Global outsourcing firm Accenture plans to offer finance and accounting services from delivery centers in Costa Rica, generating about 300 new jobs over the next couple of years, according to Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis.
Solis, who is currently meeting potential investors in the United States, says Accenture wants to bolster its operations inside Costa Rica and take advantage of the “secured business climate”.
Adding 300 jobs in Costa Rica will take the Accenture’s total headcount in the country to 900. According to Solis, Accenture will hire 150 people by the end of this year and the remaining 150 next year.
Accenture significantly expanded its operations in Costa Rica in 2012, when it bought U.S.-based digital production and marketing services provider avVenta, which runs a delivery center in the Central American country.
Today, avVenta is running promotional campaigns for global multinationals like General Motors, Duracell, AT&T, Apple and Microsoft.
Accenture’s Americas unit reported US$3.77 billion in revenue for the last quarter, an increase of $300 million from the same period last year.
President Solis, accompanied by officials from the trade ministry and investment promotion agency CINDE, is meeting with nearly 100 potential investors in the United States. He says Costa Rica is in the process of introducing a new value-added tax system and increasing electricity generation in order to boost the investment climate.