Accenture Careers

Accenture at a glance

Accenture careers are like Accenture itself - the very best there is in the world of consulting.

Accenture's expertise is sought out by 95 of the Fortune Global 100.  Governments around the world also use Accenture's services.  Those high-end clients are reflected in Accenture's high-end profits.  With $35 billion in annual revenue and 459,500 employees it is highly selective in its choice of clients.

For those interested in Accenture careers, the firm has a commanding presence in a broad array of businesses, so many in fact that its services are organized under five operating groups which are themselves divided into 19 industry groups:

  • The Communications and High-Tech operating group include Communications, Electronics & High Tech, and Media & Entertainment.
  • The Financial Services Operating Group concerns itself with Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance.
  • The Health and Public Service operating group focuses on those industries.
  • The Products Operating Group concentrates on Air Freight & Travel Service,  Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure & Transportation Services, Life Sciences, and Retail.
  • The Resources Operating group is devoted to Chemicals, Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities.

Accenture Management Consulting is divided into seven different areas of specialization (Accenture refers to them as "service lines"):

Customer Relationship Management

Accenture careers in this field are all about working with clients to rethink marketing in an age that is simultaneously global in scale yet focusing on the customers as individuals.  Within this service line are Accenture careers that deal with the following:

Customer Service

Consultants in Accenture's Customer Service Transformation services work with businesses and organizations to develop a constantly growing and loyal customer base.  For more on Accenture Customer Service Transformation work go here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/service-customer-service-strategy-transformation

Marketing

Accenture's Marketing Transformation services consultants help executives build a high performance marketing operation.  Further information about this area can be found here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/service-marketing-strategy-transformation

Sales Transformation services consultants focus on improving the performance of a client's sales team and the challenge of maintaining profit margins in a rocky economy and a world of emerging markets.  More background on Accenture Sales Transformation Services is here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/service-sales-strategy-transformation

Finance and Performance Management

Accenture careers as a consultant in this service line call on your skills at balancing cost management with innovation and financial wizardry.  For More information on Finance and Performance Management go here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/service-finance-enterprise-performance

Process and Innovation Performance

Accenture careers in this service line are for consultants who can help clients do what they do better, faster, and cheaper.  Further information on this area can be found at: https://www.accenture.com/no-en/service-operations-process-transformation-overview

Risk Management

Accenture careers in Risk Management will have you working with clients to proactively assess risks -- to see the bump in the road before they get to it. For more: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/financial-services-finance-risk

Strategy

Accenture consultants help executives select the strategic direction that leads to the greatest value for the stakeholder.   Further information on this area can be found: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/strategy-index

Supply Chain Management

Channel integration, public and private B2B exchanges and electronic fulfillment to supply chain synchronization are all aspects of Accenture careers in this service line that combines the innovative with the practical. For More: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/service-supply-chain-management-overview-summary

Talent and Organization Performance

Accenture consultants with the Human Performance team help companies take advantage of their greatest resources: the people who work for them.  Your own talents in this essential business concern might be a good fit for any of these areas for more details: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/service-consulting-talent-organization-overview-summary

People of all backgrounds seek out Accenture careers -- and Accenture in turn actively seeks out and advances a diverse workforce.  Their global workforce includes people of virtually every heritage on earth (for instance, Accenture is experiencing its most dramatic growth right now in its Asian branches).   Accenture proactively seeks out talent in the African American, Hispanic, and LGBT communities.  One third of its workers are women.  This fits in perfectly with two of the core concepts inAccenture's corporate culture:  respect for the individual and identifying, hiring and promoting the very best people to join the Accenture community.

The name "Accenture" is a shortening of the phrase "Accent on the future."  If you've got what it takes for any of the positions above, Accenture could be part of your future.

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7 comments… add one
  • Akhlesh Singh Mar 28, 2014, 4:49 am

    Hi,

    I have got offer to accenture and after a week they phoned to me and said i revoked you offer.I have already resigned my company
    please do need full suggestion for future other wise i will be job less after a month.

    Regards,
    Akhlesh

    • Victor Cheng Mar 30, 2014, 3:40 pm

      Akhlesh,

      If you already accepted the offer, you can call Accenture and ask them for advice on what to do. Firms usually try to avoid revoking offers that have already been accepted. If you haven’t yet accepted the offer, then unfortunately it can be revoked.

      Since you are already in the work force, you don’t have a lot of options. If you were recruiting via on campus recruiting, you could complain to your recruiting office and have then put pressure on the employer. Harvard Business School successfully did this when Dell Computers revoked all summer internship offers for MBA’s during a previous major recession. Harvard told Dell if you revoke the offers (which I believe has already been accepted), we will ban you from recruiting at Harvard permanently. That year only Harvard business school summer interns were hired, interns from all other schools got their offers revoked.

      Sorry that I don’t have better news or advice.

      Victor

      • Akhlesh Singh Apr 25, 2014, 6:13 am

        Hi Victor,

        I had already accepted the offer and confirmed that i would join Accenture before 26/05/2014 but they revoked and made the Accenture portal status candidate withdrew the offer. but i have not accepted revoked offer condition

        Regards,
        Akhlesh

        • Victor Cheng May 20, 2014, 11:32 am

          Akhlesh,

          It’s worth calling them to have a conversation about the withdrawn offer and say that you already made plans based on their offer. Explain the situation and see what they say.

          If they keep the offer revoked, there’s unfortunately not a lot you can do from what I can tell. Sorry.

          Victor

        • Exposing Evil Empire Aug 9, 2014, 2:58 pm

          Hi Akhlesh,

          It would be interesting to hear what happened in the end.
          Did they hire you?
          Did you find another job?

          Perhaps you can talk to your previous employer and get your job back.

          Good luck!

  • Annie Sep 22, 2014, 2:41 pm

    Hi Victor,

    I’m a non-MBA graduate student at a semi-target school (ACN seems to have restructured their recruitment and is not hosting events with my degree program as in previous years, but is welcoming our applications to the “All Undergraduates and Graduates” pool) participating in on-campus recruitment with Accenture:

    An ACN contact I met through informational interviews is impressed with my background and has generously passed my resume along to the recruiter in his local office (I’m hoping to work in a different geographic region than the one I attend school in). What are my chances of getting an interview, and how soon after his initial email should I follow up with him/the recruiter? Any advice on how to best leverage this referral?

    Thanks so much – currently reading Case Interview Secrets and it’s really been helping strengthen my case interviewing skills during practice sessions.

    • Victor Cheng Sep 23, 2014, 9:56 am

      Annie,

      I’d give it a week then follow up with your contact. Email a thank you note regarding the informational interview and “mention” that you look forward to hearing from the recruiting office to confirm they’ve received it.

      If you haven’t heard from the recruiter in another week, ask contact for advice of any suggested next steps you should be taking with the recruiter and what contact he would suggest to do so.

      Whenever you talk to the recruiter, remind them of your contacts name. That helps a little from getting lost in the shuffle.

      In terms of odds of getting an interview, probably favorable but hard to know given your contact doesn’t know the hiring target for this year, etc…

      Victor

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