In recent years, information about new financial and accounting centers or shared services centers (SSC) for globally operating companies has appeared more and more frequently. Specialized organizations providing business process outsourcing (BPO) are also being established.
Due to many social and business factors (lower labour costs, access to highly qualified personnel, cultural affinity and low level of business risk, among other things), Poland is perceived as a very attractive place to locate shared services centers for international corporate groups here or also to avail of BPO services. In our country, the largest groups’ new shared services centers have been gradually being established for several years now. Some of them provide services for the entire group, while other support .e.g. a region of Central Europe.
This global trend is clearly noticeable among Polish companies as well. The multi-branch organizations and corporate groups operating locally also see the benefits of combining such functions as e.g. accounting functions within the company carved out for this purpose.
What kind of shared services
The establishment of a shared services center consists in carving out, transferring and consolidating the ...