Mar 2018


Offshore workers not equal: the importance of a good due diligence.

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: due diligence, employee benefits, offshore labour, Outsourcing

More recently we’ve been blogging about the desire of offshore labour providers (offshoring) to have above market remuneration and conditions, which allows them to pass on the (hidden) cost of these conditions to the client, usually the Australian accounting firm. We were recently exchanging communication with an offshore services provider in the Philippines recently related to our blog on Offshore labour …


May 2017

Australia’s new data breach notification laws. Are your suppliers ready?

By: Odyssey Legislation
Tags: cloud, Data breach, Data security, Disclosure, due diligence

With an increase in data now on the cloud, and a number of third party services providers assisting Australian accountants, it’s a good time to look at the ever changing laws on data breaches. More recently, there was the “Can you hear me” scam reaching Australia. The scammer only needs to record you saying “yes” over the phone. The intention …


Feb 2011

Tax returns go offshore

By: Odyssey Odyssey in the Press
Tags: compliance, Data security, due diligence, higher margins, offshore, Outsourcing, privacy, routine tasks, skills shortages, tax returns

“In the two weeks spanning Christmas and New Year’s Day, while HAS Business Solutions ’ accountants vacated Alice Springs and headed for the coast, an army of Vietnamese bean counters kept the firm’s till ticking over.” In this article, Agnes King discussed the benefits of outsourcing and offshoring basic accounting services for Australian accounting firms. HAS Business Solutions has been …