PwC to hire 40 in new Galway hub

02 May 2019 2 min. read
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Big Four firm PwC has announced plans to employ 40 people at its new Galway hub. The plans follow the firm’s relocation to a new state-of-the-art campus in Galway’s city centre.

PwC is the largest professional services firm in Ireland, and offers a broad range of services across audit, tax and advisory. The Irish arm of PwC has witnessed sustained growth, enjoying expansion driven by increasing economic optimism in Ireland regarding the nation’s post-crisis recovery.

As the Big Four firm moves to position itself to benefit from heightened demand, it has revealed the relocation of its Galway office to a new state-of-the-art premises at One Galway Central. With this, PwC has also declared plans to more than double its current headcount and bring on 40 new recruits, bringing the total number at the hub to more than 70 in the next two years.

PwC to hire 40 in new Galway hub

Commenting on the news, Feargal O’Rourke, the recently re-elected Managing Partner of PwC Ireland, said, “Our move to One Galway Central demonstrates our belief in the Galway market and our firm’s commitment to further invest in the region. It is a very important development for PwC which enables us to grow, provide value to our clients, and develop and retain key talent.”

In the digital era, PwC anticipates that the new tech-enabled and centrally located office can provide an attractive work environment where clients and people can work together. The expansion also gives graduates the opportunity to work and live locally while having the benefits of developing a successful career in a global organisation. The site formally launched with a ceremony attended by former Taoiseach and current TD Enda Kenny in April.

Speaking at the ceremony, Kenny remarked, “Galway and the west are very important for Ireland’s continued economic growth and job opportunities… It is great to see organisations such as PwC helping drive this success."

The move also takes advantage of Ireland’s National Planning Framework – Ireland 2040 – aimed at developing a strong regional economy to boost the nation. Part of that saw the development of the M18 motorway, which has created a gateway to the entire Western region and opened up new employment and investment opportunities. This also gives companies looking to arrive in the region easier access to a broad talent pool. , stated the company would now be well poised to offer opportunities for graduates to live locally while working for a global firm.

Ken Johnson, Senior Partner and Assurance Leader at PwC Galway, added, “This is a strategic relocation for our clients and our people. Ireland’s continued robust economic performance is driving growth in the west, despite external uncertainties such as Brexit. We see significant opportunities for PwC to support indigenous and FDI businesses as they exploit this growth potential.”