KPMG has announced plans to create a new ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Belfast, as part of a £14m scheme that will see 200 new jobs created.
According to the Big Four firm, the investment will see the audit, tax, consulting and deal advisory firm establish a new centre in Belfast, which will deliver a range of digital consultancy services in areas including cybersecurity, AI and digital transformation.
It is believed that the new services will be available for clients in both Britain and Ireland.
In addition, Invest NI, the economic development agency for Northern Ireland, has offered £1m of support for the new jobs to secure the project, with head of the group Kevin Holland saying the project “comes at an excellent time as we focus on rebuilding our economy”.
Johnny Hanna, partner in charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland, said: “The creation of the new Centre of Excellence is the next step in the evolution of KPMG in Northern Ireland. We have continually grown the firm to meet the ever-changing demands of our clients and the addition of this digital centre adds an exciting offering, which will have global reach.
“The case for building the team here was made easy by the depth of talent on offer in the digital technology space and the assistance of Invest NI. This investment cements our commitment to NI and we look forward to establishing a world-class team.”