KPMG has announced it plans to recruit 800 new employees in its Irish divisions this year.
Following “increased client needs” and a “strong demand for services”, the firm now plans to recruit 400 experienced professionals and 400 graduates across its Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway branches.
The graduate opportunities will be across a variety of disciplines, including audit and assurance, tax consulting, deal advisory and consulting. KPMG said the positions would require cybersecurity, digital and data analytics skills, as well as “expertise” in sustainability and decarbonisation.
In more traditional parts of the business, KPMG are also looking to recruit employees in tax consulting, corporate finance, transaction services, regulatory advisory, consulting, restructuring and forensics.
Seamus Hand, managing partner at KPMG Ireland, said: “The challenges of rapid technological change and greater regulation are among the key drivers for success in business and are reflected in the increased demand for our services and the roles we’re looking to fill.
“Increased focus on technology including areas such as cybersecurity, digital, and data analytics, is resulting in strong growth in these services, as well as continued demand for our expertise in the audit, tax and advisory areas.”
He added: “As a result of the increased focus on climate change, we’re investing to build on our existing expertise and capabilities to help our clients assess and implement their own 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.”
KPMG is Ireland’s single largest professional services firm, and its headcount has increased by 70% from 2,000 in 2014 to over 3,400 at the start of 2020.