The firm said this was its sixth consecutive year of organic growth.
Jim Copeland, global chief executive officer, said: 'Deloittes will continue to invest heavily in its human resources policies to maintain its position as the preferred employer within the Big Five professional services firms.
'In the past year we have added nearly 10,000 people to our global firm, bringing the total number of partners and people worldwide to more than 90,000.'
Looking ahead, he commented: 'We have emerged from 'merger wars' in our profession in better shape than ever.'
'Priority initiatives will include reinforcing the firm's global operations and strengthening our services to include new technology and internet-based products and solutions.
'Helping our clients understand and exploit the opportunities created by new technologies will be our major focus, as evidenced by our recent e-business alliances with Sprint and US Interactive.'
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