Professional services firm Mazars has announced the creation of new jobs in Ireland, a decision that follows a strong demand for its services in the country. The 50 newly created jobs will cover a wide variety of professional services and are open to experienced professionals as well as to graduates who will be trained on the job.
The accounting and consulting firm, that has been active in Ireland for the past 30 years, plans to add 50 people to its current staff of 250 in Dublin and Galway. The decision follows the high demand for the firm’s services and underlines its ambition to grown its Irish business. “The creation of these 50 new jobs underlines the commitment of Mazars to growing our business in Ireland and is a vote of confidence in the recovery currently underway in the Irish economy. With stronger than expected economic growth there has been a strong pick up across all areas of our business as more and more companies return to investment and growth mode after many years of retrenchment,” comments Simon Coyle, Senior Partner at Mazars.
The new jobs include Consulting, Audit, Internal Audit, IT Audit, Compliance, Tax, Secretarial, Payroll and Financial Outsourcing roles, and are open to experienced and newly qualified professionals. “We provide structured training programmes and mentoring to all our staff to support their career ambitions. This is an exciting time to join our company as we expand our business in Ireland”, adds Coyle.
The move by Mazars demonstrates the increasing confidence in the Irish economy, a feat that was reconfirmed by a recent study from PwC. According to the Big 4 firm, 86% of business leaders are positive on the economy's outlook, up from a mere 3% in 2009.
Recently two counterparts of Mazars, Deloitte and PwC, announced expansion plans in Northern Ireland. In September, Deloitte announced an investment of £30 million to create 338 new jobs in the coming five years in Belfast, and recently rival PwC unveiled plans to invest 40 million in Belfast, creating 800 new jobs.