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Grant Thornton launches recruitment drive in Ireland

By Sheetal Sukhija, Ireland News
13 Nov 2018, 11:11 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - As part of its overall strategy to boost its client revenue, the accountancy and financial services firm Grant Thornton has announced its decision to increase its workforce.

Grant Thornton has announced its latest recruitment drive in Ireland, revealing that it plans to hire 400 new staff members in the country.

According to the company, it will hire 200 fresh graduates and 200 experienced candidates - with all the positions set to be filled in over the next two years.

The financial services firm, which recently relocated its staff to its new office on City Quay in Dublin City Centre, has stated that the company's growth has prompted the need for exceptional people.

Grant Thornton said that it is looking to hire in a range of areas and for different positions.

The company said that it is offering new jobs in areas including financial services advisory, tax, audit and consulting.

Further, it is hiring for specialist areas such as cyber and forensics, technology and aviation.

According to Grant Thornton's announcement, the new jobs will mainly be based at its head office in Dublin.

However, it is also hiring for some new positions at its offices in Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Limerick and Longford.

Mick McAteer,Managing Partner of Grant Thornton said, "We are trusted advisors to a growing Irish and international client base on just about every facet of their business today, across consulting and advisory services. With new growth, comes further diversification and the need for exceptional people from a range of backgrounds to ensure Grant Thornton is primed to make the most of the opportunities ahead."

Since 2012, Grant Thornton has expanded from a team of 30 partners and 375 staff, to a total of 49 partners and over 1,350 staff.

McAteer has pointed out that the role of accountants is evolving, as is the regulatory, political and legal landscape, and the needs of its clients within that.

Further, the company's recruitment drive also comes as it has stated that by 2020, it is targeting more than 25 percent growth in client revenue.

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