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Grant Thornton announces it has created over 1500 new jobs in Ireland in just two years, with further growth planned

  • Grant Thornton's turnover set to reach €300M and over 3000 people by the end of 2023.
  • New collaboration space – The Mobius at firm's Dublin HQ officially opened by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Grant Thornton Ireland has announced that it is ahead of its planned growth targets at the official opening of a new collaboration space The Mobius by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin.  The professional services firm’s turnover will hit €300M by the end of the year, while its workforce has grown to 3000, creating over 1500 new jobs in the past two years, exceeding growth targets. Over 800 roles were added in 2023.  

Advisory and Consultancy Services driving growth

The professional services firm has seen growth across all areas particularly in non-audit, advisory and consulting where business growth has been very strong with over 50% of its team now supporting non-accountancy roles. There has also been substantial growth in Audit and Assurance, with just under 500 new joiners in this period, which reflects the growing increase in client demand across the board.

The Mobius Hub - New Collaboration Space

A new collaboration space, The Mobius at City Quay, was officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today. The Mobius will provide a state-of-the-art facility to host clients and partner even more closely with them in a collaborative space. Its name is inspired by Grant Thornton's brand symbol, the Mobius loop. The facility will provide additional space for over 150 employees and offer collaborative space for Grant Thornton's growing team. 

Speaking at the opening, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said:

“It’s great to officially open the new Mobius Hub. Having seen the facility at first hand, I’m sure it will fulfil its remit to foster collaboration, team building, creativity and innovation for the company and its clients. I’m also really pleased to learn that Grant Thornton is ahead of its planned growth targets and that its workforce in Ireland is passing the 3,000 mark. I wish the company and its staff further success in the years ahead.”

Speaking about the growth at the firm, Michael McAteerManaging Partner at Grant Thornton, said:

"I am immensely proud of the growth at Grant Thornton throughout my tenure, and particularly in the last two years, that will see our numbers exceed 3000 people by year-end. We have made some excellent hires during this time and I am confident that the Grant Thornton team represents the best of the best within the professional services industry. Despite the global economic uncertainty which loomed as we entered 2023, Grant Thornton has continued to grow and expand in line with client demand, with turnover set to reach €300M by the end of the year. This result is representative of the resilience shown by our clients and Irish businesses as a whole."  

With the recent appointment of Martin Shanahan as Partner and Head of Industry and Foreign Direct Investment, Grant Thornton plans to leverage its global network capability in 147 countries and particularly its strong relationships in the United States to become the leading advisor of choice for large multinational companies operating in Ireland. Grant Thornton will continue to build out its capability across key sectors including Financial Services, Technology, Life Sciences and the Public Sector. 

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