Accenture Wins Australian Defense Dept. HR Contract

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The Australian Department of Defense has awarded Accenture a five-year contract as the Department’s Human Resources (HR) Applications Managed Service partner, the company announced 15 February 2012.


Accenture will provide strategic consulting, operations and process design, as well as application development, maintenance and support for the department of defense, including the development and integration of new applications across the department’s human resources function.

The human resources redesign and implementation program will enable the department to integrate and manage modern payroll capabilities for defense force personnel and Australian public service employees, as well as manage recruitment, deployment, job postings and resource allocations.

“Accenture is proud to support the HR transformation for the department of defense by providing robust and flexible systems, processes and innovation that will assist the Department in realizing its cost savings goals under the Strategic Reform Program, as well as help to deliver modern HR capabilities to defense force personnel and public service employees,” said Matthew Gollings, senior executive, Accenture Defense & Public Safety, Australia.

Accenture has extensive global defense and private-sector credentials and can deliver diverse and complex projects.

Accenture has previous experience in executing large-scale transformational programs for the Australian government.

The Australia contract is the latest in a series for Accenture’s global defense business including the Norwegian Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. Accenture was recently hired to develop a new national crime management system for the Norwegian National Police Directorate to support police investigations and criminal prosecutions in Norway.

Accenture Federal Services was recently awarded a 10-year contract to redesign, develop and manage three U.S. Internal Revenue Service web portals. The work will consolidate the consumer-facing website,, the registered-user portal for tax preparers and the agency’s employee intranet

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