. So this week we’ll have a quick chat about why discounting is so damaging to your firm. Customers who ask for discounting usually have …

11

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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Apr 2020

Accounting Compliance firms valuation drops in the face of SME closures

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, Australian compliance, COVID19, systemisation, valuation

I was speaking to an accountant who has a business assisting accounting firms get their practices ready for sale, usually when they are retiring. He assists both buyers and sellers. Basically the premise of valuation of an accounting firm is a multiple of the annual revenue, with individual returns having a lower multiple than other “stickier” clients. There’s a lot …

02

Apr 2020

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Australian Tax Compliance offshore: Cracks in the offshore full time labour model

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Ad hoc resources, Australian compliance, Cost Savings, Fixed offshore model, Future for offshoring

Australian accountants are looking to a 6-12 month business slowdown, and possibly longer, and are starting to cut fixed costs. Those fixed costs which can easily be released are the offshore full time labour force, which usually require 1-3 months notification to let the staff be returned to the offshore labour firm. Those firms will still need resources for ad-hoc …

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Mar 2020

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Take a look at the Work-life balance inside the market leader of outsourcing for Australian Accounting Firms

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian accounting, Australian compliance, Outsourced offshore, work life balance

Many people who start their Australian accounting business have chosen outsourcing because they want freedom. It might be freedom to make decisions or freedom around their time and choosing where and when they work. There is a temptation to do everything yourself, often because you feel the need to control everything. Eventually though, you realise you are better off hiring …