Audit firms EY, Deloitte, KPMG plan to add 63,000 digitally skilled professionals

Audit firms EY, Deloitte, KPMG plans to add 63,000 digitally skilled professionals Flickr

  • Audit firms — E&Y, Deloitte, KPMG — are planning to expand their workforce in India.
  • E&Y is looking to hire nearly 14,000 working professionals for its eight global delivery service centres.
  • KPMG and Deloitte also announced that they hire 9,000 and 40,000 professionals to boost India team.
  • The companies are planning to hire digitally skilled professionals in areas advanced analytics, cybersecurity, automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Auditing firms— Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG — are expanding their workforce in India, as a part of digitisation.

Audit multinational E&Y is looking to hire nearly 14,000 working professionals for its global delivery service (GDS) centres to boost its delivery network across the country, ET reported citing Srinivasa Rao, Vice Chairman, GDS at EY. The team currently has a strength of 27,000 people onboard, across the eight centres.

EY’s delivery services include client technology, advisory and innovation. “GDS is globally seen as the conduit for all its outsourcing contracts,” it added.

KPMG and Deloitte also announced recruitment of 9,000 and 40,000 professionals, respectively in India.

The companies are planning to hire digitally skilled professionals.

“We are no longer looking at the talent that is proficient in repetitive, standard, codified tasks as we have built more technology using automation, artificial intelligence in our delivery models. The areas we're looking at are advanced analytics, cybersecurity, automation and machine learning, and continuing attention around artificial intelligence,” Rao explained.

As per industry estimates, India has less than 10% of data scientists available globally. According to a survey by Analytics Vidhya and ed-tech platform Great Learnings, India has 50,000 vacancies in data and analytics sector. In fact, the country is expected to create 39,000 new analytics jobs by 2020.

The demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professionals is also on the rise.

To adjust with the changing business needs, E&Y recently hired Sreekanth Arimanithaya as the global talent leader for its delivery services for a talent rejig in the team.

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