Accountant Online is to triple its workforce in Ireland with 100 new jobs over the next four years.
The group, which describes itself as Ireland’s largest online accountancy firm, said the “skilled positions” will be in the accountancy and technology fields with ancillary staff also being hired to bring the total workforce to 150 by early 2026.
The company offers all staff the opportunity to work remotely. Accountant Online currently has 51 employees at its offices in Dublin, Derry, Letterkenny as well as remotely across the island of Ireland and overseas.
It offers financial and business services to companies mainly in the tech, software and consulting sectors. Established in 2015 by current CEO Larissa Feeney, it now has over 2,000 clients.
The company also said it is exceeding its growth predictions, achieving a 45 per cent increase in turnover during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It generated a turnover of €2.1 million in its latest financial year to March 2021 and is on track to achieve a turnover of €3 million this year. It is predicting a turnover of €10 million by its year-end in 2026.
“Accountant Online has been growing steadily and we are delighted to be announcing the next phase of our development with 100 jobs over the next few years,” said Ms Feeney.
“When I set up the company, the accountancy industry was still at a very traditional stage and, while there has been a lot of digital transformation in the industry, there is still a lot more room for clients to benefit from further innovation and digitisation.
“Technology has always been core to our business and that has allowed us to capitalise on the move by customers towards digital professional services, the pace of which has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Dramatic advances in customer relationship management and cloud technologies are also allowing us to service our clients really well and more efficiently than traditional accountancy practice methods.”