Despite the ongoing economic turmoil and an austerity budget looming, tax recruitment in Dublin is showing signs of recovery.
While 2010 was a relatively stagnant market in terms of the volume of transactions, the number of new tax roles coming on stream in Q3 and Q4 to date has increased steadily in comparison to H1 and the outlook remains positive for the coming year.
Most encouragingly there has been a marked increase in corporate tax hiring within practice firms driven by an expectation of increased business within our key industry and financial services clients. Tax advisors within financial services are more valuable than ever and this area will see a growing demand for indirect tax, international corporate tax and transfer pricing experts in 2011.
There has been a significant increase in other practice areas in the last quarter of 2010 particularly within the big four and top 10 accountancy firms. We are currently working with top firms in Dublin where there is urgent demand for experienced candidates particularly within audit; internal audit; risk advisory; corporate recovery and business performance departments.