Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, has opened a new delivery center in Bucharest that will provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services in finance and accounting, human resources and procurement.
The Bucharest center will complement Accenture's existing global delivery network of more than 40 delivery centers in more than 20 countries. In Eastern Europe, Accenture already operates delivery centers in Bratislava, Prague, Riga and Warsaw. These centers provide a wide array of services in system integration, application outsourcing, or business process outsourcing.
"Demand continues to be strong for BPO and adding a center in Bucharest will allow us to provide services to our clients around the world across a number of industries," said Alasdair Glen, Bucharest BPO delivery center lead. "We're actively recruiting highly skilled personnel for our Bucharest center and plan to hire several hundred people over the next few months."
When fully staffed, the delivery center in Bucharest will employ up to 1,000 professionals. They will be supported by Accenture's methods, tools and architectures, which enable the company's global teams to deliver consistent, high-quality solutions to companies worldwide. Initially, the Bucharest center will provide human resource services for Unilever.
Accenture has selected Bucharest among various potential locations for its large population of motivated professionals who speak multiple languages and have the right technical skills to meet its client demands. Over the next three months, Accenture is looking to hire professionals with skills in HR, finance and procurement.
Accenture's global delivery network is comprised of more than 44,000 people. Through this global delivery network, Accenture is able to distribute client work to professionals in centers such as Bucharest to create multi-country teams that leverage the necessary language skills, time zone advantages, and specialized industry or technical expertise to best meet the needs of their clients.
"With the opening of new centers in Bucharest and in Warsaw, coupled with existing centers across Europe and around the globe, we believe we can provide the right services anywhere they're required, at any time, and in any language our customers desire," said Jo Deblaere, a senior executive who heads Accenture's BPO global delivery network.