EY plans to double headcount in Galway office

In addition to employing 70 staff, firm plans to offer new services from Galway base

Emer Joyce, director of EY Galway; deputy mayor of Galway, councillor Donal Lyons; Frank O’Keeffe, managing partner of EY Ireland; Paraic Waters, director of EY Galway. The firm is expanding their Galway operation. Photograph: Picasa

Emer Joyce, director of EY Galway; deputy mayor of Galway, councillor Donal Lyons; Frank O’Keeffe, managing partner of EY Ireland; Paraic Waters, director of EY Galway. The firm is expanding their Galway operation. Photograph: Picasa

 

Professional services firm EY intends to double the headcount in its Galway office, creating 35 new jobs in addition to offering new services.

The company, which currently offers tax and audit services from Galway plans to introduce additional offerings over the next two years including corporate finance and risk advisory.

Having grown from five staff to 35 since opening the Galway office in 2016, EY said its office has capacity to grow to 70 employees within two years.

“Galway is a hub for Ireland’s prospering life sciences sector, and in particular a global centre of excellence for innovations in medtech. With a strong network of third-level institutions, relatively low costs and the quality of life on offer for employees, the west of Ireland is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities to attract investment,” said EY Ireland managing partner Frank O’Keefe.

Expansion

“Building on the expansion of our Cork office earlier this year, this announcement reflects our continuing commitment to building on our established reputation outside of Dublin and growing our footprint and client offering in our regional offices more broadly,” he added.

Earlier this year EY announced a significant jobs drive, aiming to add 520 staff to its seven offices across the country. The company said the new hires will include 215 experienced candidates, on average salaries of €65,000 per year, to deal with “exceptional growth” in its consultancy practice and fill a variety of roles in areas including data analytics, IT advisory, digital strategy and customer experience.

In the last two years EY’s headcount has increased 36 per cent and it now employs more than 2,500 people on the island of Ireland.