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Ailbhe Donnellan who has made that move back to Ireland

"In GES we deal with international tax issues. I have been able to contribute my time working in London gaining UK tax knowledge to advise clients here moving between Ireland and the UK. I also worked with a number of global clients in London and can continue to work on these clients in Ireland and build on distinctive client relationships.I have also enjoyed the opportunities available to grow the firm by taking part in business development and recruitment, being involved in networks such as the Women's Initiative and volunteering for the various programmes available as part the Corporate Responsibility agenda"

- Ailbhe Donnellan, Manager in Tax

Where are you from?

Dublin.

When did you decide to leave Ireland?

Summer 2011.

Where did you emigrate to and for how long were you gone?

London for 6 years.

What made you decide to come back?

A combination of career opportunity, timing and Brexit of course.

How did your current role come about?

I was working in Deloitte London in a similar role and was able to organise a transfer to take up an exciting opportunity in the team in Dublin. I had worked with some of the team already as part of my London role, so it was great to have the start of a network here.

What work do you do?

I work in Tax, in the Global Employer Services (GES) department. We assist multinational clients with employment taxes, compensation and benefits and international mobility issues.

What do you like most about your job? 

I like the variety of work I am involved in and I am challenged and continue to learn every day. I also like the different teams I have a chance to lead and develop across the department.

How did Deloitte make it easier for you to move back?

Deloitte gave me flexibility with my start date to help me tie up loose ends in London before moving home and kept in contact with me in advance of the move to answer any questions I had.

How did your time working abroad make you better suited for your job?

In GES we deal with international tax issues. I have been able to contribute my UK tax knowledge to advise clients moving between Ireland and the UK. I also worked with a number of global clients in London and can continue to work on these clients in Ireland and build on distinctive client relationships.

What is the best thing about being back in Ireland?

The weather! The summer was particularly good this year and it rains much less than I remember. One of my favourite things is feeling like a tourist in my own country - seeing Ireland with new eyes and appreciating the exciting cities and beautiful countryside. And being close to family and friends of course!

What do you enjoy about working in Deloitte?

I enjoy the opportunities available to grow the firm by taking part in business development and recruitment, being involved in networks such as the Women's Initiative and volunteering for the various programmes available as part the Corporate Responsibility agenda.

 

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