A total of 250 new jobs have been announced by the professional services firm, Grant Thornton in Dublin. The firm provides financial advisory and accounting services and majority of its new placements will be in its new centre of excellence. All positions are permanent and recruitment is set to be concluded within the next 18 months. According to company, the expansion will give businesses more options to ensure global compliance and reporting services from the base in Ireland.
Minister of State for Financial Services, Eoghan Murphy, said that the initiative will benefit businesses at a time of strong growth in the Irish economy. He added that the announcement is in line with the government’s aim to “promote Ireland as a global centre for specialisation and innovation in financial services”.
The new centre will provide a range of services for financial compliance and reporting across Europe, Asia and Latin America, and the positions will be made available in the company’s tax, audit and advisory departments.
The company says it is increasing its Irish footprint to meet demand in the sector. In the wake of Brexit, the government is keen to attract more financial services to Ireland. After the UK’s vote to leave the EU last, the number of jobs in the Irish financial sector jumped by almost 62 percent.