500 jobs to be created at major accountancy firm

By Business & Finance
15 December 2015
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PwC has announced plans to hire over 500 people in 2016 as the firm launches its campaign to attract talent home from abroad.

PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people employed to deliver assurance, advisory and tax services.

A changing tax landscape is increasing demands for specialist services from both international and domestic companies.

The company is aiming to attract talent to come home from abroad, as well as in Ireland, in such areas as assurance, technology, digital, data analytics, cyber security, financial effectiveness, regulatory compliance, risk management, as well as financial services and fund administration.

Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner, PwC Ireland, said: “We have ambitious growth plans for 2016 and beyond. And as Ireland’s market leading firm, helping our clients further expand their businesses, we’re also aiming to attract specialised skills to come home. Ireland is a great place to work and live and, with our growth potential, now is an exciting time for people based internationally to consider a career at home with PwC.”

Susan Kilty, people partner, PwC, added: “We’re looking for people who are passionate about what they do, who have strong business analytical and communication skills and who will work with our clients to achieve success. In turn, working with Ireland’s leading professional services firm they will meet great people and have great opportunities. And advising some of the world’s most respected brands they will get great experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.”

PwC employs over 3,000 people in Ireland and recently scored second in the world as the most attractive employer for business students – second only to Google – in the Universum World Most Attractive Employer ranking.

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