KPMG to create 500 new jobs to Ireland

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'Big four' financial firm KPMG is set to create 500 new jobs in Ireland during the next 12 months.

The roles will comprise of 200 positions for experienced professionals and 300 opportunities for graduates.

KPMG says that this is a response to "strong client demand." The company's Irish workforce has grown to 2,500 employees - up from just over 2,000 in 2014.

The 200 experienced roles will be spread across the areas of management consulting, risk consulting, tax, audit, restructuring and transaction services.

It will target workers based both in Ireland and abroad. Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland said: "In recent years, we have seen a lot of evidence of Irish professionals working abroad looking to come home. We can offer competitive packages as well as a challenging and rewarding career working with some of Ireland’s leading indigenous and multinational companies."

"Key to KPMG’s success and growth is giving clients the best advice. That means every year recruiting the  best and brightest talent coming out of our universities. KPMG remains the largest private sector recruiter of new graduates in the country and will be hiring 300 graduates who will join us in autumn 2017," she added, commenting on the entry level positions.

KPMG said that following the Brexit vote it believes that key sectors of the Irish economy are performing well, making specific reference to financial services, aircraft leasing, telecoms, healthcare, and utilities.

Information about these positions can be found at kpmg.ie/careers and @KPMGCareersIRL on Twitter.

Joseph Conroy, Newstalk.com 

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