Accountancy merger creating 75 jobs in Dublin

Crowe Horwath has joined forces with Phelan Prescott...

Global accounting and consulting giant Crowe Horwath is set to create 75 new Irish jobs as it closes a merger with the Dublin-based Phelan Prescott.

The positions will be rolled out over the next three years.

According to the Irish Independent, the merged firm will use the Crowe Horwath name and will have 14 partners and 50 staff with a combined turnover of €17 million.

Neil Davitt and Brian Geraghty, who were partners in Phelan Prescott, have now been admitted to Crowe Horwath's partnersip. Other Phelan Prescott partners Conor Davitt and Andrew O’Riordan have also joined as consultants.

Naoise Cosgrove, managing partner of Crowe Horwath, said:

"We are extremely proud of our heritage of supporting and growing local Irish businesses over the last 75 years. This merger is the latest part of an ambitious growth strategy to address the needs of our increasingly diverse Irish and international client base.

"The enlarged practice further enhances Crowe Horwath’s client service offering and consolidates the practice as a leading accountancy and business advisory firm in Ireland."

Brian Geraghty added:

"We are delighted to be joining Crowe Horwath. The merger allows us, and our clients, to benefit from a wider range of in-house service and sector expertise that Crowe Horwath has. We are confident Crowe Horwath is a strong match for our firm as they share the same values, heritage and partner-led ethos as we do."