According to Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2015, 56 per cent of Australians believed they have been affected by digital disruption — 21 per cent higher than the global average.This possesses significant threats to the Australian economy, specifically on the accounting industry. But more than just a fad or a buzzword, digital disruption is real and only those who can turn these threats into opportunities and adopt to this innovation will be able to keep up.

Outsourcing Accounting Is Crucial to Your Business. Learn Why!

For some organisations, outsourcing accounting is not an option due to regulatory requirements or other sensitivities. But for others, it’s an alternative worth considering. The decision to outsource may be driven by one or more of the challenges faced on compliance functions, including:

  • Continuing shortage of talent

  • Significant increase in operating costs

  • Addressing need for global compliance

  • Investing in technology and related infrastructure

  • Risk on data security

Given the number of complexity in compliance work, outsourcing is an option worth considering since there are plenty of ways it can turn your business into success, and here are the few advantages it delivers:

- Focus on Core Business
By outsourcing non-revenue-generating tasks, organisations can now pursue opportunities that gives direct impact on business growth and bottom line. This can be advisory, nurturing, and sales. Your local team will manage everything that focuses on revenue-generating tasks.

- Access Experts
When it comes to accounting and money management, it is more practical to hire professionals who are trained for this exact purpose than trying to juggle everything all by yourself. With some direction and good strategy outline, they can make it happen. 

- Investment in Technology Infrastructure
Technology constantly changes and unless you’re an IT-related company, it’s hard to keep up with it. Through outsourcing, businesses can use advanced tools and leverage the vendors’ access to improved technologies without investing in the time it takes to master them.

- Reduce Costs
Outsourcing reduces costs as it maintains a paperless workflow technology and eliminates mundane data entry. Also, the lower cost structure offshore is one of the factors that lure foreign countries to outsource their business processes.

- Reduce Risk
Outsourcing actually helps you reduce uncertainties because you share accountability with your outsourcing vendor. They already have mitigation strategies in place for certain risk considerations.

With digital disruption challenging the status in the accounting industry, firms should take action to minimise the risks and maximise the opportunities. Outsourcing helps you become a proactive, real-time accountant and helps you add value to your business.

Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2015: http://www.harveynash.com/group/mediacentre/Harvey_Nash_CIO_Survey_2015.pdf

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Nick Sinclair The Outsourced Accountant

Nick Sinclair, CEO of The Outsourced Accountant, is one of the most respected business advisors in the country.

Nick has been working in the financial services industry since 2000. He was nominated and became a finalist in the Australian Financial Advisers (AFA) Adviser of the Year Awards in 2010 and 2011. He has sat on the board for the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO) Brisbane board as the learning chair for 2014-2015, after being the forum chair for 2013-2014.