Outsourcing specialist IT Alliance has established a new shared services centre in Dublin employing 30 people. The facility consists of centralised back office covering finance and human resources as well as project management.
Philip Maguire, CEO of IT Alliance, said the facility would have a dual purpose. “It will act as the springboard for our own expansion overseas, especially into the UK. It means we can enter markets quickly as we have key back-office infrastructure already in place in Dublin. We are also making it available as an outsourced facility to Irish-based international and indigenous companies to speed their entry to market.”
He said the shared-services market would continue to expand as businesses look to reduce costs. Also known as business process outsourcing (BPO), the global shared-services market is expected to reach almost €400bn over the next 10 years based on Deutsche Bank forecasts.
The new centre will be led by IT Alliance’s finance and operations director, Hildagarde McCarville (pictured). McCarville is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Prior to joining IT Alliance, she worked in practice before joining IT consultancy Cambridge Technology Partners.
IT Alliance Group was established in 1997 and employs 250 people. The company announced in September that it was to hire 40 staff for a new project management centre located at the company’s Dublin headquarters.
By Brian Skelly