05

Nov 2020

6-Good-Reasons-to-outsource-your-Australian-Compliance-work-to-an-expert

6 Good Reasons to outsource your Australian Compliance work to an expert

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian accounting, Compliance Work, Odyssey Resources, Outsourced Services

Outsourcing (and not offshore labour hire) can bring many benefits to your business. It’s critical that business owners remain alert and agile to ever present changing market conditions. Outsourcing now is a business norm, and yet there are still a few Australian accountants not yet fully into Outsourcing. With change an ever constant, especially not only as we’ve recently seen …

17

Sep 2020

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Successful recipe for Smaller accounting Firms: picking resource volumes to match needs and demands

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting firm, Ad hoc jobs, flexible resources, Outsourced Services, SEM

In this slightly difficult and turbulent time, it’s the smaller firms that have already utilised part time flexible resource inputs, that have managed to weather the storm slightly better. And with discussions of Zombie companies in Australia, no accounting firm owner really has a clear idea of how many of their clients are functioning viable entities, and how many will …

13

Aug 2020

Signs-a-tyre-kicker-prospect-has-turned-up-to-your-accounting-compliance-practice

Signs a tyre kicker prospect has turned up to your accounting compliance practice

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: australian accounting firm, Australian tax compliance, commoditization of compliance, Outsourced Services

The first most important thing about handling potential customers who contact your company is to have a clear idea of the type of company you are, and the type of customer you best serve. This might sound strange, especially for compliance firms which can be frequently mentioned as commoditised, but at the end of the day you are going to …

02

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 …

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 …

26

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 …

27

Feb 2020

Design-Metrics-to-Measure-your-Australian-Accounting-Outsourcing-Performance

Design Metrics to Measure your Australian Accounting Outsourcing Performance

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Firms, Australian compliance, Management Accounting, Outsourced Services, OUTSOURCING PERFORMANCE

When outsourcing accounting work to overseas has become a trend to many Australian accounting firms, measuring your outsourcing partner’s performance is important for your firm growth and to optimize the outsourcing benefits. In a previous article, we talked about the Guidelines to choose the right outsourcing partner. Metrics are useful for decision-making. Let’s design the metrics (Key Performance Indicators) to …

12

Dec 2019

Australian Accounting Revolutio-Free your team up for better advisory services

Australian Accounting Revolution: Free your team up for better advisory services

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ACCOUNTING ADVISORY, australian accounting, Australian compliance, Outsourced Services, tax services

In the recent years, the Australian accounting industry has been experiencing a significant movement from accounting compliance to accounting advisory. Nowadays, Australian SMEs are not only looking for an accounting firm that can help them on compliance work. Yet they also need a true advisor who can give them strategic guidance in financial reporting and taking better decisions for their …

28

Feb 2019

Those that can

Those that can, Outsource. Those that can’t, Offshore.

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: offshore, offshore labour, Outsourced Services

This week we thought we’d clarify more about the differences between Outsource Service providers and their poor cousin, the Offshore service providers. Those who understand Compliance work, create Outsourcing companies Those that can’t, create offshore companies The Outsource services providers, such as Odyssey, are usually owned and operated by Australian accountants. The better firms are operated by Australian accountants who …

06

Jul 2017

How Australian accounting firm owners can semi-retire with lower risk…

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Client comments, Offshoring, Outsourced Services

I received a message from an Australian accountant the other day. The message went something like this: Hi David, Just some feedback from my Partner in business (an old school hardworking now moving to retiring not the easiest lady to impress). You made it easy the questions that came back were of calibre and clearly indicated that you had certainly …