The Fourth Wave of Industrialisation, and its impact on Australian compliance work.

David CarterAutomation

The fourth wave

If you managed to attend Xerocon at the Brisbane convention centre recently, you might have noticed some pink flamingos in a ball pit, and other interesting goings on. Certainly the new cloud providers are expanding traditional accountants mindset, and challenging the status quo of traditional compliance! So for some it might not seem unusual on Day 1 of Xerocon for … Read More

Outsourcing is all about Trust

David CarterOutsourcing

Outsourcing is all about Trust

For Australian accounting business owners, sending out a critical part of their compliance business to an overseas outsourcing services provider is pretty hard. It’s not only hard, but it’s soul wrenching, gut wrenching, and stressful. There are concerns about whether the quality is ok, whether the data is safe, whether the provider can be trusted to provide consistent quality, … … Read More

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

What Australian accounting directors fear most about Outsourcing…

David CarterOutsourcing

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