Published in the November/December 2011 issue of print Search & Employ® |
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 236,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Using its industry knowledge, service-offering expertise and technology capabilities, Accenture identifies new business and technology trends and develops solutions to help clients around the world enter new markets, increase revenues in existing markets, improve operational performance, and deliver their products and services more effectively and efficiently.
With roots tracing back to the 1950s, Accenture generated net revenues of $25.5 billion for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2011. Accenture offers a wide range of opportunities for veterans interested in a new career. The company’s Health & Public Service group places a premium on individuals with security clearances and experience operating in the government environment. Accenture has more than 400 employees in its Accenture Military Community, which provides veteran members with networking opportunities, offers professional guidance/mentoring and supports national and local recruiting activities.
The company also has a general military job posting where veterans can apply directly to its Military Recruiting Lead. The company will take a look at the veteran’s skill set and find where s/he might best fit.
Accenture is looking for people in management consulting, IT and outsourcing. The company has many government contracts so it often needs individuals with security clearances. For technology skills, the company looks for candidates with experience in digital media, Oracle, SAP, Java/J2EE, SmartGrid, Technical Architecture, Openlink, Siebel, cloud computing and marketing analytics. Accenture works in every industry, including banking/capital markets and healthcare providers and payers, where there are some great roles.