This is the seventh episode of the conversation series where Ron speaks with a client CPA and explains about offshore hiring post covid.
CPA v/s Ron Smith is a conversation series where CPA put forward their concerns and Ron in turn addresses them. Watch our previous conversation.
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CPA: How Accounting firms are reacting to offshore hiring post COVID?
RON SMITH: Well they have been more open to offshore hiring for sure but still they have concerns like what would my team think about this? What would my client think? Sometimes I feel that pandemic has still not changed, the stigma around offshore hiring for accounting firms. It's true that the firms that invested in offshore hiring have largely remained immune to the slowdown caused by the pandemic. However, there are a large number of CPAs and Accountants out there who are still resisting this change.
CPA: Well Truly even I always get scared what would my client think?
RON SMITH: I always say that most clients want great service and a wonderful experience for a fair price. However, there is no harm in trying and experimenting with few clients. We are successfully working with 550+ accounting firms and that’s more than a testimony. And more than clients it’s what you think is important.
CPA: Are this staff even qualified, do they really make a good living of $9 or $10 an hour?
RON SMITH: Why don’t you go and visit our India office? Well just check our youtube channel and see how much fun they have while they work for you. Low cost arbitrage is the reason you hire staff offshore from India because the cost of living is cheap and that’s where you save a lot of money.
CPA: As accountants, we live and breathe numbers so don’t tell me about savings and financial benefits. I know that, tell me what positions you staff for?
RON SMITH: Well with us you can hire Accounting Roles and you can also hire Non-Accounting Roles
NON - ACCOUNTING ROLES
DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT
SR. TAX ASSOCIATE
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
ADMIN SUPPORT STAFF
CLIENT SERVICE EXECUTIVE
CUSTOMER SUPPORT ASSISTANT
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETER
DATA ANALYTICS ASSISTANT
CPA: Do you work with a business or you only work with Accounting firms?
RON SMITH: Well we only and exclusively work with Accounting firms!
CPA: Are there any other costs involved or any obligation or a long-term commitment?
RON SMITH: No absolutely Not! Just pay by the hour i.e. No. of Hours you hired X Hourly Rate.
CPA: Can you provide me some case studies or examples or references where things have actually worked in a great way?
RON SMITH: As I said we have worked with 550+ accounting firms here is a link to many of those success story videos. Feel free to reach out to any one of them. On a separate note one of our valued clients, Jody Grunden, CPA awarded as Best Innovative Practitioner for 2020 by CPA.com. Read here in detail. Also, Scott Finkelstein, an expert in the accounting industry is recommending offshore staffing to CPA firms. Watch Video
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