BDO has revealed ambitious growth for its Irish practice as it aims to recruit an additional 300 people in the coming three years increasing its current headcount to 700. Half of the newly created jobs will be roles for professionals and half will target graduates and juniors.
Accounting and business consulting firm BDO has recently unveiled plans to boost its Irish practice with the recruitment of more than 300 new staff in the coming years. The new roles will include a mixture of graduate and experienced hires. BDO plans to recruit 100 professionals for its Dublin office and 50 advisors across its offices in Limerick and Belfast locations. In addition, the firm plans in the same period recruit approximately 150 graduates in the country.
The jobs that will be created will include management, non-management positions and positions in the key support areas. A big part of the new jobs will be established to support BDO growing sectors in Ireland, including Financial Services, Tourism & Leisure, and Technology and Healthcare. “We have established strong sector teams in Technology, Healthcare, Property, Financial Services and Tourism & Leisure; this announcement underpins our commitment to further grow our specialist knowledge. We also plan to bring in specialists to join our rapidly growing service offerings including Risk Advisory, IT and Outsourced Services. These are ambitious plans for BDO, but we are an ambitious firm,” says Michael Costello, BDO Ireland Managing Partner. “As Irish businesses focus on their own growth strategy, BDO is gearing up to play our part.”
BDO is the second firm in a short time span that has announced expansion plans in Ireland, just recently counterpart Mazars revealed plans to create 50 new jobs in Dublin and Galway. The moves by BDO and Mazars demonstrate the increasing confidence in the Irish economy, as is shown by a CEO survey executed by PwC Ireland in which 86% of business leaders indicate they are positive on the economy’s outlook, up from a mere 3% in 2009.
Despite the good news for the country's economy, the Irish government however still has quite some work to do. Management consulting firm McKinsey & Company recently released an in-depth report on the Irish economy, in which it warns policy makers to rethink Ireland's economic strategy, in order to timely seize the opportunities in the market.