A changing tax landscape and digital disruption are high on the agenda of local and multinational firms, PwC says.

PwC announces 500 new jobs as Irish economy bounces back

15 Dec 2015

PwC has revealed plans to hire more than 500 people in Ireland in 2016 across a wide range of roles from finance to cybersecurity, data analytics, risk management and more.

The recruitment drive includes well over 200 professionally qualified people as the firm launches its campaign to attract talent home from abroad.

The company said the expansion is being led by client demand and is in response to Ireland’s robust economic performance.

The professionally qualified roles for 2016 are full-time senior positions right across the firm.

PwC wants talent from home and abroad

PwC said it is aiming to attract talent to come home from abroad as well as talent based in Ireland in the following key areas of expertise: assurance, technology, digital, data analytics, cybersecurity, financial effectiveness, regulatory compliance, risk management, deals and international tax, as well as financial services and fund administration.

“We have ambitious growth plans for 2016 and beyond,” said Feargal O’Rourke, PwC Ireland managing partner.

“And as Ireland’s market-leading firm, helping our clients further expand their businesses, we’re also aiming to attract specialised skills to come home. Ireland is a great place to work and live and, with our growth potential, now is an exciting time for people based internationally to consider a career at home with PwC.”

Susan Kilty, people partner at PwC, said that the organisation is aiming to hire talented people right across the board due to a changing tax landscape, demands for specialist services from local and global companies, a growing number of M&A deals and digital disruption being high on the agenda of most companies.

“We’re looking for people who are passionate about what they do, who have strong business analytical and communication skills and who will work with our clients to achieve success,” Kilty said.

“In turn, working with Ireland’s leading professional services firm, they will meet great people and have great opportunities. And advising some of the world’s most respected brands they will get great experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.”

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John Kennedy
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