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Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

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250 new jobs for Dublin with Fidelity International

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250 new jobs for Dublin with Fidelity International

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 

250 new jobs for Dublin with Fidelity International

Fidelity International has today announced plans for an additional 250 jobs at its state-of-the-art offices in Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin’s financial district, the global investment and retirement savings business is expanding its operation here and already has capacity for the 250 additional roles.  

Making the announcement, the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD, said: “Ireland is now a major player and a very attractive location for International Financial Services companies from all over the world.  We have the skills and structures to support new projects and to welcome new investors". 

Fidelity International is a client of the IDA and already has over 280 people in its 77,000 sq. ft. office in George’s Quay House, Townsend St, Dublin 2. 

Details of current vacancies with the company are available here.

Brian Conroy, President of Fidelity International, who joined the Tánaiste at the announcement, said: "Dublin is a key international hub to support our global growth objectives for the business. Fidelity is well-placed in a fast moving industry with exciting developments and innovations currently taking place. Therefore, expanding our presence in Dublin is critical to meeting our ambitious plans. With over 280 employees from 32 different nationalities represented in our new office, and with capacity for 250 more, there are significant opportunities for those looking to grow their careers in a truly international environment. Ireland’s stability, access to world class talent, the support from the IDA and the Irish Government’s commitment to supporting business and bettering infrastructure has made Dublin an extremely attractive choice for our growing, global business."

Welcoming the announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland: said “This latest job announcement is the next phase of Fidelity’s journey in Ireland - having already grown its workforce from 58 to 280 full time employees over the past 14 months. The plans by Fidelity International to add 250 jobs shows that global companies in the financial services sector are continuing to find the right talent to facilitate their plans for rapid expansion.  Ireland has witnessed a significant number of investments in Financial Services in recent months, underlying our competitiveness in this sector.”

The CareersPortal Team