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Galway to share in new 800 jobs from KPMG

Accountancy and consulting firm KPMG have announced that they will be creating 800 new jobs across their Irish offices including in Galway.

The accountancy company will be adding the 800 new jobs to its current workforce of 3,300 in Dublin, Galway, Cork, and Belfast.

The company said that this expansion is being driven by increased client needs in all areas including technology and digital related expertise.

Speaking at the announcement KPMG Managing Partner Seamus Hand said, “The challenges of rapid technological change and greater regulation are among the key drivers for success in Irish business.

“This is reflected in the increased demand for our services and the roles we are looking to fill,” Seamus added.

400 of the new jobs experienced professionals with a wide range of expertise and skills while 400 of the posts will be available to recent graduates.

These will includes positions in a wide range of disciplines including audit & assurance, tax consulting, deal advisory and consulting.

“Talented and ambitious graduates have more choice than ever before,” Seamus Hand said.

“We’re basing our appeal to graduates on the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients, across a wide spectrum of disciplines spanning technology and digital transformation, international tax and deal advisory to name just some of the opportunities.”

KPMG is Ireland’s largest professional services firm, revenues topping €400 million in 2018.

It’s workforce has also expanded dramatically by 70 percent in recent years. The number of people it employs has gone from 2,000 in 2014 to over 3,400 at the start of 2020.

Commenting on the impact of climate change on Irish business and the services they require Seamus Hand said that KPMG is helping clients to implement sustainability and decarbonisation strategies.

“This is good news for those seeking work in KPMG as we expand the range of career opportunities available to both graduates and experienced professionals.”

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
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