PwC Cork is delighted to announce plans to hire 80 people in the year ahead. This increase in numbers will bring PwC Cork’s total headcount to 250 people by the end of 2019. To reflect this growth, the Albert Quay office space will be expanding by nearly 40%. This follows its relocation to a state-of-the-art city centre site in 2015.
The new positions include 50 professionally qualified roles and 30 graduate roles. The recruitment campaign aims to attract talent back to Cork with full time senior positions right across its Cork business.These new positions are available in all areas of service including assurance, tax, advisory consulting and specialist skills such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, GDPR, deals, risk management, financial services and fund management.
Left to right: Rebecca Barry, Cork advisory and Irish senior International hockey player; Ger O'Mahoney, PwC Cork senior partner and Feargal O'Rourke, PwC Ireland managing partner.
Speaking at the announcement, PwC Ireland Managing Partner, Feargal O’Rourke, said: “We are firmly committed to Cork and have ambitious growth plans to continue to expand our business in the region. Despite international uncertainties, we continue to see clients in Cork invest in their businesses and we will continue to support their growth strategies in an unprecedented world of change.”
Ger O’Mahoney, Senior Partner, PwC Cork said: “With a skyline of cranes, we are seeing great optimism in Cork both from indigenous and multinational companies. PwC Cork’s expansion plans reflect our ambitious growth strategy to continue to be the region’s prime provider of market leading professional services. The significant growth in our Cork practice reflects a very buoyant market where client demand is growing in all areas of business.
In particular, we are seeing strong demand for tax and technology services as clients continue to develop their businesses for a modern digital economy. And with the extent of data breaches and cyberattacks, we are also seeing exponential growth in demand for cybersecurity solutions to help protect clients’ businesses. Cork is a very vibrant city, offering a great quality of life and affordable living. We look forward to continuing to help our clients expand their businesses in Cork and beyond.”
Declan Maunsell, PwC Cork people partner, added: “We recognise that the strength of our people is key to the success of our firm. Having achieved 100% pass rates in the 2018 accountancy and tax exams, we continue to recruit top-class talent. Working with leading international and indigenous businesses right here in Cork, our people have exciting and rewarding careers in a city that offers great culture. And with market leading training and development programmes, our people have the support to be the best they can be and become world-class business advisors.”
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