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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.
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One of the UK's leading independent recruiters in
Compliance and Regulatory jobs
In the world of business today, many organisations find themselves operating in highly regulated industries, in which increasingly complex rules and regulations are clearly defined to ensure correct practice is adhered to. Failure to meet these standards from a compliance perspective can have significant financial and reputational repercussions. In light of this, MERJE understands that our clients strive to attract the highest calibre of compliance professionals to ensure their businesses remain at the forefront of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Our highly experienced Compliance team has a wealth of experience recruiting within Banking, Financial Services and a number of other regulated industries. If you are looking to further develop your career in Compliance then our dedicated team of consultants based in London and Manchester are able to discuss your requirements and work with you to achieve your career aspirations.
We recruit Permanent and Contract opportunities across the UK and cover areas such as Compliance, Regulatory Risk, Policy, Monitoring, Advice & Guidance, Training & Competency, Financial Promotions and Data Protection.
Our sector expertise includes:
Job titles include Head of Compliance, Regulatory Risk Manager, Compliance Monitoring Manager, Compliance Policy Manager, T&C Supervisor and Data Protection Specialist.
Winners of 'Recruitment Partner of the Year'
at the Credit Awards 2018
In an ever-changing economic climate, Credit Risk and Analytics are intrinsic to the success of businesses across a range of industries. The specialist skillset associated with Credit Risk and Analytics professionals is always in high demand and can be equally as hard to find.
MERJE has a dedicated team with a combined 15 years’ experience in the area and an established network of connections and contacts across all levels. Representing a plethora of clients, our opportunities cover permanent and interim positions throughout the UK. Sectors include:
Credit Risk Recruitment
Since the financial crash in 2008, Credit Risk has become an area where both permanent and contract professionals are more important than ever and as such the recruitment marketplace is thriving. At MERJE we recruit a variety of roles including Head of Credit Risk, Senior Credit Risk Analyst - Scorecards, Lead Collections Strategy Analyst, Decision Science Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Credit Risk Modelling Specialist.
More and more organisations are seeing the benefit of data analysis and how it can help with understanding current trends as well as forecasting the future. Analytics functions often provide the information on which future business strategy is based, so companies are keen to find strong talent in this area. Job titles include Head of Analytics, Systems Analyst, MI Pricing Manager, Data Scientist, Lead SAS Analyst, BI Manager and SQL Developer.
Mid-Senior level and
Front-Line Customer Contact recruitment
The world of Customer Contact is constantly evolving, as customer service roles move from purely call centre-focused to take advantage of modern technology including webchat, social media and multi-channel solutions.
At MERJE we recruit Mid-Senior-level roles in the Contact Centre area, placing the best leaders and operations-minded specialists into customer-facing environments. We have a large and growing list of organisations that we work closely with in multiple sectors, including:
Job titles that we typically recruit include Contact Centre Director, Head of Resource Planning, Head of Transformation, Client Services Manager, Sales Manager and Account Director.
MERJE Front-Line Talent
MERJE Front-Line Talent matches the market’s best Customer Contact and Call Centre Agents, Operators, Advisors and Team Managers with permanent, temporary and fixed-term roles across many sectors.
Job titles include Front-Line Agent, Team Leader, Complaints Handler, Account Manager, Webchat/Social Media Executive, Bi/Multi-lingual Agent, Market Researcher, Quality Analyst and Resource Planner.
Recruiting the most talented Finance, Audit and Accountancy Candidates
The Finance & Audit team at MERJE are always looking for talented individuals to fill finance roles across several sectors. Whether you are a Finance Manager, a part-qualified or fully-qualified Accountant, or an Audit specialist, our team can work with you to find your next Finance job based on your experience, skills and ambition.
We work across several industry leading companies to recruit Finance, Accountancy and Audit experts for leading companies, including:
We have the ability to attract ambitious and talented individuals, covering the following roles: CFO, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Financial/Management Accountant, Financial Controller, Financial Analyst, Part-qualified Accountant, Tax, Treasury and Audit.
We can find your next Financial Crime or Fraud job
The continued and increasing threat of Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Fraud to your business and ever changing regulation ensure that for most organisations, safeguarding your business against these threats whilst adhering to regulatory requirements is an absolute priority. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in significant financial and reputational repercussions. Finding a balance between preventing financial crime without impacting customer experience remains the biggest challenge for organisations and requires technical specialists with experience of successfully achieving an optimal balance. In light of this, MERJE understands that our clients strive to attract the highest calibre of financial crime and fraud professionals to ensure their businesses are best protected
Financial Crime Recruitment
Our highly experienced Consultants have a wealth of experience recruiting experts within banking and financial services, attracting only the best Financial Crime prevention specialists across the following areas:
If you are looking to further develop your career in Financial Crime, interim or permanent, then our dedicated team of consultants based in London and Manchester are able to discuss your requirements and work with you to achieve your career aspirations.
Organisations – most notably across the Banking and Financial Services sectors – face a constant, ever changing threat from fraudsters. At MERJE we understand the pressures of delivering effective fraud management, which is why we sit at the forefront when it comes to providing high calibre recruitment solutions across the Financial Services sector.
Job titles that we recruit include Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Head of Fraud Management, Financial Crime Manager, Fraud Manager, Fraud Consultant, ABC Manager, KYC Manager, Fraud Analytics Manager, Sanctions Specialist, Fraud Analyst and AML Monitoring Analyst.
We are experts in the Risk Management
The effects of the global financial crisis are still evident today with high public debt and an economy that is still in recovery. In the wake of the events of 2007, experts began to question how so many financial institutions left themselves exposed, with many pointing to poor risk management techniques as the fundamental reason for their shortcomings. Fortunately today, organisations recognise the importance of investing in Enterprise-Wide Risk Management and this plays a key role in the decision making processes at every level of business.
The prevalence of Risk Management has resulted in a significant upturn in demand for this skill set, with organisations offering a clearly defined and rewarding career path for professionals with this experience.
MERJE works with a multitude of different organisations across the UK, who are actively looking to recruit individuals on both a contract and permanent basis in the various areas of Risk Management. This includes roles in Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk, Quantitative Risk, Investment Risk, Prudential Risk, Market Risk and IT Risk.
Our Risk Management sector expertise includes:
The Risk Management team at MERJE recruits for many jobs across the Risk area, including Director of Enterprise Risk, Head of Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk Manager, Prudential Capital Manager, Enterprise Risk Manager and IT Risk Officer.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements had a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
about 2 months ago
Head of Audit
c£75,000 plus benefits
MERJE have been retained to search for a Head of Audit for a leading International Manufacturing Business. Reporting to the Director of Risk and Audit you will support the delivery of an effective internal audit function for the Group, with specific emphasis on proactively managing internal audit resources to provide assurance that major business risks are managed effectively, offering clear recommendations for improvements. Key responsibilities include Plan and conduct internal audit reviews (in finance and operational areas) with a view to identifying significant risks and mitigating actions and controls. Ensure the reliability and integrity of reporting processes and associated management information. Recommend a program and diary of internal audit topics and engagements. Achievement of key metrics around timely issue and close out of reports, working with Management to deliver pragmatic solutions and realistic action plans for implementation. Support finalization of key deliverables for Audit Committee and the Group Executive Committee on a timely basis; Deliver, as directed, individual audit assignments to the highest professional standards, with creativity, insight and pace including: robust opinions on the effectiveness of Risk Management and Internal Controls Build relationships with, and work collaboratively with, all key business stakeholders in order to encourage and promote a culture of continuous improvement in the effectiveness of business processes and controls. Manage internal audit reviews supported by internal team resource and under a co-source arrangement for specialist areas Monitor and comment on the risk and control environment through attendance at operational and compliance meetings Participate in special reviews and investigations as and when required Drive the adoption of good practice within the Internal Audit team and the wider Finance and operational teams to improve processes regionally. Being a qualified accountant with experience of external audit from a Big4 firm you will have the following skills Experience at a senior level of internal audit in a multi-site organization; Experience of the manufacturing/ distribution sector would be a distinct advantage. Management experience including management of people and departments. Highly developed commercial management experience and business acumen. Used to operating effectively as a senior leader across different businesses and functions in complex organizations. Ability to influence business leaders in development of an effective risk and assurance environment.
about 2 months ago
Assistant Management Accountant
c.£25,000 + Study Support
Merje are pleased to be partnering with an international, FTSE listed services business based in Lancashire. Our client is looking for an ambitious part qualified Accountant to join the team on a permanent basis. This is a great opportunity for a driven and ambitious person who wants to progress with their studies and further develop their career in a commercial role. The role: The Assistant Management Accountant will be responsible for, but not limited to the following; You will perform thorough cost reporting and Variance Analysis Control and management of the balance sheet You will build and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of departments across the organisation. You will drive automation and efficiency by identifying opportunities to improve month end processes and liaise and implement changes. Working closely with the operations manager to drive profitability Key requirements: Actively studying AAT/ACCA or CIMA Must have experience in a similar capacity Excellent commercial awareness Strong analytical and problem solving skills
about 2 months ago
My client, a niche financial services business who are currently going through rapid expansion require and experienced auditor to join their Audit Team. Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, you will be a professionally qualified auditor with experience of assessing the operational and regulatory risks operating in the UK financial services industry. You will develop a clear understanding of the business areas being audited, including the relevant regulatory and policy requirements, to provide assurance that all key risks within the business have been identified and are being addressed. Responsibilities include; • Proactively plan and undertake high quality audit reviews to support the delivery of the annual Internal Audit plan. • Complete high quality audit programmes on time and within budget, whilst operating effectively in frequently complex situations. • Clearly document the results of audit work performed and recommendations for control improvements • Professionally support the business in the development of effective, efficient and sustainable control improvements. • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the business and Risk/Compliance. • Act as an escalation point for audit and risk issues. • Assist in the proactive identification of emerging risks and potential changes in the external environment. • Contribute to any required Management and Risk Meetings or Forum. To succeed in this challenging role you will have the following experience; • Excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills, to a variety of audiences including Senior Management. • Excellent understanding of the Financial Services or related industry, including the Regulatory and Legislative environment. • Experience in Internal Audit, including Risk based methodologies, Codes of Conduct and industry best practice and with a sound knowledge of Internal Audit principles. • Education to degree level or equivalent and recognised relevant post-graduate qualification. • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills together with the ability to document the results to a high standard.
about 2 months ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
£70,000 + Bonus + Executive Benefits
Our client is a market leading organisation engaged within the construction sector. They are seeking to recruit an individual of suitable calibre to assume a Finance Manager position within the business who is capable of being able to step up to the role of Finance Director in the near future. Your responsibilities will be wide and varied and will include: • Weekly and monthly sales forecasting • Monitoring construction / sales progress and risk • Monthly Balance sheet forecasting – involvement in the rolling three year planning process to ensure that funding and capital employed balances are accurately forecast • Balance sheet control - to ensure the completeness of liabilities and the recoverability of assets. • Balance sheet management – driving and managing the month-end process, ensuring the proper application of Group accounting policies and procedures • Preparing Group accounting and tax papers and returns • Liaising with Group teams on tax queries It is anticipated that the successful candidate will assume a Finance Director position in the very future. To succeed in this role you will be an ambitious professionally qualified Accountant Your attributes will include: Attention to detail and the ability to be self-critical Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to work and communicate with colleagues from outside of the finance team and at different levels of experience Ability to identify better or more efficient ways to do the job, and to challenge the way things have been done in the past Ability to work in a tight deadline driven environment and to manage multiple priorities (either as part of or with a plc or large group company) Integrity and a desire to do the right thing Previous experience of the construction, property development or infrastructure sectors would be highly advantageous.
about 2 months ago
£35000 - £45000
An excellent opportunity has now become available within a well-respected business. An MI Manager (Finance Analyst) is needed to support the business during a continued period of significant growth and organisational change. The MI Manager will be responsible for company-wide people cost related budgets & associated analysis and reporting. There is additional scope within role for involvement in projects that aim to improve HR data management, maintenance & reporting. Responsibilities include; • Maintain, improve & adapt the company-wide People & Motor Costs Budget / Forecast Model to business needs • Provide Headcount / Costs Variance Analysis on a monthly / quarterly basis including supporting commentary • Act as the main contact between Finance & HR in relation to HR / Facilities departmental Budgets • Monitor actual costs in month in line with budget & ensure costs are allocated correctly • Liaise with HR Business Partners to ensure headcount & associated costs are accurate, timely and complete • Support FP&A teams with supporting cost / headcount analysis where required • Maintain and distribute regular Headcount / HR related reporting to the business • Streamline processes / data within HR to ensure efficiency and compliance Ideally you will have: • Advanced Excel / Modelling Skills • Prior experience working with costs / financial information / budgets etc. • The ability to manage & interact with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the business. • Be at least part qualified/ fully qualified ACCA/CIMA In return you will:• Be part of a highly rated team having the ability to contribute towards a key area and be a pivotal member within the team • Work alongside qualified individuals being able to receive onsite support as well as financial when it comes to progressing your studies • Work with a company that values its high performers looking to reward and promote where possible • Have the ability to use your own initiative and a methodical approach to problem solving in a role where you will manage your workload how you see fit This is a fantastic role for an individual with drive and determination to push their career further. You will have a key part to play and have the ability to speak to key decision makers both in and out of finance. If you like the look of this position and would be interested in finding out more, please apply.
about 2 months ago
Senior Tax Consultant
£50,000 - £60,000
The Client - A specialist consulting business which provides compliance consultancy to contractor clients and accountants and represents tax payers against contentious HMRC disputes (including Tribunal representation). The business specialises in Self-employed Status, IR35, Agency Legislation and Umbrella Companies. The role: Develop and maintain client relationships to generate and grow consultancy income Provide highly technical advice and consultancy to clients, including attending meetings at client offices Dealing with contentious HMRC enquiries including ADR and tribunal Provide direct advice, support and recommendations to management on all areas of the business Provide day-to-day support, mentoring and training for consultants Assist management in developing new products and services Act as technical resource for consultants and the management team. Keep informed of industry developments providing updates as necessary. Attend and present seminars, training and marketing events The successful candidate will: Have strong technical abilities on core areas of IR35, Status, Agency legislation, CIS & Umbrella Companies Have demonstrable experience in training and/or supervisory roles Be adept in the ability to use, interpret and analyse legislation and case law Have experience of HMRC enquiries and strong knowledge of the HMRC disputes process Possess strong knowledge of the tax and legal issues in the contractor and agency marketplace Ideally have employment law knowledge however this is not essential
about 2 months ago
c.£40,000 + Benefits
Merje are pleased to be partnering with an independent, financial services organisation based in East Midlands. Our client is looking for a technically strong Financial Accountant to join the team on a permanent basis. This is a great opportunity for a Newly Qualified/Qualified Accountant with prior regulatory experience to build an exciting career within Banking/ Financial Services. The role: The Financial Accountant will assist the Finance Director in all technical aspects. You will perform thorough analysis of the balance sheet and P&L to provide a proper control environment and ensure that reports have a high degree of accuracy. You will act as a trusted partner to internal and external stakeholders regarding regulatory requirements across a broad suite of products, including trading inventory, derivatives, loans, and repos. You will build and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of departments across the organisation. Aiding in the planning, testing and implementation of projects You will drive automation and efficiency by identifying opportunities to improve reporting systems and liaising with IT and Change Management to implement changes. You will maintain controlled and well-documented processes. Other duties as assigned. Key requirements: Newly Qualified (ACA/ACCA) 3 years + prior related accounting / regulatory/ financial reporting experience Experience within Financial Services/ Banking is preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to comfortably present to auditors and senior management Strong analytical and problem solving skills
about 2 months ago
IT Audit Manager
c£70,000 plus benefits
Our client is an award-winning banking and financial services business going through a period of rapid growth and change. Group Internal Audit plays a key role in ensuring that the governance and internal control environment keeps pace and as a result they require an IT Audit Manager Reporting to the Head of Audit with a focus on IT Audits, key responsibilities include • Develop an understanding of the business and future changes and perform a risk assessment to produce audits for inclusion in the audit plan. • Ensure the audit strategy provides assurance over new and emerging risks. • Execution and delivery of audits in line with audit methodology and IIA standards and budget • Produce IA reports which are impactful, balanced and address the root cause of issues. Ensure recommendations are commercial and address the on-going sustainability of the control environment. • Ensure recommendations are followed up to closure and drive timely issue resolution and sustainability of implemented controls. • Develop and maintain credibility with key business stakeholders from team leader to director level. • Stay abreast of internal change strategy and external audit best practice, particularly areas of regulatory focus. • With the agreement of the Head of Audit and IA Director perform risk advisory projects to support the business with high impact change initiatives. Being a qualified IT Auditor, you will have an in-depth knowledge of IT Audits and looking to progress your career in a growing organisation. With the ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team you will have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
about 2 months ago
Healthcare Economics Director
£120,000 - £150,000
The Client: My client is a leading professional services firm; they are recognised for their commitment to delivering an outstanding quality of client service, and enabling people to excel in everything they do. The Healthcare & Life Sciences Economics team sits within the firm’s Financial Advisory business and brings together economists, econometricians and analysts to apply their combined skills to solve healthcare business issues. The work is varied and delivers real value through areas such as regulatory or competition economics, cost & benefits analysis, pricing and profitability analysis, forecasting and predictive analytics. The technical skills in these areas are combined with the firm’s deep clinical, operational, financial, strategic and industry understanding to create a potent, and unique, package that can be applied across the spectrum of healthcare advisory services. The business is looking for a senior individual to lead and grow their established Healthcare Economics business. The successful individual will be well known and regarded in the Healthcare sector for providing economic advice on how to design better functioning and more efficient healthcare systems. They will have worked within a similar economic consultancy practice, or have equivalent experience gained in the public sector healthcare or pharma industries. A knowledge of the UK healthcare system is essential and experience of advising clients in an International setting would be beneficial. The role: Responsibilities: The role will include the following: Developing the strategy for the healthcare & life sciences economics business Identify and deliver new opportunities in the healthcare & life sciences sector Maintain and build on internal relationships across the health account (including broader financial advisory, strategy and risk advisory etc.) Further develop a network of client contacts within the sector Lead client engagements, including running teams of consultants Developing the strategy and thinking on client engagements Manage client relationships at a senior level Leading thought leadership for the team Leading and developing the team A wide range of types of engagements in the UK and internationally Professional experience: To qualify, you will be able to demonstrate: A degree in economics or related subject from a leading university 6-10 years of work experience (or equivalent) in a consultancy, governmental organisation or corporate, primarily in the healthcare & life sciences sector and preferably in a strategy or analytics role • Proven modelling and analytical skills, experience in regulation and regulatory policy Understanding of econometrics • Experience in delivering healthcare & life sciences projects • Strong project management experience • Good presentation and writing skills • Demonstrable understanding of healthcare networks and associated regulatory issues • Strong project and team leadership track record
about 2 months ago
Senior International Audit Manager
£60,000 – 80,000
As a Senior Manager within the Audit and Assurance practice you will have responsibility for: Managing key audit and assurance relationships across a variety of industry sectors; Identifying and developing both audit and assurance opportunities with new and existing senior clients; Leading audit and assurance teams and developing managers and junior team members to reach their potential; Ensuring all regulatory changes are implemented and complied with both internally and on client engagements; Building relationships with other departments to deliver market and client focused business solutions; Having a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them including having a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture; Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution Requirements: To qualify for the role you must have: ACA/ACCA qualification (or equivalent); Thorough knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS; PCAOB experience is desirable, but not essential; Strong understanding of financial reporting and controls; A proven track record in establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with senior clients; Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment; An ability to play an active role in the business development process, winning tenders and large audit and assurance proposals; Experience of motivating and developing teams; An ability to implement solutions to address changes in regulatory requirements; Industry, FTSE Listed or International audit and assurance experience; The ability to work under own initiative and in many different and stimulating environments; Knowledge of US GAAP reporting; Significant presentation and business writing experience;
about 2 months ago
M&A Assistant Director (Technology, Media & Telecoms)
£85,000 – £95,000
The Client: My client is a leading professional services firm; they are recognised for their commitment to delivering an outstanding quality of client service, and enabling people to excel in everything they do. The role: The Corporate Finance Advisory (M&A) team provides corporates, private equity houses and other clients with a full suite of M&A services advising on acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, buy-outs and licensing, a significant number of which are cross-border or international in nature. Responsibilities Working across the TMT sectors on a range of buy-side and sell-side transactions Assisting with day to day management of transactions which includes preparation of information memoranda, management presentations, valuation analysis and taking responsibility for preparation of information and client communications Industry research for both deal origination and transaction analysis Valuation work and Financial modelling, including DCF and LBO analysis Contribution to marketing and business development opportunities Requirements To qualify for the role you must have: ACA/CFA (or equivalent) qualification (not essential depending on other experience) Ideally some transactional experience gained on client engagements or on secondment Excellent numeracy skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to absorb and analyse large amounts of data quickly Client focus, with ability to work quickly and establish effective working relationships Enthusiasm for and ideally previous exposure to the TMT sectors Excellent oral and written communication skills Logical and methodical approach to problem solving Project management and organisational skills Ability to undertake detailed financial/commercial analysis for inclusion in client reports The self-confidence/appetite to be involved in business development activities Ability to develop, coach and motivate junior members of the team
about 2 months ago
Head of Internal Audit
£80,000 – 90,000
Our client is an award winning banking and financial services business going through a period of rapid growth and change. Group Internal Audit plays a key role in ensuring that the governance and internal control environment keeps pace and as a result they require a Head of Audit. The Role The role involves managing the audit team and leading the delivery of the audit plan. You’ll execute the strategies as set for Group Internal Audit. That will also include supporting risk assessments that ensure audit activity is aligned to the assurance needs of the organisation. Overall, you’ll focus on ensuring best practice, building a culture of high performance, developing and optimising the team and championing Audit as an objective, independent and vital business partner. The Person Ideally you will be a graduate with relevant qualifications, as well as extensive experience of leading internal audit teams in a similarly dynamic financial services or banking environment. From your experience, you’ll have in-depth knowledge of audit methodologies and data analytics capability, as well as current working knowledge of UK regulation and PRA/FCA areas of regulatory focus. Experience of auditing risks across retail banking products is essential. Strong leadership capabilities are key to optimising the performance of the team and building credibility across the organisation. The business commits to investing in your ongoing professional development and this is a very exciting opportunity for someone keen to join a dynamic, growing organisation.
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.
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