Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner, EY Ireland.

Job creation on Leeside

A well known firm on Leeside has announced its plans to create 71 jobs.

EY made the jobs announcement on Tuesday as part of a wider announcement to create 816 new jobs on the island of Ireland, adding to its current headcount of 3,400.

This announcement will bring the headcount in EY to over 4,200 across the island of Ireland.

606 of the roles will be Dublin-based, while the remaining 210 roles will be located in Cork, Galway, Belfast, Limerick and Waterford. This follows a period of market-leading growth for EY, the company said.

The 414 experienced hire roles will be advertised and filled by the end of EY’s current financial year (30 June 2022) while a further 402 roles will be filled by university graduates starting this autumn. EY said it will now actively recruit candidates to fill a variety of roles across its core areas of tax, audit, corporate finance and consulting as well as in new growth areas including technology consulting, digital and emerging technology, data analytics, cyber security, sustainability, law, strategy and transformation.

It said it is also recruiting heavily across other growth areas such as workforce and organisation design and planning, change management, transaction diligence, and valuations, modelling and economics.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: (This) announcement is another significant milestone for EY and a strong endorsement of the all island economy, with over 800 roles being created across the island.

“It’s always encouraging to see high value jobs being created for both experienced professionals and the next generation of university graduates alike, and it’s a testament to the skills and talent available here in Ireland and a welcome endorsement of Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to invest and grow.”

He added: “While Covid-19 has changed the way we live, work and do business, we have seen that there is enormous opportunity for businesses to evolve as the world around us also continues to adapt.

“(The) announcement speaks to EY’s success in seizing this opportunity and in supporting Ireland’s ongoing recovery with strong growth and ambition for the future.”

EY Ireland said it continues to perform strongly as its teams respond quickly to the evolving needs of its client base.

The firm is experiencing growth across each of its business areas which has necessitated a greater demand for talent across a diverse range of skillsets and specialisms.

New hires at EY will have the opportunity to join the firm’s great teams who work with Ireland’s top entrepreneurial businesses, multinationals, private and public sector clients. Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner, EY Ireland, said: “Our plans to grow our headcount by over 810 people in the coming months reflect the continuing strong growth of EY across the island of Ireland and the evolution we’re seeing amongst our client base. The fundamental changes brought about by the pandemic, coupled with wider macroeconomic headwinds and shifting business models, have created increased demand for our services as we help our clients tackle their most complex business challenges.

“Our clients are increasingly looking to EY to help them navigate change but also to seek out opportunity to help them transform, grow and prosper into the future. We’re looking for the best talent to join our world class teams as we support our incredible clients to unlock their full potential.”

Frank continued: “We’re recruiting professionals at all levels, from university graduates through to partners, with backgrounds not only in business but in technology, science, engineering, law and humanities, however we’re not limited to these areas. Our new EY hybrid working model will also give us the opportunity to attract talent from every corner of the island of Ireland, not just in Dublin or in the big urban centres.”

He added: If we have learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that the best talent can be located anywhere on the island and can still consistently deliver brilliant results. Our people will have the ability to flex between working from client site, an EY office or from home in a way that works for our clients, our people and for our business. This really is such an exciting time for EY as we grow with our incredible clients and with our amazing people at the heart of all of our plans.”