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Outsourcing of accounting/finance?

  1. Sep 28, 2009 #1
    Why isn't there an accounting/financial service outsource frenzy?
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2009 #2
    There is no frenzy because the financial services started outsourcing around 2002-2003.

    http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/3011539

    Bank of America started in 04.

    http://www.networkworld.com/news/2004/0218bankofam.html?fsrc=rss-outsourcing [Broken]

    The rumor mill has it that a lot of the home forclosure and short sale data will be processed in India.
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2009 #4
    I remember reading last year that some bankers are migrating to Asia:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7410501.stm

    I think people are just getting used to off-sourcing
    (and economically, in my opinion, it helps a lot to stem out the inefficient industries lot quicker so that resources can be used by more efficient sectors. So, it is not as evil as one might see.)
     
  6. Sep 29, 2009 #5
    More efficient sectors?? Companies outsource because it is cheaper in India.

    About all we have left is a broken down auto industry and a couple of toilet paper factories. :smile:
     
  7. Sep 29, 2009 #6
    I agree, you can achieve more with less through outsourcing and with real-time access to skilled people.
     
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  8. Apr 21, 2010 #7

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    Some is getting outsourced, but according to the job outlook, accounting is expected to grow much faster than average:
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm"

    Perhaps due to the new health care law? Don't know, but accounting is my major because of the ease of finding a job in so many different fields.
     
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