Strong demand for services creating opportunities in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. Increased client needs in all areas including access to technology and digital related expertise amongst drivers of headcount growth.
Seamus Hand, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland said, “The challenges of rapid technological change and greater regulation are among the key drivers for success in Irish business and are reflected in the increased demand for our services and the roles we’re looking to fill.”
Seamus Hand continued, “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.”
Commenting on the impact of climate change on Irish business and the services they require, Seamus Hand said, “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.”
Reflecting the ever-broadening range of services provided by the firm, Seamus Hand said, “With a team of over 3,400, KPMG has more a more diverse range of skills and experience across our teams than ever before - driven by the scale of growth and pace of change across many sectors of the Irish economy.”
KPMG is Ireland’s single largest professional services firm and has experienced sustained revenue and employment growth for several consecutive years. Revenues for 2018 were €414m, and headcount has increased by 70% from 2,000 in 2014 to over 3,400 at the start of 2020. Commenting on KPMG’s plans to hire 400 graduates, Seamus Hand said, “Talented and ambitious graduates have more choice than ever before. 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.”