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Grant Thornton goes live with Workday Human Capital Management across Ireland


Grant Thornton, Ireland’s fastest growing professional services firm, has gone live in Ireland with Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), including Workday Recruiting, to help scale and drive business transformation.

Grant Thornton Ireland employs over 1,000 people in offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Limerick, and Longford. It is part of the 47,000-strong Grant Thornton International, a $4.8 billion global organisation with member firms operating in over 130 countries. The company operates across a variety of industries and boasts four distinct service lines in Ireland: Advisory, Audit and Assurance, Tax and Legal, and Corporate Accounting and Outsourcing.

To support its significant expansion, which has seen continuous revenue and headcount growth over the past five years, Grant Thornton needed scalable systems and processes in place in order to reach its strategic goals. Key reasons for selecting Workday included:

  • One master HCM system providing a single source of truth for the entire business, enabling the organisation to simplify operations and work more efficiently.
  • Greater visibility and insights into workforce data for quicker, more-informed decision making.
  • An engaging, consumer-grade experience that ensures that staff and managers can easily access information and perform tasks on-the-go from a mobile device.

Ultimately, Workday will help the company work towards its core business goal of transformational leadership by enabling people-related decisions built on a solid foundation of data.

This cross-business investment was delivered by Workday partner Kainos and involved Grant Thornton’s HR, Business Consulting, IT, and Marketing departments.  

Comments on the News

“Grant Thornton Ireland is delighted to be the first Irish professional services firm to go live with Workday.  We believe this investment in technology will be instrumental in helping Grant Thornton drive its growth within the Irish market.  Critically, Grant Thornton will be able to excel in its ability to win, engage, grow and retain people through Workday,” commented Michael Stone, Head of HR, Grant Thornton Ireland.

“Grant Thornton is on an incredibly rapid growth trajectory in Ireland and its continued success is dependent on the efficient and effective operation of its growing workforce,” commented Carolyn Horne, Regional Vice President, UKI, Workday. “The business is known for the wide range of financial and business services it makes available and delivers innovatively, and the decisions it makes about the people delivering these services are critical if it is to keep standards at the highest level as the business grows. I am confident that Workday’s HR system will empower both its employees and business leaders to work more effectively and make better-informed decisions.”