Australian compliance outsourcing: a level playing field

David CarterOutsourcing

Australian compliance outsourcing: a level playing field

We’ve often predicated that Australian compliance outsourcing levels the playing field for Australian firms small and large. Odyssey has over 1,000 Australian accounting firms utilizing our services on an ad-hoc basis, which means as long as we receive one job during the year, then we’ll keep your account open. After a year with no jobs, we do like to make … Read More

Why some Australian accounting firms can’t make outsourcing work

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Why some Australian accounting firms can’t make outsourcing work

Last week we went through the history of Australian accounting outsourcing. Our CEO David Carter has led the Odyssey in outsourcing to over 1,000 Australian accounting firms over the past 15 years, and Odyssey has completed in excess of 250,000 Australian returns. So we feel we have enough depth and breadth to talk a bit about why some firms can’t … Read More

The history of Australian accounting outsourcing, and why finding quality providers is hard

David CarterOutsourcing

A quick history of Australian compliance outsourcing

Our CEO David Carter has led the Odyssey in outsourcing to over 1,000 Australian accounting firms over the past 15 years, and Odyssey has completed in excess of 250,000 Australian returns. So we feel we have enough depth and breadth to talk a bit about the history of Australian accounting outsourcing. Going back to the year dot, when Australian accounting … Read More

What Australian accounting directors fear most about Outsourcing…

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What Australian accounting directors fear most about Outsourcing...

We recently had a group of Australian accounting directors confide in us their top 12 outsourcing fears. As conveyed to Odyssey, here are the top 12: 1. Ethical issues. Is there going to be a lack of support from other directors, staff, and customers. Are any of these parties worried about jobs moving offshore. Will this lead to motivational issues, … Read More

Will the rise of the Gig economy hit Australian compliance, or outsourcing?

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Will the rise of the Gig economy hit Australian compliance, or outsourcing?

It was interesting to note the Australian economists remarking on the Australian economy earlier this year note that in January there was a 16k increase in employment consisting of a 50k drop in full-time employment and a 66k increase in part-time work. At that time the economists were estimating a 20k increase in employment. It’s interesting to think further on … Read More

The (Accounting) Outsourcing/Offshoring.. Firm of the Future…Part 2.

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The (Accounting) Outsourcing/Offshoring.. Firm of the Future…Part 2.

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. Last week we look at the trends we believe will impact the future of work completed offshore. Taking these trends into account, we put down our thoughts on what these trends actually mean for … Read More

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

David CarterOutsourcing

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

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 … Read More

Offshoring is Bloody hard

David CarterOutsourcing

Offshoring is Bloody hard

We spoke to an accounting firm and they were talking to us about their experience in the Philippines. They were talking to the Odyssey as they were having a person going on maternity leave and wanted something initially temporary in place, but it might grow to be full time. They’d hear about the Odyssey at a conference last year from … Read More