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Sep 2021

Australian CEO’s looking offshore to resolve skills shortages

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: COVID19, labour shortage, Outsourcing

It was recently reporting that the CEO’s of Australia’s biggest companies are struggling to hire IT specialists, engineers and teachers because of locked borders and skills shortages. At the same time, the 260,000 shortfall in overseas students who have failed to arrive due to locked borders has led to falls in rentals for student accommodation of up to 25 percent …

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Jun 2021

Blog double trouble for Australian accountants

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: Australian accountants, Foreign Workers, labour shortage, Outsourcing

CPA Australia recently released an article on Australia’s reduction in migration numbers, commenting the effects are likely to last for years to come. For Australian accounting firm owners, there are going to be 3 main impacts: Many Australian businesses are going to struggle with finding Australian based workers, with a likelihood of wages growth going to cut down margins in …

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Jun 2021

Australia lacks workers

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: labour shortage, Outsourcing

In an interesting opinion article last week, businesses across Australia are battling labour shortages as the economy lifts out of the Covid slowdown. Many of the shortages are easily understandable with the lack of working tourists being unavailable with the cessation of international travel, along with restaurants closing a couple of days each week due to lack of staff partly …

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Jun 2021

Australian compliance: the flight to quality offshore

By: Odyssey General, Outsourcing
Tags: Australian accountants, australian accounting firm, australian compliance outsourcing, australian outsourcing expert, offshore, offshore teams, Outsourcing, outsourcing partner, outsourcing quality, Remote working

For the past decade Australian accountants have been hearing of digital transformation, automation, data scraping and a dozen other terms that were on one hand labour saving, and on the other hand job threatening. For some, it’s been about as interesting as watching paint dry. Even with Covid-19 forcing the shift to at-home work, the resulting innovation has not resulted …

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Mar 2021

APES 305 Disclosure accounting outsourcing

Are you ready to disclose your Australian accounting outsourcing: 1 July 2021 APES305

By: Odyssey Legislation
Tags: apes 305, australian accounting, Disclosure, Outsourcing, terms of engagement

APES 305 sets the standards in respect of Terms of Engagement for Members in Public Practice in the provision of quality and ethical Professional Services to Clients. In December 2020 a revised APES 305 was released with a mandatory requirement, effective 1 July 2021, to disclose material outsourcing. In section 3.6 Where a Member in Public Practice will utilise Outsourced …

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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 …

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Oct 2020

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The top 3 focal points for Australian accounting firms in the current COVID environment

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Ad hoc jobs, cybersecurity, Outsourcing, Remote working

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Australian accounting firms at several levels including technology adaptation, staffing issues, customer issues, online training, and scammers adopting to a new scams in a Covid reduced travel world. Working from anywhere has opened up Australian accounting outsourcing to overseas destinations, making this more relevant than ever before! If your firm is using work from …

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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 …

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Sep 2020

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Rolling the dice with offshore labour. What if they don’t work out after 2 years

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: ad-hoc model, offshore labour, Outsourcing, SMSF, Training

We were recently contacted by an Australian accounting firm that had gone down the low cost approach of hiring an offshore employee, then letting her go after 2 years training. At the time she was considering Odyssey versus a number of other providers, the big issue in her mind was to save costs, and hire one person that could do …

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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. …