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Dec 2020

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Top 5 reasons why “Outsourced” Remote staff are outperforming local office workers

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, australian accounting, Australian compliance, Data security, Fixed offshore model, offshore labour, Outsourced Services, Outsourcing, Overseas outsourcing

In a recent Harvard Business Review report the number of people who say they can’t concentrate at their desk has increased by 16% since 2008, and the number of those who don’t have access to quiet places to do focused work is up by 13%. Office space design today seems to come with noises and other distractions that break concentration or inhibit …

15

Oct 2020

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Australian jobs being rationalised by the big corporates: Is this Market efficiency in action?

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting firm, Australian compliance, flexible resources, tax returns, workforce

A lot of airlines can’t be really said to be in the airline business at the moment, and they are certainly rationalising their workforce to get through these troubled times. Recently one of the major Australian airlines made the news as they axed another 2,400 jobs by outsourcing all of its ground handling work at Australian airports. The airline in …

08

Oct 2020

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Roadmap for end of compliance: First the BAS, then SMSF, then the remaining tax returns

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian compliance, Automation, SMSF audit, SMSF outsourcing, tax returns

Bookkeeping BAS’s fully automated A couple of years ago we forecast that bookkeepers and other BAS related compliance areas would be impacted by the automation in bookkeeping, and that in our opinion there would shortly be a BAS button that the SME owner could press to lodge the BAS, thereby removing this valuable revenue stream for bookkeepers/accountants. At the same …

01

Oct 2020

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The big upheaval: Australian accounting Compliance moves to the country

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad hoc, Australian compliance, Outsourcing, Remote working, WORKING FROM HOME

Regional housing markets are experiencing growth due to movement from the cities to the regional areas. The impacts of “working from home” arrangements are going to be massive. Not only is commercial and retail space in the CBD’s going to be severely affected, the flow on to supporting services will also be affected. Instead of 20 coffee shops per km …

10

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 …

05

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 …