EY announces 520 new jobs across seven offices in Ireland

By Business & Finance
12 July 2018
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and EY Managing Partner, Frank O’Keeffe

Job creation will bring EY’s headcount to more than 2,500 in the island of Ireland

EY today announced the creation of 520 jobs, adding to its total existing headcount of more than 2,500 across the island of Ireland. This means a 36% increase in headcount in the last two years. The new roles on offer at the professional and consultancy services firm will be filled by 215 experienced candidates and 305 roles will be filled by Ireland’s graduates in September, an increase of 57 roles since last year’s intake.

Speaking ahead of the job announcement Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:

I am also pleased to see EY continuing its commitment to graduate employment by providing career opportunities through the recruitment of these 305 college-leavers, helping to copper-fasten our reputation as a leading country for top talent and investment.

Data analytics, digital strategy and economic advisory roles available

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.

Managing Partner Frank O’Keeffe, commented:

While geopolitical, uncertainty and technological disruption will undoubtedly present challenges for businesses and the Irish economies, Ireland is facing these challenges from a position of great strength and flexibility.  As a result our client needs are evolving and more innovative solutions are required. We are bringing together the best talent and latest technology to drive truly transformative innovation in all our services.

STEM candidates required amongst other roles

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.

O’Keeffe concluded: “It’s crucial we recruit the best people from graduates through to partners with the type of sector-specific experience that will allow us to provide clients with the insight and advice they need to grow their businesses and customer base.”