Deloitte Ireland is to create 300 new jobs over the next 12 months.

The professional services firm said the recruitment drive comes amid increased demand for their business advisory services - from both Irish and international clients.

It said job opportunities are available across all areas of the business.

These include roles in financial advisory, risk advisory, audit and tax.

While most of the 300 jobs will be in consulting, the company said it is also looking to hire professionals in other areas - such as systems engineering, customer design, digital finance, digital supply chain, business operations, data analytics and cognitive technologies.

The business will also be recruiting for audit and tax specialists in the consumer and financial services industries.

It said one third of the new jobs will be created immediately, with the remainder coming on stream over the next 12 months.

CEO of Deloitte Ireland Harry Goddard said the company anticipates further demand for their services, as businesses continue to adapt to the changes brought about by the pandemic.

"Our focus has been on supporting our clients as they transformed their organisations to deal with the immediate needs of a vastly different operating environment.

"Now, they recognise the need to drive their businesses forward to succeed in the long term, be it building resilience to withstand further disruption or addressing changes to operating models and ways of working, for example.

"We are looking to further scale our capability to support our clients," he said.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar welcomed the jobs announcement, saying it is a "real boost" and "vote of confidence" in the economy and Ireland's future.

"These are high quality jobs in technology, strategy and business operations.

"I wish the Deloitte team every success as they expand to meet the increased demand from their clients," he said.

Today, Deloitte Ireland also announced that it has signed a four-year deal with Team Ireland.

It will be an official partner to the Olympic Federation of Ireland from now until the end of 2024.

The deal will see Deloitte partner with Team Ireland for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo in July and the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing in 2022.

In addition, it sees Deloitte as the first official partner for the Paris Olympics 2024.

It also covers the Summer and Winter European Youth Olympic Festival, and European Games.