West Cork-Based Global Shares to Create 80 New Jobs

West Cork-based Global Shares to create 80 new jobs, bringing its total global employee base to 228.

The roles are across a number of areas of the business, including IT, finance, multi-lingual share plan analysts, and trading and legal.

The company, which provides share plan administration software, share-dealing, global custody and financial reporting tools, said that recruitment will begin immediately, with all roles to be filled over the next two years.

The majority of the roles will be based in Ireland, primarily at the Global Shares headquarters in Clonakilty Co Cork.

Founded in 2005, Global Shares has in the past two years seen its client base grow from 150 to 250 clients based in 25 countries, with participants in over 100 countries globally.

During this time the company has signed contracts with 6 FTSE 100 companies and the company’s client listing includes GSK, Skanska, Sage, Irish Life, Legal & General, Generali and others.

The latest recruitment drive will grow the Global Shares team to a total of 228 staff members across the company’s 10 offices in Clonakilty, Cork City, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Portugal, Germany, New Jersey, California and Hong Kong.

“Today’s job announcement is significant in that we have exceeded our three-year expansion target set in 2015 to create 80 new jobs with today’s announcement bringing the total to 160 new positions,” Tim Houstoun, CEO of Global Shares, said.

Some of the new positions are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, and Martin Corkery, regional director, South and South East, Enterprise Ireland described Global Shares as “a great example of an Irish Fintech business with global ambition”.

“[Enterprise Ireland’s] aim is to help more Irish companies like Global Shares to compete and win sustained business in overseas markets,” Mr Corkery said.

Source: Independent