60 new jobs for Dublin and Mayo

US-based company Advanced Medical Optics Inc (AMO) has revealed that it is to push forward a number of developments which will see up to 60 jobs created in Co Mayo and Co Dublin.

AMO has announced the establishment of a Financial Shared Services Centre in Westport, Co Mayo, in conjunction with IDA Ireland, which will create 30 high-quality financial services jobs over the next three years. The initial recruitment for the new centre is already well underway.

The new Financial Centre, which has already opened, will serve as AMO's central office for Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAM) region, providing financial services support and co-ordinating key services and functions relating to the financial administration of the company.

AMO has also revealed that it is to expand its Dublin operations with the creation of a further 30 new jobs. AMO Financial Services Centre in Dublin will expand without IDA grant assistance. The expansion will add 30 new jobs, bringing staff levels to 65 over the next 3 years. This Centre has recently become AMO's EuroCentre with responsibility for Customer Care, Supply Chain

The Westport Centre will be responsible for financial planning, policy decisions and financial management for EAM markets, with members of the EAM decision-making team to be based in Ireland. Staff will be involved in providing accounting services, VAT management and accounts payable and receivable functions for the region. The operation will work closely with the existing AMO Financial Services Centre in Dublin. Together the Centres will provide key services to 13 new AMO sales and distribution units across the EAM region.

The Tánaiste Mary Harney said: "This investment makes Ireland a key location for AMO Europe. The centralisation of services will allow Ireland to capitalise on opportunities arising from this expanding and highly successful company. Ireland was selected as the location for this centre because of the availability of highly qualified and relevantly skilled people, information systems, business knowledge, management skills and suitable premises in Westport."

Holger Heidrick, AMO Corporate Vice President, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific said: "We are pleased to have this partnership with Ireland and the IDA. The Financial Shared Services Centre is an integral part of AMO Europe and we look forward to recruiting highly skilled people from the area to fill our employment needs."


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