Taxback International to announce 80 new jobs in Kilkenny

24th November, 2017

Pictured, L-R: Brendan McCormack, Senior Development Adviser, Enterprise Ireland; Martin Corkery, Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland; Minister Pat Breen TD; Catherine Quirke, Chief Commercial Officer, Taxback International; Terry Clune, CEO & Founder of Taxback Group and Eamon Clunen Operations Director, Taxback International

Leading Irish Financial Services Company Continues with Indigenous & Global Expansion

Taxback International, the leading VAT recovery specialists, will today announce plans to further strengthen its hold in the Irish marketplace by growing its already substantial business by creating 80 new positions at their Kilkenny headquarters. The global company, which is part of the Taxback Group, who employ over 1,200 people globally say it is recruiting across a number of departments to deal with increased demand from Irish and global clients.

Catherine Quirke, Chief Commercial Officer of Taxback International, who will be speaking at the announcement today, said she is thrilled to be recruiting for these exciting new roles in Kilkenny, “Vat recovery is becoming an increasingly important service to businesses worldwide as companies look to increase their bottom line, which is why demand for our service is growing at a rapid pace. It is incredible to see our growth over the last few years. Our reputation in the industry is unparalleled and our corporate strategy has focused our reach into global territories, resulting in the success we have seen to-date. It’s a truly exciting time for everyone in the company.”

Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD said “I am delighted to join the Taxback International team today to celebrate the announcement of 80 new jobs in their Kilkenny headquarters. Taxback International joins a prominent list of leading companies who have carved out a competitive position in the global marketplace and their phenomenal global sales success illustrates the potential of Ireland’s Fintech sector to create jobs. A key priority of the Government, through our Regional Action Plans for Jobs, is to create jobs across all the regions of Ireland”.

Taxback International say recruitment is already underway and is focusing on roles from graduates to senior- level executives in the areas of sales and marketing to accelerate the global reach of the business, as well as R&D roles to support their exciting product development roadmap.

Brendan Ahearne, HR Director of Taxback International went on to comment, “We have an excellent team at Taxback – like-minded, talented, hardworking individuals who are the force driving this company forward. The pool of talent in Ireland is second to none so we are in a very fortunate position being based in Kilkenny – we don’t have to look too hard to find the right people.”

The Taxback Group has been named a Great Place To Work for the 2nd year running indicative of the commitment and engagement of the individuals as part of their growing success.

Not only is Taxback International’s Irish workforce growing but their global team, situated in a variety of countries, has also expanded significantly in recent years.
Ms. Quirke spoke of the expansion and of future plans for the business, “Within the last 12 months alone we have opened new sales offices in Australia, China, Japan, UK and US, and relocated to four larger processing and operations locations in Europe.”

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, added, “Ireland is a hub for fintech innovation and as a key sector, Enterprise Ireland is focused on supporting fintech companies with global ambition to grow their businesses in international markets while creating employment at home. I am delighted to see Taxback International’s continued progress over the last few years giving rise to further investment & additional jobs which is a great boost for Kilkenny as well as the wider region”.

Ms. Quirke concluded, “This announcement is a testament to our continued commitment to Kilkenny and Ireland as a place to do business.
Taxback International is an Irish company making a significant international impact. From a modest team of just seven Business Development Managers based in Kilkenny, we have won global deals with some of the largest companies in the world like ITW, Electrolux, Honeywell, Mondelez and Bloomberg. All the pieces are in place: the people, the technology, and the knowhow. Our goal now is to capitalize on this success by continuing our rapid global expansion and be seen as the true global industry leaders in our market”.

Note to the Editor

Taxback International & the Taxback Group
The Taxback Group was founded by Terry Clune in 1996 and currently employs over 1,200 people globally. Taxback International operate in the Fintech sector and are a global provider of VAT recovery services, working with companies of all sizes to maximise their VAT reclaim opportunities in both local and foreign tax jurisdictions.
Taxback International’s success stems from being the global leaders in this field. Together with our ongoing investment in technology and a team of global experts capable of handling VAT refunds from any country in the world – for any business, from national SMEs to fortune 500 companies.
Taxback International have built highly sophisticated data integration, data capture and automated work flow solutions and packaged them into an industry leading client interface.


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Kerrie Collins
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