Experts in hiring across six niche finance areas

Our people-focussed methods and understanding of career pathways means we’re experts at matching the right person to the right workplace. 

We work within senior finance markets, including FTSE 100/200, Fortune500 and privately backed companies, specifically in the commerce and industry space. We have highly-skilled connections in industries such as construction and real estate, FMCG, media, retail, commodities, energy, telco, insurance, fintech, technology markets and Big 4firms.  

We focus on placing professionals who work within the following six practice areas, on both a permanent and interim basis:

Core Finance

The heart of our practice areas at Communicate, our Core Finance team specialise in the placement of qualified accounting professionals into commerce and industry businesses across the UK&I. We have a deep understanding of the nuances and technicalities within the finance market and we pride ourselves on our partnerships with impressive organisations.

Our network extends from newly-qualified accountants from a variety of backgrounds (ACA, CIMA, ACCA and international equivalents),up to CFO and senior leadership levels. We work with start-ups and SME’s, up to blue-chip FTSE 100/200 companies.

With our executive search and senior network providing a solid client base spanning a variety of industries, our core finance desk is fuelled off personal referrals and organic introductions. This showcases our strong relationships with clients across the finance board, and our ability to build and grow teams.

Executive Search

Meaningful organisational change comes from leaders who demonstrate success beyond technical skills and knowledge. We headhunt executives holistically, taking into consideration important people management skills, drive and personality. We’re experts at ensuring the right people managers get placed in organisations where their character and leadership thrive. We provide a bespoke executive search service at this level, working with many of our partners on a retained, exclusive basis due to our longstanding success. We look beyond the ‘now’ and partner with our executive talent for whatever hiring challenges they face in the future.

Our core focus is sourcing top tier Group CFO’s, Divisional Finance Directors, Group Financial Controllers, Directors of FP&A and project focussed positions.


With over 15 years Tax recruitment experience, Communicate are the go-to recruitment agency of choice for many FTSE-100, FTSE-250, Fortune 500 and Private businesses when hiring across Direct and Indirect taxes. The team are specialists in building out teams, as well as in-housing tax functions via greenfield hires. Typical roles hire are Head of Tax, Tax Director, Group Tax Manager, Senior Tax Manager, Tax Manager, Tax Advisor and Tax Analyst across Corporate Tax and VAT functions.

The team are firmly embedded into the in-house and practice tax markets, working across all C&I, FS and advisory sectors. The variety of experience and specialisms within the team enables them to consult on how best to position your hire in the market, as well as advising tax individuals on the best next steps for their career as well as salary benchmarking.


We are proud to have been one of the very first agencies to specialise within the UK&I treasury market and since then have created and nurtured close working relationships with a list of long-standing clients. With a collective 30+ years of treasury experience, we have successfully placed a range of senior roles, from permanent FTSE 100 Group Treasurers to Interim Treasury Consultants who are key in implementing and growing treasury functions.

Over the years we have seen a rise in the use of Treasury Management Systems (TMS), with many established businesses implementing or upgrading their systems – our team have close relationships with highly skilled experts who work on a project basis for this in-demand set-up.

Internal Audit

We are one of the few recruitment firms with dedicated experts specialising across the three lines of defence. One of the first agencies in London to specialise in hiring Internal Audit professionals, we have grown the practice to cover financial and operational audits, as well as rapidly growing areas across IT audit and programme assurance. Typical roles hired are Audit Committee, Head of Internal Audit, Senior Audit Managers and Internal Auditors across finance, IT and operations.

Communicate’s Internal Audit practice have an international outlook, and regularly recruit across EMEA, NA and LATAM for global business such as Glencore. We are experts in understanding the nuances of Internal Audit requirements, from the operational aspects to travel requirements, how to position a role on a UK and global scale, as well as salary benchmarking. The team regularly recruit for team build-outs with large PLCs across FTSE-100 and Fortune-500 businesses.


Our team are highly knowledgeable in responding to the demands placed upon financial services organisations by domestic and international regulators. To remain experts in the field of compliance, financial crime and risk we ensure we are consistently up to date with ever-evolving market trends, challenges and legal updates.

Due to the niche skillset the compliance practice requires, we cast our net globally to find the most exceptional professionals around Europe and beyond. Our network of risk specialists are well-versed in working within risk registers and frameworks, and are well-positioned for being at the forefront of driving change within businesses in transitional periods.

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