110 new jobs are to be created in Limerick by US education payment software firm Transact Campus. 

The roles will be at a new digital campus and international headquarters that is being set up by the firm in the city centre. 

A wide variety of roles will be on offer, including in areas such as product management, UX design, front and back end development, iOS and Android development and data science. 

"As a company, Transact is relentless in its pursuit to empower our clients with innovative products, enabling them in making a meaningful difference in the lives of the students they serve," said David Marr, CEO of Transact Campus Inc.  

"We will continue to accomplish this through the creation of highly skilled and collaborative teams that feel a strong sense of ownership and passion for what they create," he added.

Transact provides software to over 1,300 educational institutions who collectively have more than 12 million students. 

This includes software for tuition and fee payments, as well as student payment plans and point of sale transactions on campuses. 

Its technology is also used for secure authorised access to campus facilities and events. 

The Arizona based firm's services facilitate more than $46 billion in education-related payments every year. 

The investment is being supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

"Winning this investment for Limerick further raises the profile of the Mid West region as an attractive location for financial services," said IDA's chief executive Martin Shanahan.

The announcement has also been welcomed by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar.