Ernst & Young (EY) is creating 486 new jobs in Belfast through the creation of a new business unit offering advisory and assurance services to global clients.
The new roles will be phased over four years with an expected economic contribution of stg£19 million in direct salaries per annum by year four.
Invest NI offered stg£3.2 million to support the jobs announcement, which played a crucial role in locating these jobs in Belfast.
EY already employ over 1,450 people across its five offices in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and this announcement will significantly add to the 145 people already located in its Belfast office.
The roles will comprise of a mobile and static workforce, providing assurance and advisory services to EY’s UKI domestic and international client base.
“Today’s announcement will provide excellent employment opportunities across a range of levels in a wide variety of roles including, advisory and assurance specialists, comprising of a mobile and static workforce,” said Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment.
“In addition, EY will also be seeking people in human resources, finance and administration within its core business services.
“This investment could have gone to a number of other locations and the decision to choose Belfast is based on the availability of a skilled, loyal and committed workforce and our robust infrastructure which provides reliable, high speed and cost effective connectivity,” Foster said.
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