Credit Risk & Analytics
Finance & Audit
Financial Crime & Fraud
We recruit technical experts and talented individuals into permanent, contract and fixed-term roles across various sectors in our core disciplines of Compliance, Credit Risk & Analytics, Customer Contact, Finance & Audit, Financial Crime & Fraud, Procurement and Risk Management.
With many years’ expertise recruiting in this area, we work closely with some of the UK’s leading financial services institutions and organisations to find compliance and regulatory experts for permanent and interim positions.
Credit Risk and Analytics functions are integral parts of many organisations. MERJE excels at sourcing this hard to find, technical skillset. We offer both permanent and interim solutions across a variety of sectors throughout the UK.
We recruit mid-senior level positions in Contact Centres and Customer Service roles in multiple sectors, including Retail, Financial Services, Outsourcing, Telecoms, Utilities, Gaming, Leisure and Travel. We also offer MERJE Front-Line Talent for multi-channel Contact Centre Agents, Advisors and Team Leaders.
Whether you are a Finance Manager, Accountant or CFO, we are looking for qualified and part-qualified finance professionals to fill a number of roles in multiple industries including retail, construction, property, FMCG and financial services.
With the consistent demand for technical specialists due to ever changing regulation and financial crime trends, we recruit primarily into the financial services and ecommerce sectors, attracting financial crime prevention professionals, AML experts and Fraud management specialists
With decades of expertise in recruiting talent across Procurement for many of the UK’s leading Financial Services and Professional Services organisations, we have confidence in providing a high calibre recruitment service to Clients, Candidates and Contractors.
We work closely with our Clients to utilise our strong knowledge and expertise of the Risk Management market in matching technical roles with highly credible Candidates. We recruit across all areas of the Risk market, including Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk and Market Risk.
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Our mission is to understand your recruitment requirements. Whether its a permanent, contract or interim position you want to fill, our team of experienced and enthusiastic Consultants will endevour to find you the most talented employees.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements have a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
Find out how MERJE has grown into a renowned specialist recruiter in our core markets and beyond
We value honesty and integrity as well as long-lasting partnerships with our Clients and Candidates
We are a dynamic bunch, with expert Consultants and a back office team dedicated to the highest levels of service delivery
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We want to hear from anyone looking to join our growing team of recruiters in London and Manchester
about 18 hours ago
Investment Risk-Client Document Reviewer
Prestigious Wealth Management firm, located in Central Liverpool, are looking to hire a Client Documentation Reviewer to join their Suitability function with Investment Risk. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to start or continue their development within Investment Risk as extensive training and career development will be offered. The candidate requirement is simple, degree level education, alongside work experience ideally gained within a financial services firm. Responsibilities: Take ownership of writing the About Your Investment Mandates within the priorities and pace required. Receive client documentation to write the AYIM draft for the Investment Managers, identifying gaps and report them to the Investment Managers. Update all required reporting systems with the appropriate information Support the Front Office team to implement a stronger suitability quality culture and to improve AYIM current standards. Collaborate with the Suitability Manager to address identified gaps in the process Experience Required: Recent Graduate Knowledge of Excel / Office suites. High standard writing skills. Ability to understand and articulate issues in simple language. Able to manage relationships and collaborate. Ability to take responsibility for their own activities. Experience in Financial services preferred Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 18 hours ago
Lending Manager – Commercial Lending
Our client is one of the leading financial services institutions in England and they are currently aiming to increase their commercial lending operations in new regions around the country. They are therefore looking to appoint Commercial Lending Managers in the North West, Midlands, South West and South East to help them achieve this strategic move. These Lending Managers will be broadly responsible for originating, assessing, structuring and converting complex Commercial Lending proposals, including undertaking credit and KYC analysis. You will relationship manage a portfolio of large/complex Commercial Lending customers, including undertaking annual reviews and covenant monitoring. You will ensure the presence of an excellent service proposition whilst ensuring that borrowing is aligned to the business’ risk appetite. Some of the key responsibilities will include: Origination and conversion of new lending targets as allocated (and aligned to corporate plan) Undertaking personal development to maintain/strengthen competence around credit, valuation & KYC analysis. Maintaining and developing industry and competitor knowledge, including attending industry and networking events. Assess complex new Commercial Lending proposals (across all product areas) including detailed assessment of financial performance, borrower background, property analysis, tenant analysis and serviceability. Meet with prospective customers face to face (or via telephone interview) and undertake sufficient due diligence and information gathering in order to an informed assessment of the lending request. Build strong relationships with new and prospective clients to ensure that lending proposals are converted into business won, in line with individual and team lending targets. Negotiation of key terms and conditions with prospective customers. Preparation of detailed and comprehensive lending papers for submission to underwriting team, including taking ownership of the accuracy of all data relating to the proposal. Collecting all KYC/CDD documentation, and undertaking accurate KYC customer risk assessments. Ensuring all cases submitted to KYC validation team have been thorough assessed and meet requirements set out in the KYC/CDD SOP. Ensuring delivery of fair customer outcomes and products are relevant to customer needs. Full compliance with all relevant regulatory & legislative requirements including those relating to financial crime, AML & KYC, anti-bribery & corruption, data protection. Keeping knowledge up to date on regulatory changes. This role represents an opportunity to be a part of an expanding area of the business in an organisation known for its attractive culture and distinct progression possibilities. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 20 hours ago
Senior Compliance Advisory Consultant
to £65,000 + Bonus + benefits
My client is a very well-known and reputable financial services organisation who are currently looking for an individual to undertake this varied and exciting new role. The main purpose of the role is to provide advice and oversight to the 1st line business leadership teams in their active management of regulatory and conduct risks within the overall Group risk management framework and track the effective mitigation of those risks. Acting as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for regulatory processes impacting their respective Commercial business units you will also provide technical input into any projects related to that work as may be required. Key responsibilities include: Provide effective 2nd line oversight and assessment of regulatory and conduct risks, aligned to the Compliance Advisory Framework. Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for regulatory processes impacting the Group and provide technical input into any projects related to that work as may be required. Add value to the first line business areas through the delivery of insights, practical guidance and training on regulatory matters such as key legislative/regulatory change, supervisory relationships, effectiveness of control design and performance, learnings from other business areas Provide guidance and challenge to business projects dealing with business and regulatory change so that such projects deliver compliant solutions. Review significant breaches reported by business areas, to assess if the business is properly dealing with all regulatory consequences and that the Central Compliance team has all required information to consider whether a regulatory notification is required. Attend key service review meetings with Outsourcers and other relevant external parties and review all relevant papers for that meeting. The Person: Minimum 5 years’ experience in a compliance/assurance role Strong relevant experience in protection, pensions and savings products Good working knowledge of all relevant designated regulations Ability to build and maintain positive business relationships Good presentational, written and oral communication skills Salary is entirely commensurate with experience but will reflect the significance of the role. The role will also qualify for a bonus and a comprehensive benefits package. The role is initially being recruited for on a Fixed Term Contract for a 2-year period. Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 22 hours ago
Payments & Fraud Agent
Up to £30,000 pa
This role will report directly to the Fraud & Risk Manager. In this position you will be responsible for the monitoring of customer’s deposits, identifying and checking fraudulent activities and ensuring all player winnings are paid in a timely manner whilst ensuring that the company retains its ability to transact freely and efficiently with our customers. There is also a strong sense of responsibility to protect the company and the stakeholders from inherent risk caused by fraud and error. Key responsibilities include: Check and process online withdrawals in a fast and efficient manner Monitor customer deposits and withdrawals for fraudulent activity Review customers’ accounts that have shown as an IP mismatch Utilise PSP back office systems to trace and credit missing transactions Liaise with external payments teams to resolve any pending issues Request, validate and approve KYC/CDD/EDD Review and determine if a customer’s account is a PEP or should be sanctioned Chargebacks, review, report and advise if it should be disputed. Actively follow industry news and trends Provide 2nd line support Customer Service, Responsible Gaming and Finance Department Assist the Fraud & Risk Manager as required The Person: Flexible and willing to work shifts Self-motivated individual Flexible and willing to work shifts Qualifications/Key Skills: Essential: Previous online gaming work experience Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy High proficiency of English (written and spoken) Excellent computer literacy Clear thinking/analytical and problem-solving mind set Able to work in a high-volume work environment Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 24 hours ago
Indirect Procurement Manager
£50,000 - £60,000 pa
A growing financial services organisation are looking for an Indirect Procurement Manager to join the team and support internal stakeholders across the business during the procurement process. You will be a key advisor for all procurement needs within the business and will be responsible governance. You will work very closely with the relevant stakeholders across finance, IT, operations and HR and will assist with the end to end procurement process and will manage all contract negotiations and renewals. Once a supplier has been selected you will be responsible for managing the relationship and ensuring contract compliance. The company are in a period of growth and this role has the opportunity to develop as the business expands. Please note, should you not receive feedback within 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
2 days ago
Deputy MLRO – Payments
£50,000 - £ 65,000 + Package
Job Description: A global payments organisation is looking to recruit a Deputy MLRO to support the growth of their business in the UK. The organisation has a strong brand across LATAM and are looking to set up a more established function and presence within the UK. Key responsibilities include: The organisation is highly engaging and, although having a small presence in the UK at the moment, are looking to expand over the coming months. The responsibilities will focus on: The definition of the business risk appetite and approach to risk assessments Ensuring Compliance with local regulatory requirements as well as the Group’s International standards Carrying out regular AML/CTF risk assessments Policy and Procedural drafting Engagement with FCA, HMRC and Regulatory bodies Production of annual MLRO report SARs, MI and Testing of internal AML/CTF controls Support the Managing Director/MLRO in meetings with external auditors and regulators The Person The ideal candidate will come from a strong Payments background and be comfortable taking the lead in AML & CTF matters within the UK business. You will be experienced with stakeholder management and have experience in drafting, implementing and rolling out AML/CTF frameworks and policies and the financial crime risks associated with payment services businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity for an established Deputy MLRO who is looking to step up to the MLRO (CF11) position within the next 6-12 months.
2 days ago
Credit Risk Analyst x 2
£25,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience
A modern, forward-thinking FinTech business focusing on using modern technology to develop a range of dynamic financial services and products that are easily-available to customers of underserved markets. Due to growth and exciting plans, the company has the need for two analysts to join the team. These positions are open to recent graduates with some analytical/programming knowledge to begin their career or an experienced Credit Risk Analyst to continue developing their expertise in an growing organisation. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Credit Risk Analyst: Work with stakeholders to deliver analytics and reporting Conduct analytics to support the management of systems, strategies and processes in relation to collections and lending Prepare reports for senior management Provide insight into the business to inform future decision making, optimising credit strategies, policies, etc. Ideal knowledge and experience for the Credit Risk Analyst role: At least a basic understanding of statistical methods, analytical techniques and some programming experience with SAS, SQL, Python or similar Strong academic background in an analytical / statistical discipline Experience in Financial Services / Banking and specifically Credit Risk is preferred but not essential Driven, ambitious, keen to learn and pursue an analytical career Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
3 days ago
Head of Compliance Monitoring
to £65,000 + Car allowance + Benefits
My client is a well-known consumer finance organisation who are looking to grow their team by appointing a Head of Compliance Monitoring to develop and document the Compliance Monitoring Framework across the group. Responsible for a small team and reporting to the Compliance Director, the role will be hands on and encompass the following; Key responsibilities include: Deliver the compliance monitoring and testing outputs agreed in the annual compliance risk monitoring plan by carrying out relevant reviews as appropriate and using relevant resources Conduct routine outcomes testing of high risk activities and associated line 1 controls Carry out ad-hoc investigations as required, completing root cause analysis to identify any possible systemic issues. Ad hoc investigations could result from a testing/monitoring review or through a review of operational MI. Work with Head of Policy and Advice on projects to advise on post implementation monitoring requirements Ensuring adequate records are maintained for all monitoring carried out the business and that actions are followed through and tested Ensure that all external audits from whatever source are retained and that appropriate management response and actions are taken in a timely manner. Act as SME to the business on all monitoring queries; promoting a culture of compliance across the firms’ strategic business units and ensuring that the TCF outcomes are embedded within all activities as a matter of course The Person Relevant skills and knowledge, demonstrated through similar previous experience within a financial services regulated environment. Understanding of the UK regulatory regime and rules applicable to the Consumer Finance sector (CONC) Experience of setting up and delivering 2nd line Compliance Monitoring frameworks within an FCA regulated environment Strong communication, organisational and prioritisation skills Salary is commensurate with experience and will be commensurate with the role. Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
3 days ago
up to £38,000 + benefits
Our client operates in the Financial Services sector and they are currently looking to recruit a Compliance Manager role. In this position you will report to the Corporate Services Director and your main responsibility is to work with the business to ensure the firm complies with all legislative and regulatory requirements and industry best practice. Key responsibilities include: Build strong working relationships with key stakeholders within the business to facilitate open and transparent communications Manage relationships with internal colleagues to ensure implementation of the compliance strategy across the business Actively and positively promote the internal compliance culture and Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) throughout the business Attend and contribute to relevant projects (including integrations), committees, working groups and Board meetings providing the required independent challenge and pragmatic advice, whilst keeping a keen eye on commercial Drive the communication of changes in regulatory requirements and expectations across the business Implement proficient communication strategies across the core business departments to provide day-to-day support to ensure compliance with Group Standards Ensure the business interacts with its clients and regulatory bodies in an open and transparent manner Utilise Management Information (MI) to highlight risks, identify trends, make projections and provide analytical reporting of compliance risks Represent compliance during the client audit process including on-site attendance, the provision of relevant information and the ownership of any compliance related actions Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, with the tenacity to deliver in a fast-paced and challenging environment Experience in the FCA regulatory environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical users; at all levels within the business Self-motivated with the ability to work independently without supervision, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines Strong analytical skills and attention to detail Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
3 days ago
£85,000 + Bonus + Executive Benefits
Our client is a significant player within the property development sector. The role: They are seeking to recruit a candidate of suitable calibre to assume the position of No.1 Finance on site, for one of their most profitable operating divisions. This is operationally a very hands-on position and will involve you working closely with the Managing Director to ensure support and consistency across the businesses. Your responsibilities will be wide and varied and will include: Acting as a commercial business partner to the Managing Director supporting them in all aspects of the management and leadership of the Business. Forming close working relationships across finance and with senior staff across all disciplines. Evaluating the performance of the business and the provision of key strategic input to determine the direction of the business and fulfilment of the operational objectives. Full accountability for the accuracy, timeliness and the delivery of key account information; encourage process and profit improvement. Implementing an effective planning and budgeting process - providing an effective challenge to the businesses strategy and plans. Monitoring business performance, reporting against clear KPI's and implement with the Regional Motivate and develop your accounts team) To be considered for this opportunity it is likely that you will be a: Profesionally qualified Accountant with significant senior finance experience, most likely in the capacity of Head of Finance/Finance Director. Previous experience/ of the Property Development and/or construction/infrastructure sectors
4 days ago
Finance Manager/Controller (e-commerce) – 3/4 days per week
£45,000 - £50,000 (pro rated)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lead finance individual to join an online retail business. You will be responsible for all the finance and accounting operations including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting and development of internal control policies. Key responsibilities include: Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts ad reporting on the variances Managing all operations including billings, AR, AP, GK and Legal Cost & inventory accounting and revenue recognition Prepare and publish monthly financial statements Managing cash flow by tracking transactions Manage month and year end Complying with relevant legal reporting requirements Previous experience and qualifications: Accountancy qualification desirable Previous experience as a financial controller/manager Minimum 5 years experience Experience creating financial statements and excellent accounting software skills Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
4 days ago
Internal Auditor - Interim
Up to £400 per day
Our client, a highly reputable organisation within the Charity sector, is looking for some experienced Interim Internal Auditors to join their growing regulation team in their Manchester Office on a 3 Month Interim basis. Key responsibilities include: Producing high quality audit documentation and audit evidence to support the findings of the audit in compliance with IIA best practice and Research and Regulation internal procedures Performing internal audits (operational, compliance and risk management) Assisting in compiling the audit plan and in determining efficient and effective working practices Supporting with risk management by providing advice and support as required Ensuring that work undertaken remains in line with the Code of Ethics and International Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors Producing clear and concise audit reports that summarise the audit findings, recommendations and actions. Key Experience and qualifications: Good understanding of Audit Principles and Practice, especially Risk based Internal Auditing A Professional Audit qualification such as CIA or equivalent Ability to produce accurate and concise reports with minimal supervision and in a timely manner Working experience of Internal Audit / External Audit within a Corporate environment preferred Experience and knowledge of Operational Risk Management & the effectiveness of controls for Regulatory compliance Understanding of the Risk Management processes to be able to develop and support Ability to extract & manipulate data and draw conclusions. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
4 days ago
Business Contracts Change Manager
£50,000 - £55,000
Job Description: We are delighted to once again be supporting one of our longest standing clients as they continue to improve and evolve structures and processes that highlight and focus on efficiency, client experience and leaner revenue streams. As a result, they are now looking for a Contracts Manager to own, redesign and manage all business wide third party contracts. Key responsibilities include: As the Contracts Manager you will have an overview of all tenders and pitches for business contracts. As well as overseeing and maintaining all service lead KPI’s on behalf of the business, it’s suppliers and vice versa. You will be taking ownership back from all divisional stakeholders to essentially implement, streamline and unify methods for handling all said contracts. You will sit within a team of six others all with various other Project Management duties. However, you will work alongside the Head of Transformation. The Contracts Manager will need to use and manage all contract change approval channels, adhering to periodic reviews, producing progress reports, cost updates and forecasts. As you can imagine you will also hold and build on all third party relationships. Previous experience and qualifications: To be successful you must be able to demonstrate a background in a similar Change & Transformation role as well as the ability and experience in applying strict business governance to contract transformation. A PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualification or applied knowledge would also be advantageous as well as any exposure to legal applications.
4 days ago
Up to £49k Pro Rata for 3 Month Contract plus additional benefits
Our client, a highly reputable organisation within the Charity sector, is looking for some experienced Internal Auditors to join their growing regulation team in their Manchester Office on a 3 Month Fixed Term Contract. Key responsibilities include: Producing high quality audit documentation and audit evidence to support the findings of the audit in compliance with IIA best practice and Research and Regulation internal procedures Performing internal audits (operational, compliance and risk management) Assisting in compiling the audit plan and in determining efficient and effective working practices Supporting with risk management by providing advice and support as required Ensuring that work undertaken remains in line with the Code of Ethics and International Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors Producing clear and concise audit reports that summarise the audit findings, recommendations and actions. Key Experience and qualifications: Good understanding of Audit Principles and Practice, especially Risk based Internal Auditing A Professional Audit qualification such as CIA or equivalent Ability to produce accurate and concise reports with minimal supervision and in a timely manner Working experience of Internal Audit / External Audit within a Corporate environment preferred Experience and knowledge of Operational Risk Management & the effectiveness of controls for Regulatory compliance Understanding of the Risk Management processes to be able to develop and support Ability to extract & manipulate data and draw conclusions. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
5 days ago
Credit Risk Strategy Specialist
£40,000 - £60,000
A major, well-established and globally recognised financial services business that focuses on providing an exceptional banking experience for customers, going through very exciting expansion. Now looking for a Credit Risk Strategy Specialist to join the already highly successful team in Chester. This company is unable to provide sponsorship Key Responsibilities of the Credit Risk Strategy Specialist: Lead the end-to-end development of credit risk strategies across the customer lifecycle for the unsecured portfolio Identify and deliver opportunities for profitable growth Define requirements for strategy monitoring reports and develop test design Ideal knowledge and experience for the Credit Risk Strategy Specialist role: Proven track record of developing and delivering successful credit risk strategies Full lifecycle and unsecured portfolio experience is ideal Excellent analytical abilities, including strong SAS programming skills Commercially-minded, good business acumen, driven and curious nature & strong communication abilities Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
I was tasked with recruiting an entire Risk and Compliance function and met with MERJE to discuss our requirements. I left them to do the rest – and they did. They know the market and took the time to listen and understand our culture, providing good quality candidates. They are now our ‘go-to’ company.
Talent Attraction & Selection Manager, UK Insurer
MERJE helped me make my first steps into the Interim market, from finding my first role, to setting up as a Contractor and getting paid! Regular contact at key points gives me the assurance they’re working on my behalf. They’ve been extremely helpful through some difficult times; they’re a trusted source of information and guidance.
Interim Support Advisor, Leading Banking Group
MERJE really understands the markets that they operate in and goes to considerable lengths to really understand their clients’ needs. Finding exceptional Candidates in the very competitive Financial Services world is extremely difficult. MERJE has consistently sourced excellent candidates for us. I cannot recommend MERJE highly enough.
COO, Management Consultancy
The difference between MERJE and other agencies is the simple principle that they take the candidates seriously and are absolutely open and honest. Candidates are supported before and after interviews, and receive constructive feedback from Consultants who are always professional.
Process Improvement Manager, Global Financial Services Organisation
MERJE was not only very well organised, they had good communication skills and, more importantly, a thorough understanding of the business I was joining. They provided excellent guidance and support throughout a challenging process and the role has presented exactly the right challenge at this stage in my career.
Senior Risk Manager, Commercial Lender
MERJE has a very good understanding of the AML markets and won’t put someone forward if they don’t think they’re capable or qualified. They regularly update you and you get the sense that they care about their clients, as well as the person they’re putting forward. All-in-all an excellent experience.
Deputy MLRO, Corporate Bank
MERJE was extremely knowledgeable about roles, salaries, skills and businesses within the compliance arena, meaning they only contacted me about roles they knew were suitable. They were always truthful and honest throughout the process and my new role meant a significant uplift in salary and opportunities, so excellent all round!
Compliance Manager, International Banking Group
I was very pleased with MERJE’s approach and particularly their understanding of the client. The recruitment process ran smoothly from start to finish and they demonstrated high levels of customer service throughout. I would not hesitate in working with MERJE again, or recommending their services within the finance space.
Group Treasurer, Property Developer