Professional services firm EY said this morning it will create 80 new executive roles at its Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Belfast offices over the next six months.
In addition, EY is offering more than 160 graduate positions for its 2014 intake, up 40pc since 2011.
The jobs expansion is a result of significant client wins coupled with growing demand for its assurance, advisory, tax and transaction services.
The hiring is across a spectrum of areas, ranging from qualified accountants and senior executives to a number of key roles in the financial accounting advisory and fraud investigations and dispute services.
The company already employs 1,260 people across the island of Ireland.
“We anticipate a tough operating environment for the foreseeable future – however, having grown our numbers employed on the island by 18pc over the last two years, we remain determined to create jobs and invest in talent, which is vital to the sustained success of our business and a direct contribution to Ireland’s recovery,” said EY Ireland managing director Mike McKerr.
The news has also been welcomed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, who said: “Today’s announcement that EY is creating an additional 80 jobs over the next six months is a further boost (to Ireland), and its recruitment campaign targeting Irish people living abroad is a strong sign of the progress we are making. I am determined to ensure that, with the proper supports from Government, we can see many more investments like this over the coming months and years.”
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