Grant Thornton Ireland yesterday announced plans to double the size of its tax team from 170 to 340 across its Irish offices in response to a changing tax landscape and following an increase in demand from clients. The announcement comes as tax reforms, both globally and nationally, are set to impact businesses across several industries over the coming years.
The Professional services firm will begin the hiring process for these roles immediately with these new opportunities ranging from tax senior, manager, director, and partner level roles. The expanded tax team will continue to support clients in a number of different sectors, in particular the financial services including banking, aviation, insurance and asset management.
These new roles with Grant Thornton Ireland will be filled over the coming four years and new experienced hires will have access to Grant Thornton Ireland’s bespoke leadership programme supporting staff from assistant manager up to director level. This Grant Thornton learning and development initiative was awarded Best Leadership Development Award at the Irish Institute of Training and Development’s National Training Awards in June. The 170 roles available with Grant Thornton Ireland over the coming four years will complement the ongoing graduate recruitment campaign.
Speaking of the announcement, Head of Tax and Legal at Grant Thornton Ireland, Bernard Doherty said, "Our plans to double the number of people working in our tax department is a reflection of a rapidly developing discussion on the tax landscape and growing needs of our clients. Proposed tax reforms around corporation tax, and the lingering bureaucracy and changes caused by Brexit have heightened the needs of businesses in this area."
He added, "In particular, we are working closely to support a number of sectors including insurance, banking, aviation and fintech in preparing for any new developments in the tax landscape over the coming months and years. With an expanded team, we’re confident we will continue to go beyond for our clients."