Global consulting group Accenture has announced the creation of 140 jobs in Ireland.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

It currently employs around 1,400 people in Ireland, who work with a range of clients across the public and private sector. Today it announced plans to add a further 140 staff.

The company is looking for graduates and specialists with experience in Java, business systems, cloud computing and digital technologies.

Accenture, which is incorporated in Ireland, established an analytics innovation centre in Dublin two years ago to meet the growing IT demands of its clients.

The company said the new jobs will come on stream over the coming 12 months.