About Us

Venture Financial Recruitment was born in early 2015 out of some very basic principles relating to recruitment:

Superior Service

Proactively offer market advice to companies and job seekers including salary guidelines, market intelligence, recent trends and shifts in recruitment practices.

Temporary versus Permanent recruitment is always a point for discussion and we are happy to provide insight to our clients, allowing them to choose the option that suits their needs best.

Tailored Solutions

We do not tell the client what recruitment solution to take. We advise on all available options including:

  • Contingency Recruitment (Payment only when the position is filled)
  • Retained Recruitment (Paying in instalments as the applicants are screened, shortlisted and interviewed)
  • Exclusive Agreement (Venture Financial exclusively handle the recruitment for a specific assignment in return for a preferred rate)
Value for Money

It may sound old fashioned in what is a very fast paced industry, but we firmly believe in offering competitive rates whilst still delivering the tailored service to our clients. We have extremely competitive preferred rates on offer for key clients – encouraging repeat business and volume work - and also offer introductory rates for new clients.

Flat fees can also be arranged for specific assignments, giving clients peace of mind that no matter what the offer made to the successful candidate, the fee is fixed.

Dan has over 14 years specialist recruitment experience. Having worked at Hays Recruitment for 4 years managing the Financial Services team; he moved to Marks Sattin, where he spent 7 years working on accountancy recruitment briefs in industries that range from pharmaceutical to technology. Dan understands both the specifications of each role and the fit that we, as a company, look for. He really listens to the needs of our business.

Shane has a background in International Real Estate having worked at a Country Manager level for a number of publicly listed developers across Europe and Africa. Shane is fluent in Spanish and has strong digital marketing expertise. He joined the business in December 2016 and has focused on Senior and C level Finance and Compliance roles in the Aviation Finance and Leasing, Financial Services and Technology spaces.

Our Services

We provide recruitment services for a wide range of sectors, specialising in:

Financial Accounting

From General Ledger roles through to financial reporting and statutory accounting positions, we cover all the areas of the ore finance function.

Management Accounting

We are working with some varied businesses, sourcing financial analysts and management accountants covering budgeting, forecasting, board reporting and variance analysis.

Corporate Finance

Venture Financial place corporate finance professionals responsible for all aspects of M&A activity.

Commercial Accounting

An increasing requirement for many companies based in Ireland, especially FMCG, Retail, and Software businesses. Commercial accountants are involved in cross-functional operations of a business and often heavily influencing sales and marketing.

Cost Accounting

Largely a need for Pharmaceutical and FMCG companies but essential for most manufacturing environments; Venture Financial works closely with these plant environments to source costing experts.

Audit - Internal & External

We place auditors with leading consulting firms as well as internal auditors in multinational operations.


Venture Financial manage tax positions across VAT, Corporate Tax, International tax, Personal Tax and Human Capital taxes; with the Top 20 consulting firms in Ireland as well as leading Blu-Chip industry and financial services firms.


Covering treasury analysts, FX specialists and treasury accountant positions with leading international clients.

Risk & Compliance

An area particularly in demand given the increase in both internal compliance management and a stricter regulatory environment. We liaise on an ongoing basis with regulatory risk, operational risk and general compliance specialists.

Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring

We cover corporate insolvency, receiverships, forensic accounting and restructuring specialist positions with niche specialist firms as well as the Top 10 advisory practices.

  • "Dan found our last three hires in the finance team. He always found the right blend of experience and fit for us. I would highly recommend him for any finance recruitment briefs”

    Finance Director, FMCG Multinational

  • “Venture Financial successfully sourced a manager for our firm. The job specification was lengthy and they managed to source job seekers with the right background and skillset”

    Partner of niche Practice in Dublin

  • “Recently, Dan sourced a Financial Controller for our growing firm. We needed someone who could help drive the business as well as manage the financial reporting and controls"

    COO of Irish Technology Company

  • "Shane Hickey and Venture Financial were asked to recruit a Non-Executive Director for an internationally focussed financial services company in Ireland. I found them to be very thorough and professional throughout the process. I would be delighted to work with Shane and Venture Financial again".

  • "I found Shane was really helpful in helping me find the type of job I was looking for. He had great contacts and he was both organised and a very good communicator. I’d highly recommend contacting Shane and using him as a great recruiter and a person you can trust".

  • "I could rely on Louise to provide me with excellent guidance, advice and support throughout the process. Her knowledge of the firms she works with means that she knows if you will fit in the organisation before you even walk in the door for an interview, meaning no wasting your time or theirs. From ensuring she knew exactly the type of role and company I was looking for, to keeping me updated every step of the way, Louise is a true professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

    Big 4 Qualified Accountant

  • "I've worked with Louise as both a candidate and as a hiring manager. She's well connected, very easy to deal with, and works hard to understand her candidates and clients needs in order to match people with companies and roles that are a good fit."

    Financial Controller

  • “I have been a client of Dans for a number of years now both as a job seeker and talent recruiter. I got my current job with Pepsico through Dan and the advice and support he provided from application to acceptance was of real benefit to me. Since then Dan has helped me fill a number roles and I have always been satisfied with the high caliber candidates he has put forward.”

  • “Have recruited several candidates with Dan in Venture Financial - he & Shane are a great team to work with - good guys. I highly recommend Dan (and Shane!) as firstly down-to-earth/no-nonsense business people but with a great willingness to go beyond the call of duty and give business advice and not just simply to find any auld candidate as a quick fix”

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Dan McKeown

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Shane Hickey

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