It was announced today that professional and consultancy services firm, EY, will create 520 jobs following double-digit growth for four consecutive years and a 36% increase in headcount in the last two years.
The new roles will be filled by 215 experienced candidates, with average salaries of €65,000 per annum, depending on experience. The firm says 305 roles will be filled by graduates in September, an increase of 57 roles since last year’s intake.
EY is actively recruiting candidates to fill a variety of roles in areas including Data Analytics, IT Advisory and Transformation, Risk, Cyber, Digital Strategy and Customer Experience. Ongoing demand in the firm’s core audit, tax and corporate finance practices has also led to the creation of these new roles, including fast-growth areas such as Economic Advisory, Tax and Audit Innovation and Automation.
As EY continues to look at traditional sources for talent, it is also recruiting candidates from varying academic backgrounds including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). New hires will work on major projects across Ireland’s top PLCs, entrepreneurial businesses, multinationals and public sector clients.
Today EY employs accountants, tax specialists, engineers, data scientists, economists, programmers, mathematicians and customer experience specialists. One hundred and forty five of the new roles will be based in EY’s two Dublin offices, with the remaining spread across EY’s other five offices in Ireland – Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
Speaking ahead of the job announcement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, "With more people than ever before at work in Ireland, the Government wants to support the creation of not just more jobs, but better jobs. So I am delighted that EY is announcing the creation of more than 500 high-quality positions, providing opportunities in the areas such as accounting, science, engineering and technology."
He added, "We want to retain home-grown talent and also attract highly skilled workers from abroad, so the opportunity that EY provides candidates to base themselves in Ireland while gaining international experience through their global network and client base is vitally important for Ireland Inc."