Fifty new jobs and a €2million centre for Kilkenny City

Mary Cody

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Fifty new jobs and a €2million centre for Kilkenny City

John Donoghue

Fifty new jobs are to be created in Kilkenny City over the next 12 months as part of a €2million investment at the Danville Business Park.

Ifac -  the professional services firm for the Irish farming, food and agribusiness sector today announced that it is creating 200 new jobs across the country over the coming three years. Ifac will begin recruiting for these new roles immediately. This new investment also includes a new €2 million client shared services centre that will be located in Danville Business Park in Kilkenny city . This shared services centre will provide employment for up to 50 people over the coming 12 months and will support ifac clients with a range of services from payroll and audit to business development advice.   

Ifac Chief Executive John Donoghue said: “We are particularly excited about our €2 million investment in a new shared services centre in Kilkenny.  This state-of-the-art facility will employ close to 50 people by this time next year and it will provide clients nationwide with a top quality business support system in the areas of payroll, audit and business development advice.  Our growing client base in the farming, food and agri business sectors have significant service requirements in these areas that we are very well placed to meet with over 40 years’ experience of working in these sectors. We know the issues, understand the challenges and care about supporting our valued clients to thrive in the face of economic uncertainty.”  

This major jobs announcement follows significant growth across the board growth in demand for ifac’s professional services over the past 24 months.  The new jobs will be spread across tax, audit, corporate finance, financial and specialist advisory, book keeping and support roles.

Commenting on the jobs announcement Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “I am really pleased that ifac is announcing the creation of 200 high-quality positions across its almost thirty branches nationwide. The Government is committed to balanced regional development, and we want to help companies to retain top talent to work in their local communities. Gone are the days when all roads lead to Dublin; through our ambitious plan Project Ireland 2040, the Government is strengthening the regions and improving infrastructure to attract jobs and investment. Ifac’s investment in a new shared services centre in Kilkenny is a particularly exciting development and a real addition to the firm’s client service offering. I wish the company and its staff every success in the future.”