Financial services firm Deloitte is to create 125 new jobs in Belfast over the next two years, the company has announced.
The establishment of a National Solution Centre in Belfast will create 100 new jobs. The new centre will focus on software development, testing, analytics and application support.
The other 25 jobs will come from a complementary unit to research and develop best market practices around tax processes and administration in serving clients.
Glenn Roberts, senior partner of Deloitte Belfast, said, “The development of the National Solution Centre and the complementary tax unit represents a significant investment for Northern Ireland and is testament to the skilled workforce here.”
Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the jobs would bring an estimated stg£4m each year in additional salaries into the local economy.
"Deloitte continues to work hard to grow its presence in Belfast and this latest investment is a clear endorsement of the skills and infrastructure which Northern Ireland has to offer investors," she said.
"These jobs will benefit not just experienced consultants but also graduates who are looking for an opportunity to begin a career within a global organisation."
By 2013, there will be 275 staff employed at the Belfast establishment.