FB LOGO

Facebook to add 1,000 jobs in Ireland in 2019

Facebook is to hire an additional 1,000 people in Ireland over the course of 2019.

The extra roles will be created across 60 teams, including the social media giants’ engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams.

The roles will based on its Ballsbridge campus which was previously home to AIB.

The expansion will bring the total number of people employed across its centres in Cork, Dublin and Meath to 5,000.

The announcement was made in Dublin today by the company’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, while she attended Facebook’s Gather event in Croke Park.

More than 500 small and medium businesses from Ireland and across the EMEA region attended the event.

Speaking on one of Facebook’s priorities in 2019 to earn users’ trust, Ms Sandberg said: “Facebook is a very different company to what it was in 2016 or even a year ago”.

She detailed the steps the company has taken, and will be taking, in key priority areas including “the safety and security of Facebook’s users; the commitment to cracking down on fake accounts and false news; strengthening defences against election interference; and being even more transparent in how it operates and makes decisions, to make itself more publicly accountable”.

Meanwhile, Head of Facebook Ireland, Gareth Lambe, admitted today that the company is concerned about the current housing crisis gripping the country.

However, he says it is not something which has stunted Facebook’s growth, and insists he has faith in how the government is tackling the problem.

“We’re concerned, of course; to date, it hasn’t been a blocker for us hiring, we have over 4,000 people here in Ireland and announcing another 1,000 today is a big investment,” he said.

POP OUT We support all the government’s initiatives, we think they’re doing all the right things around planning, reform and cost benchmarking and all the infrastructure reform that we’re doing.

“We think that will release this glut in a few years, we see it being not as bad in a few years,” he said.

It was also announced today that Facebook would triple its investment in online safety programmes run by the National Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) and SpunOut.ie, bringing the total investment to €1m.

The funding will go towards research and an online training program for teachers and parents of secondary school students.

An online safety resource for teenagers will also be created in partnership with SpunOut.ie.

MP

Elite Big 4 boutique seeking Audit and Advisory manager

This firm offers the quality and benefits of a large firm in a smaller environment where there is more opportunity to use your initiative and gain responsibility early on.

They provide wide-ranging work experience in fields including investigation litigation support, business planning, financial modelling, tax planning, audit and general business advice. You will have the opportunity to deal with everything from an entrepreneur just setting up a business, to a large established company.

Clients include high street names, AIM-listed companies, film distributors, retailers and travel firms. They also specialise in working with hedge fund managers regulated by the FCA.

Job Description

You will take responsibility for developing a wide ranging portfolio, building and driving excellent client relationships, delivering a quality service. You will manage the team and look to support and develop junior individuals. Alongside this you will have a development focus to your role, looking to identify opportunities for planning/further services etc. The firm is growing and planning for future developments and therefore the business is seeking individuals, who are career focused and looking to progress in level and responsibility. You will have genuine opportunity progress and develop in your career within this leading firm.

The Successful Applicant

  • ACA qualified accountant or equivalent
  • Currently working as an Audit Manager or Senior Manager
  • Intellectually ambitious
  • Aspirations to develop and one day achieve partnership
  • Curious and keen to offer clients a range of creative solutions
  • Focus on excellence in all you do
  • Enjoy building client relationships
  • Professional, friendly and supportive in approach

What’s On Offer

  • Company support, professional growth and partner prospects
  • £60,000 – £80,000 salary
  • Opportunity to study CTA (+ other qualifications)
  • Genuine work life balance
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from high quality senior advisers

Contact: Lorraine Twist
Quote job ref: 13915109
Telephone: +44 207 269 2244

DV PHOTO

International organisation seeking Derivatives lawyer

Based in London and reporting into the Head of Legal your main role will be to review, analyse and negotiate ISDA Master Agreements related to product and loan offerings, including Credit Agreements, Common Terms Agreement, Intercreditor Agreements, relevant Security Agreements as well as other project finance documentation. On a day to day basis this would include:

Draft and negotiate ISDA Master Agreements and any associated Credit Support Annex/collateral documents with various types of counterparty such as Financial Institutions and Corporates.

Review and analyse finance and security documents for derivatives hedging related to secured financing/project finance transactions.

Provide legal support and advice on laws, rules and regulations applicable to global transactions (including netting opinions for foreign jurisdictions and EMIR).

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will need to be a qualified derivatives lawyer with experience from a top tier law firm and ideally a comparative banking organisation.

In depth understanding of ISDA documentation is essential and any exposure to loan and project finance hedging documentation would be highly advantageous.

What’s On Offer

A basic salary of up to £100,000 + excellent benefits + discretionary annual bonus.

Contact: Thomas Watson
Quote job ref: 13952617
Telephone: +44 207 269 2499

PIN new PHOTO

Baker McKenzie law firm to create 150 jobs in Belfast

GLOBAL law firm Baker McKenzie is to create 150 new jobs in Belfast as part of major expansion plans.

The legal company, who first opened in the city back in 2014, has entered into an agreement with Belfast Harbour Commissioners to take additional office space in the City Quays development. The deal will see Baker McKenzie lease a floor in City Quays 2, a move which will see staff numbers in Northern Ireland grow from just under 300 to 450.

The expansion also allows the legal firm to develop and grow the services it currently provides in Belfast.

Baker McKenzie was the first tenant to move to grade A office space within City Quays 1 in June 2015, but is now nearing capacity in its existing premises.

Since setting up in late 2014 the Belfast office, one of 77 around the world, has grown rapidly and now provides over 30 legal and business services, including finance, corporate support, marketing and IT.

Executive director at Baker McKenzie, James Richards said the expansion underlines the firm’s commitment to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

“The growth of our Belfast office has been a remarkable success story which would not have been possible without the exceptional pool of talent here from both legal and business backgrounds, which has allowed us to create highly skilled and specialised opportunities in Northern Ireland.”

“Our lawyers and professional staff around the globe have been really impressed at what we have created in Belfast and we have become a major innovation hub for the firm. We have introduced a number of initiatives here that are not only benefitting our clients but have a direct impact on our financial performance,” he added.

Belfast Harbour CEO, Joe O’Neill believes Baker McKenzie’s expansion in the city is testament to the offering provided in the City Quays development.

“Cementing our relationship even further with Baker McKenzie and facilitating their ability to grow is something which makes us very proud,” he said.

“City Quays 2 is Belfast Harbour’s response to ongoing demand by inward investors and indigenous firms for new Grade A office space in Belfast. The development has already established itself as the preferred destination for local and international business leaders and Baker McKenzie’s decision to expand into City Quays 2 is a clear testament to the quality of the space provided, its location for business and the infrastructure around it.”