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Offshoring that works wonders – so your
accounting business works even better

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Our Cora

Offshoring has allowed us to be one of the fastest growing Top 50 CPA firms in the U.S.

Bruce Phillips, Managing Partner and Director, Aprio
Bruce Phillips, Managing Partner and Director, Aprio
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We understand your world

The Back Room founders Wayne and Scott built a successful accounting business using offshore talent. They know what works – and make it work for you.

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Our model is a proven winner

Just ask our customers. More than 100 accounting firms around the world use The Back Room to win back time and freedom to do more of the work they love.

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People come first

We know that people are key to great working relationships. That’s why we’re so big on recruiting, training, and culture matching ‘Roomies’ working with your team.

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We don't sit still

Offshoring with The Back Room is never set-and-forget. Client feedback and account management oversight ensure our delivery and your experience keep improving.

Is your accounting firm ready for offshoring?

Offshoring delivers fantastic results to our clients around the globe. But it’s not for everyone – and that’s OK.

Check the statements below to see if offshoring with The Back Room is right for your accounting firm.

  • You run good systems, such as cloud based software; Xero, Quickbooks or Sage, and other technology supporting a work-from-anywhere model.
  • You have an open mind and a company ethos that embraces diversity and people from different cultures.
  • You’re ready for change, motivated to do things differently to free-up time for high-value advisory services or achieve a better work-life balance.


Why the Philippines and Colombia?

The Back Room draws talent from the Philippines and Colombia. Both countries have skilled English-speaking workers who are hungry for work and opportunity.

Matching this talent with our clients is a big win for both parties – offering competitively priced skills and task fulfilment to accounting firms like yours and access to well-paid work for offshore workers.

  • English no problem. Our workers speak great English, so there are no holdups or misunderstanding.
  • Highly skilled, multitalented. Roomies include trained professionals, qualified in many facets of business, including accounting, coding, customer service, software development, digital marketing, and more.
  • Working when you are. Our talent is flexible and happy to work in time zones preferred by our clients.

What’s the difference between Offshoring and Outsourcing?

In the most simple terms outsourcing is contracting services or tasks to a third party (who then manages the resource and job) and offshoring is running a process or service for your business, just from a different country. A number of our clients tried outsourcing with limited success or offshoring direct, without the support. You can compare the two in the table. Rest assured, we know the benefits and the risks well and by working with The Back Room, we take the risk off your shoulders.

Outsourcing Offshoring
What’s the difference?
Outsourcing refers to contracting out accounting services to a third-party provider, which may or may not be located in a different country Offshoring involves relocating a business process or service to a foreign country, often to take advantage of lower costs or specialized skills.
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Time Savings
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Scale up for short periods of time
  • Cost Savings 
  • Access to Specialized Skills
  • Scalability
  • Focus on Core Business 
  • Expertise in Accounting 
  • Consistency - growing with you
  • Understanding of your business
Potential risks
  • Loss of Control - no direct relationship with the people doing the work
  • Quality Assurance
  • Lack of consistency
  • Changing faces
  • Data Privacy Concerns
  • Hidden Costs 
  • Cultural Differences/language
  • Time Zone Challenges
  • Quality Control
  • Data Security
Best for
Short term and immediate solutions such as:
  • Software Development
  • Customer Support
  • Data Entry
Ongoing as part of business strategy e.g supplement talent in:
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax Preparation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Payroll Services
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Digital Marketing

The Certification Body of BARR Certifications LLC, certifies that The Back Room Ltd. operates an information security management system (ISMS) that conforms to the requirements stated In the standard:  1S0/IEC 27001:2013