Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Ireland, USA
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.22 - Business and other management consultancy activities

19,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 March 2023
Employment effect (start)
23 March 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


Professional services company Accenture has announced a global restructuring plan which will cut 19,000 jobs from its workforce. The company has stated that most jobs cuts will focus on back-office roles. As Accenture works with tech companies, the rapid growth of these companies drove a required increase of its headcount, which grew by 50% over the pandemic. The company has cited lower than expected profit and revenue forecasts as well as reduced demand from tech companies as driving factors for the restructuring. As a result, operations and non-billable corporate functions are being targeted to reduce operating costs. It is expected that most jobs cuts will be in USA and an expected 400 job cuts in Ireland. 



Eurofound (2023), Accenture, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 108726, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108726.