Happy Birthday, Accenture!
It's official! Effective 1/1/01 Andersen Consulting is now just a memory and Accenture is alive and well. The world's largest consulting firm will celebrate its first day of existence with a plan to build an entirely new form of consulting company.
"We are building a network of businesses to meet the needs of any 21st century organization - consulting, technology, outsourcing, alliances and venture capital," according to Joe Forehand, managing partner and CEO of Accenture. "This network is made up of interrelated businesses and more than 100 alliance relationships all focused on knowledge and innovation in management and technology."
Accenture is a $10 billion global management and technology consulting organization with more than 70,000 employees in 46 countries.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.