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Can anyone recommend an Indian Outsourcing service

Can anyone recommend an Indian based outsourcing company

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We have been approached by Indian based company 'Doshi' to outsource our book - keeping and tax return compilation work. They say they can also help with will witing and Powers of Attorney which we often arrange for clients. My colleague deals with our directors and Companies but as I am sliding slowly into retirement, this appeals as a way of reducing my own work load of self employed and BTL owning clients without giving up the business and contact with clients, many of whom are longstanding and friends. Does anyone have experience of this company or feels able to recommend another outsourcer. I am drawn to an Indian company as many of my clients are Doctors who have family there.

Thanks in advance

 

John McFarlan

 

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By paul.benny
11th Jun 2021 14:21

Recommendation: don't do it.

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By Mr_awol
11th Jun 2021 14:23

paul.benny wrote:

Recommendation: don't do it.

Especially if you really want to keep contact with clients who are "longstanding and friends"

If you want to run an outsourcing chop-shop and farm all your work out to the wide blue yonder, taking a cut for little input, then that's one thing. If it's because you want to continue to give a personal service, but, um, dont want to have to do it personally, then surely you see the contradiction?

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By Hugo Fair
11th Jun 2021 16:01

+1
How would you regard a longstanding friend who sent someone else in his place for a drink you'd arranged down the pub? Or kept charging you for servicing your car even though he actually sent it to the local Autofit for the work?

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By thestudyman
11th Jun 2021 14:24

I don't work in practice but I would have thought tax returns for sure is a core accounting service and should never ever be outsourced, especially to a firm based abroad.

For bookkeeping, plenty of accountants in the UK who should be more than happy to take on that sort of work, and (hopefully) will have everything in order (PI, MLR etc..)

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By Mr_awol
11th Jun 2021 21:19

Not as many qualified chartered accountants in the UK happy to be paid c£20k though

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By tom123
11th Jun 2021 14:27

As I have said elsewhere - "you" are already the "outsourcer" for the client.

It would not be perceived well if you "outsourced" again?

What value are you adding here..

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
11th Jun 2021 15:33

They and many other outsourcers contact me regularly. Don't feel special!

If your clients are long standing friends they will be unimpressed if you outsource your work. They may as well go direct.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
11th Jun 2021 15:53

johnmcfarlan wrote:

Can anyone recommend an Indian Outsourcing service

Please tell me you mean a Bookkeeping Outsourcing service.

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By paul.benny
11th Jun 2021 16:09

Well the OP did say he was drawn to this potential provider because he has Indian clients, so perhaps he wishes to outsource them?

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
11th Jun 2021 16:26

Well goodness gracious me!

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By sanjay100
11th Jun 2021 19:11

I get emails and calls from Indian Outsourcers including Doshi all the time and its annoying. They don't adhere to GDPR either when sending mass emails so makes you wonder how they protect customer data in India. If there is any misuse of data then you will be responsible

I am Indian myself but I think accountancy work should remain in UK in order to protect jobs.

I also sceptical that they may approach your clients and offer a lower price. If your clients find out work is being outsourced they may not be too pleased.

I know how the outsourcing works and Indian Accountants are very capable indeed but if anything goes wrong there is no way to go.

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