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Claire Hanrahan

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CRH plc

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Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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300 new jobs with Accenture

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300 New Jobs with Accenture


Friday, February 10, 2017 




300 New Jobs with Accenture

Global professional services company Accenture has announced the creation of 300 new jobs today. The announcement comes with the opening of the company's new multidisciplinary Silicon Dock research hub in Dublin's north city.

Located at The Dock, the company's research and incubation hub, 100 of the new jobs will be tech and design roles, offering career opportunities across the areas of:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Advanced analytics
  • The Internet of Things, and
  • Industries including financial services, retail, consumer goods, life sciences and utilities.

The Dock is one of the world’s most connected and intelligent buildings, using sensors to learn from occupant behavior, react to user feedback and allow the building to continually evolve.

The additional jobs will bring Accenture’s workforce in Ireland to more than 2,500.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

Accenture has a strong presence in Ireland, with more than 2,200 employees across three locations. The company has a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, including gender equality, and women make up 43 percent of the company’s employees in Ireland.

Accenture recently partnered with the Royal Irish Academy to launch Women on Walls, an award-winning initiative that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits. The company commissioned portraits of leading female academics to recognise their achievements and inspire future generations. The portraits are on display at the Royal Irish Academy and are the first female subjects to grace the walls in the Academy’s 230-year history - Visit.