James Nicholls
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James Nicholls

Consultant - Finance & AccountancySpecialising in Finance & Audit

​I have plenty of experience in the recruitment of qualified finance professionals, and at MERJE I focus on Finance, Audit & Accountancy in the London office. I primarily focus on the recruitment of qualified accountants and auditors up to director level, particularly within Industry and Commerce, across the South region.

I really enjoy building and maintaining relationships and networking, and I'm always willing to go for a coffee to have a chat.

When I'm not recruiting I can usually be found at the gym, playing tennis or swimming. I'm relatively new to London and a very sociable person, so you're also likely to bump into me trying out new restaurants and bars in the city!


MERJE has a collaborative environment which ensures that clients and candidates get the most professional and efficient service possible. Working alongside experts in their fields enables an excellent service for all. The individuals in the team make it an incredible company to work for and they enable both candidates and clients to work with very genuine and likeable people who are exceptional in their areas.

Loves & Loathes

I love travelling, cars, tennis, socialising, playing bass, going to festivals, and house music.

I'm not a fan of shopping for clothes, poor grammar, people who walk slowly, and any music by Ed Sheeran.

Jobs by James

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Senior Regulatory Reporting Analyst
Wolverhampton£50,000 - £55,000

MERJE is working with a well-established bank looking for a Senior Regulatory Reporting Analyst. Joining the Regulatory Reporting team in Wolverhampton, the role offers hybrid working in a small, h...

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Business Lead - IFRS 17
Birmingham£1,000 - £1,200 per day

MERJE is working with a large savings and retirement business who are looking for a Business Lead to front a team of project resources on the Accounting & Reporting workstream - part of the IFRS 17...

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