New Irish jobs at accountancy company will have average salaries of over €50,000

EY is creating 270 jobs across its network of Irish offices

New Irish jobs at accountancy company will have average salaries of over €50,000

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Accountancy and consultancy company EY is to create 220 new full-time jobs in Ireland, with salaries averaging more than €50,000.

Positions are on offer for experienced professionals in accounting, finance, engineering, IT, consultancy and business.

The firm will also increase its number of graduate roles by 20% to 250 this September.

EY said the recruitment drive is being fuelled by a high demand for services such as data analytics and fraud investigation.

It said its business has grown by over 16% annually over the past three years, and that its workforce has increased by more than 27% since 2014.

The company already employs 1,800 people in Ireland. The new hires will be based across the firm’s seven Irish offices, including new bases in Dublin and Galway. 

EY has also recently signed the lease on a new office in Limerick city that will accommodate up to 100 staff. 

'Mark of confidence'

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor described the announcement as "wonderful news".

"It is a true mark of confidence in the Irish economy when an international business can be competitive and grow to the degree EY have in this country," she said.

"The fact that these jobs will be spread across EY's offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Galway is very welcome news as one of my priorities as Minister is to ensure employment growth across the regions.

"Only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for services needed to create a fair society. This will ensure a more inclusive prosperity for all."