Executive Search 

The Executive Search team’s specialism ranges across the commerce and industry space, and our focus lies within the sourcing of Group CFOs, Divisional Finance Directors, Group Financial Controllers, Directors of FP&A and niche project focused positions. With our longstanding success operating at this level, the Executive Search team find themselves largely working on a retained, exclusive basis with our partners.


A global leader in the Compliance space, we offer an unparalleled network of professionals across all markets making us the first choice for many major firms. We provide bespoke recruitment services within Compliance, Financial Crime and Risk, drawing carefully on curated networks, relationships and market knowledge to understand what represents a cultural fit.


Our audit division work with some of the most exciting commerce & industry businesses and in 2016 have expanded into financial services. They boast a talent pool of dynamic, qualified audit professionals and in 2016 over 50% of placements were with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Although the focus is in the UK, the Audit team runs a global search and has placed in Chile, Belgium and Switzerland to name but a few.


Typical roles hired include ACA Treasury Accountants, Heads of Treasury, Treasury Managers and, more recently, Treasury Systems experts. With a rise in the use of Treasury Management Systems, the majority of established businesses are in the process of implementing, upgrading or configuring TMS – the team have close relationships with experts on multiple systems who they often place on a project basis. The team’s time is equally split between permanent and interim recruitment, recognising the variety in clients’ demands from quickly addressing ‘low hanging fruit’ to shifting businesses commercial focus and driving transformation agendas.


Typical hires would include tax accountants, tax managers, senior tax managers, group tax managers and tax directors; with specific experience in varying business requirements. Communicate Tax have delivered on a large number of greenfield mandates, hiring businesses first tax professional and consulting on reducing advisory fee spend. Communicate Tax are also experienced in FTSE-100/250 tax hires, typically from PSL mandates, for banded positions ranging from manager to director.

Core Finance

Our Core Finance desk has been at the heart of what we’ve done at Communicate since our inception. We specialise in the placement of qualified accounting professionals into C&I businesses across London, the South East and the wider UK/European markets on both an interim and permanent basis. Our candidate network extends from newly qualified accountants from a variety of backgrounds (ACA, CIMA, ACCA and international equivalents) up to CFO level – and everywhere in between.