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It has been observed and reported and alleged that that certain agencies/individuals have been making job offers on behalf of Accenture, in exchange for money. Important notice about careers at Accenture is published at Accenture website .Accenture has not authorized any agency, company or individual to either collect money or arrive on any monetary arrangement in exchange for a job at Accenture. Accenture's criterion for hiring candidates is merit. Any agency, company or individual offering employment with Accenture in exchange for money is misrepresenting their relationship with Accenture, which has not authorized any such action .Accenture reserves the right to initiate police complaints against any individual or entity that is found to be engaging in such an act. Accenture is not obliged or bound to honor any job assurances made through such means, particularly in exchange for money. Accenture has appointed professional recruitment agencies to extend / offer employment to Accenture, subject to those candidates possessing the relevant skills. If you are approached by any entity or individuals who demand money or any other form of compensation in return for a job offer at Accenture - even if they present themselves as representatives or employees of Accenture - please send us the details at now sends out digitally signed offer letters to candidates who are shortlisted to join us. These offer letters contain a unique reference number on the bottom of the first page in the document. A candidate can check the authenticity of the offer letter by visiting the site and providing the required information. For any clarifications, do reach us on

According to press reports , Accenture plans to hire about 100,000 people in FY16 and spend as much as $1 billion on acquisitions, as it invests in new technologies at a scale that far outstrips its Indian rivals. At its investor conference in New York on Wednesday, Accenture outlined its strategy for its financial year ending August 2016."Last year we hired roughly 100,000 people. Though the number isn't set for this year, we expect to hire roughly in the same range,” David Rowland, chief financial officer at Accenture, told investors and analysts.At that pace, Accenture will remain the second-biggest employer in the IT industry. Tata Consultancy Services had overtaken the company in headcount in 2013, a title Accenture has since taken back.

Reportedly TCS' hiring, the most aggressive among Indian IT firms, will be around 65,000 in FY16, falling far short of Accenture's recruitment. TCS' financial year ends in March.Accenture is also beating its Indian IT rivals in the amount of money it is deploying for acquisitions. Rowland said the company, which spent about $850 million on acquisitions in FY15, had estimated it would spend between $900 million and $1 billion on acquisitions in FY16. Accenture also said it would focus its business on three 'new' technologies -- digital, cloud and cyber security, which together contribute $10 billion to its top line or a third of its overall revenue.Accenture plans to hire nearly 100,000 in FY16, spend $1 billion on acquisitions

Reportedly the investments and hires are creating a dramatic gap between Accenture and its Indian IT competitors, one that they will struggle to close unless they get more aggressive, analysts have said.Accenture ended the last financial year with $7 billion in revenue from its digital business -- which includes interactive, analytics and mobility. To put that into perspective, Wipro had $7.1 billion in overall revenue in its financial year ended March. TCS has said it had close to $2 billion in digital revenue in the last financial year.Accenture's digital workforce has now expanded to 36,000, CEO Pierre Nanterme told investors. Nanterme also batted aside questions about competition in its digital business. "I would say that in our digital and operations business, we are the market makers. I spend a lot of my time looking at the competition, but there I would say we make the market. Our competition in digital is very fragmented and isn't doing what we are doing,” Nanterme told investors.Analysts have been pointing out that Indian IT firms could be left behind by Accenture's aggressive moves in the space.