Raymond Doherty 9 Oct 2019 04:36pm

EY creates 600 new jobs in Ireland

The Big Four firm has announced it will push its headcount across Ireland to almost 3,700

EY Ireland announced that 366 of the roles will be based in the firm’s two Dublin offices, with 234 roles spread across the firm’s offices in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford, with 96 new roles going to Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Of the 600 new roles, 237 will be new experienced hires to be filled by June 2020 and 363 roles will be graduates to start no later than October 2020.

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was present at EY’s launch event at its Dublin offices. He said, “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.”

The job will cover several areas, including in the traditional services line of tax, corporate finance and audit, as well as data analytics, digital strategy and cyber.

Frank O’Keeffe, EY Ireland managing partner, said, “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.

EY Ireland’s revenue has grown from €115m in 2010 to €290m in 2018.