Belfast accountancy firm BDO to create 31 jobs over 3 years

14 Sep 2016

Belfast-based accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has announced will create 31 jobs over the next three years to support its international network.

BDO announced the need for job creation having secured a lucrative contract to provide assistance for UK and global outsourcing services.

The 31 new roles are expected to provide professional services to a range of blue chip and FTSE 500 clients that operate within the BDO International network.

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43 roles have been created since the contract was secured, 12 of which have now been filled. By the end of 2018, BDO is expected to have over 200 staff on its books.

Invest NI estimates that the 43 jobs will generate over £1m annually in additional salaries having offered over £200,000 to support the recruitment of 36 of the 43 positions.

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From left: First Minister, Arlene Foster, Peter Burnside, managing partner, BDO NI; Ashley Carter, BDO LLP London; and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness‎. Image via Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Peter Burnside, managing partner of BDO Northern Ireland, said: “As an established local firm we are committed to investing in and developing the local marketplace, creating as many employment opportunities as we can.

“Through our membership of the BDO International network we have been able to secure this significant contract with the support of Invest NI.”

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster also added: “This is a promising new venture for BDO Northern Ireland which operates as part of an international accountancy and business advisory network.

“I congratulate BDO for this expansion and commend Invest NI who worked hard to secure this investment by offering the company over £217,000 in employment grant and training support.”

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Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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