Professional services firm Grant Thornton Ireland has announced that it will double the size of its tax team from 170 to 340 across its offices over the next four years.

Grant Thornton said its expansion is in response to a changing tax landscape and follows an increase in demand from clients.

It said that tax reforms, both globally and nationally, are set to impact businesses across several industries over the coming years.

The new Grant Thornton Ireland jobs will include positions ranging from tax senior, manager, director, and partner level roles.

The company's tax-based workforce is located across its seven offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Longford, Kildare, and Belfast.

Recruitment for the jobs will begin immediately, the company said.

Bernard Doherty, Head of Tax and Legal at Grant Thornton Ireland, said the company's plans to double the number of people working in the tax department is a reflection of a rapidly developing discussion on the tax landscape and growing needs of our clients.

"Proposed tax reforms around corporation tax, and the lingering bureaucracy and changes caused by Brexit have heightened the needs of businesses in this area," he said.

"In particular, we are working closely to support a number of sectors including insurance, banking, aviation and fintech in preparing for any new developments in the tax landscape over the coming months and years," he added.

Grant Thornton said the new jobs over the coming four years will complement the ongoing graduate recruitment campaign.