EY announces plans for 600 new jobs across island of Ireland
- EY will create 600 jobs (237 experienced hires and 363 graduate roles) across its ten offices on the island of Ireland
- Jobs in technology, corporate finance, business advisory, tax and accountancy among other areas
EY has announced its plans to create 600 new jobs adding to its current headcount of 3,076 on the island of Ireland. This will bring the headcount in EY to just shy of 3,700 across the island of Ireland. 366 of the roles will be based in the firm’s two Dublin offices, with 234 roles spread across the firm’s offices in Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. This follows a period of market-leading double-digit growth for EY over six consecutive years. The announcement was made by the Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar T.D. at an event in EY Headquarters on Harcourt Street in Dublin.
237 new experienced hire roles will be advertised and filled by the end of EY’s current financial year (June 2020) while a further 363 roles will be filled by university graduates to start no later than October 2020. EY will now actively recruit candidates to fill a variety of roles in growth areas including Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, IT Advisory, Risk, Cyber, Digital Strategy, Programme Management, Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, Audit and Accounting, Fraud Investigation, Tax and Corporate Finance.
Commenting on the announcement the Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar T.D. said: “These are highly-skilled jobs that will be created across six cities over the next year. It’s super that more than half of the jobs will go to new graduates, providing young people with a great start to their career straight out of college. The regional spread of new jobs across six city-regions is very much in line with the Government’s focus on balanced regional development. 220,000 new jobs have been created since 2016, with six out of every 10 created outside Dublin. Announcements like this help to reinforce the message that Ireland is a global hub for business and innovation, with great locations in which to invest nationwide. With many international challenges disrupting markets worldwide it is encouraging to see EY confidently power ahead with strong growth and an ambitious jobs strategy.”
Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner, EY Ireland, said; “Our plans to create these 600 new roles over the coming months reflects our continuing strong growth across the island of Ireland. Our clients’ business models are adapting to embrace digital transformation and other new opportunities while dealing with multiple macro-economic challenges. While there are many headwinds for Irish businesses, not least of which is Brexit, our clients are turning to us to support them on all of their strategic priorities including climate change, talent, digital disruption, global tax planning and heightened levels of assurance.
“We continue to invest heavily in best-in-class, diverse talent to support our clients in new and innovative ways. While there is still huge demand for roles in our traditional service areas of tax, audit, consultancy and corporate finance we are also now recruiting technology specialists, robotics and AI engineers and data scientists along with other highly-specialised skillsets. As our clients’ needs evolve with an increasing focus on the integration of technology, digital transformation and the effective management of major organisational change, the skills our clients require are different to those needed even five years ago. Our role here at EY is to ask better questions and support our clients with both creative and technical skills that help us solve the most complex problems in new ways,” Frank O’Keeffe added.