Oct 2020


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 …


Sep 2018

Generational approaches

Why Generational differences matter for Australian compliance preparers

By: Odyssey General
Tags: Change, generational differences, workforce

Change continues to happen at a massive pace in the Australian accounting compliance industry, and in this current time we have interestingly several different generations participating in the preparation of the same sets of compliance work, but using vastly different tools and different skill sets. I was thinking the other day about an accountant that I’m in discussions with, who …


May 2018

The (Accounting) Outsourcing/Offshoring Firm of the Futur Part 1

The (Accounting) Outsourcing/Offshoring.. Firm of the Future…Part 1

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Outsourcing, workforce

With the competition for offshoring and outsourcing heating up, we thought it might be a good time to look at the future of offshoring and outsourcing. In looking at the firm of the future, there are several obvious recent trends that will impact the future of work completed offshore. Amongst these trends are: Mobility of workforce. Previously many foreign students …


Aug 2017

Finding work life balance for Australian accounting firm owners

Finding work life balance for Australian accounting firm owners

By: Odyssey General
Tags: flexible resources, on-demand economy, workforce, young generation

Looking at the next generation entering the workforce the older generation frequently comment “things were different” when they entered the workforce, and that older generation were lucky to have a job. That older generation probably forgets that each new generation is accused of being less resilient than the previous generation. Certainly it can’t be denied that a “job for a …