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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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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.
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
7 days ago
£40,000 - £50,000
MERJE are pleased to be partnering with a well know services business based in Nelson. Our client is looking for an experienced Qualified Accountant to join the team on a 12-month interim basis. This is a great opportunity for an ACCA or CIMA qualified individual to positively influence an ever changing business. The role: Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Management Accountant will be responsible for the following; To develop a vertical P&L, enabling a simplification of product P&L reporting. Supporting Head of Finance with integration projects Assist with budget/forecast preparation and delivery to stake holders. Produce monthly accounts Assist with preparation of financial forecast Creation of monthly reports, and any ad-hoc reports required by the management team. Develop a robust approach to monthly cross charges, working with stakeholders to understand data available and ways to improve this. Key requirements: Must Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA Demonstrable and extensive accounting experience Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to comfortably present information to senior stakeholders. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
3 days ago
IT Risk Consultants / Managers
£45,000 - £70,000 pa
Roles also available in Leeds and Birmingham Our client, a leading internationally recognised Consultancy firm who are recognised for their commitment to delivering an outstanding quality of client service, are looking for IT Risk Managers / Senior Managers and Senior Consultants to join their fast-growing Technology and digital risk teams to be involved in defining risk and control frameworks and designing end to end risk management. Responsibilities: As Audit Analytics Managers / Senior Managers / Senior Consultants you will have responsibilities for: Ownership of a portfolio of audit analytics clients, reporting to the regional managers / Senior Leadership and team Directors Managing engagement teams within the wider North West and Midlands Technology & Digital Risk team, including developing the skills and confidence of junior staff Working with audit teams in the North West and Midlands to integrate analytics more deeply into the external audit approach Contribute to the groups leadership in Audit Analytics & Controls Providing Risk Advisory/Consulting services to Top Tier clients; Building and developing long terms relationships with stakeholders across their client organisations Requirements: Practical experience of working in Technology Risk, Controls & Analytics within a professional services firm or FTSE 350 Ability to think creatively, generate innovative ideas, challenge the status quo and deliver effectively with what can often be ambiguous requirements. Computer Science or technical experience or qualifications, for example SQL, VBA, ACL, Tableau, Qlikview A good understanding of finance and accounting Strong technical abilities in audit methodologies, combined with strong business acumen These roles are for variable locations across the United Kingdom, especially Manchester / Leeds and Birmingham.
5 days ago
Financial Crime Manager
Financial Crime Manager required for a Global Investment Manager with over $300bn AUM. As a Financial Crime Manager, you will be responsible for all Financial Crime Monitoring and Assurance reviews across the second line of defence. These Financial Crime reviews will be conducted to assess the controls in place for AML, Sanctions, CTF, ABC and Fraud are in line with annual Financial Crime programme set out by the MLRO. They would like the successful Financial Crime Manager to come in and create a more robust Financial Crime Assurance/Monitoring methodology if required. Products covered include equities, infrastructure, real estate, alternatives, cash and bonds. We are looking for an exceptional communicator both written and orally with the ability to write detailed but simple to understand reports. The role will report into the Head of Financial Crime with a dotted line into the MLRO. Your role as Financial Crime Manger is to advise and guide the MLRO on your findings and provide solutions to remedy any control weaknesses found. The Global Investment Manager has excellent compliance / financial crime culture, great reputation for work life balance, high bonus payers and an extremely competitive benefits package. They are also known for having high employee retention rates.
7 days ago
£30,000 – 35,000 pa
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading consumer lending business. They are looking for an excellent candidate to join their FP&A team in the London office. The purpose of this position is to assist in the preparation, development and analysis of key management accounting information and reporting to ensure that the business makes well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, growth and profitability. Key Role/Responsibilities: Aid the completion of the monthly management accounts, ensuring all information is accurate and variance analysis against Budget & Forecast is comprehensively explained. Production and analysis of the Group Executive MI to the Board, with key emphasis on accurate financial reporting and providing initial high level commentary. Preparation and review of Divisional management information packs for submission to Divisional MDs. Preparation of weekly and monthly reporting as applicable. Assist and provide support to the Group FP&A Managers across all divisions, helping them to drive changes, improvements and additional analysis as and when required. Be a key player in the budget & forecasting process, including specific ownership of all cost lines and building key relationships with Cost Centre owners at all times. Assist in development and streamlining of the various Monthly Packs. Various ad hoc tasks as and when required. Key Essential Experience / Skills Required: Competent at providing accurate and timely information to a high standard, within tight deadlines and timeframes, whilst managing multiple stakeholder needs. Financial Services / banking background desirable but not essential. Analytical with commercial and financial acumen, organised with an eye for detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience of working in a fast paced environment, comfortable and adaptable to continuous change. An ambitious individual with an appetite to be part of a growing company, wanting to understand the key business drivers in order to enhance their own skills whilst adding value. Willing to analyse and challenge financial information at all levels. Minimum Qualifications & System Skills Required: Part Qualified (e.g. ACCA, CIMA). Medium/Advanced user IT skills – strong data management and advanced Excel skills, and familiarity with accounting reporting systems
7 days ago
Senior Internal Auditor
£50,000-£55,000 + package
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 Senior Auditor to work with the Audit Managers and Heads of Audit to deliver its core objectives. Key responsibilities include: Working alongside lead auditors on individual audit engagements from planning to reporting. Specifically identifying key risks facing the business and performing sufficient and appropriate test-work on governance, risk management and internal controls and identify reportable issues. Support lead auditors on individual audit engagements ensuring work is carried out in line with GIA methodology. Determine compliance with policies and procedures, conduct audit testing of specified areas and identify reportable issues. Support lead auditors to ensure GIA reports are impactful, balanced and address the root cause of issues. Ensure recommendations are clear and concise address the ongoing sustainability of the control environment. You will develop and maintain credibility by developing working relationships with key business stakeholders from team leader to manager level. The scope of GIA is unrestricted so this role would provide experience in all areas of the Bank including lending business divisions, funding and treasury divisions, central risk management, compliance and finance processes. The Person The ideal candidate will be newly qualified or part qualified (e.g. financial or IIA qualification) with knowledge from working in the banking or financial services sector. Looking for a proactive candidate with a can-do attitude and a keen willingness to learn.
19 days ago
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer required for an investment bank based in London. You will work closely with the Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption to maintain oversight of the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion Risks across the UK. You will be responsible for ensuring there is an effective programme in place and that the controls are appropriate and effective, so it can be implemented BAU. You will also need to ensure that appropriate MI relating to the oversight of the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion programme is developed and maintained. With the assistance of your team, you will ensure the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion policy and procedures are fit for purpose and reviewed on a regular basis whilst being at hand to provide advisory support to multiple areas of the bank regarding Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion Risks. As part of your role you will conduct investigations as appropriate regarding escalations made involving Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion Risks. This is an investment hire by the bank. They want someone to come in and really own the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion framework, driving the agenda forward. The bank itself have an excellent compliance / financial crime culture descending from senior management, a positive reputation for work life balance, high bonuses and an extremely competitive benefits package.
19 days ago
Part Time Auditor
Up to £50,000 pro rata
My Client, a Niche Financial Services Business, has a rare opportunity for a Part Time Auditor, working with the Internal Audit team reporting to the firm’s Head of Internal Audit. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a hands-on auditor to work flexible hours over 3, 4 or 5 days. Key responsibilities will include Carry out audit assignments to agreed quality, professional and ethical standards. Report findings and work with management to develop solutions to address weaknesses. Make sound recommendations to enhance controls and risk management. Involvement in any specific projects or workflows that require an Audit perspective. Represent Internal Audit in various formal and informal forums as required, providing appropriate information on audit activity. Develop strong relationships with Management, promoting a culture of control awareness and continual improvement. Being an experienced auditor you will have demonstrable experience working both in a team and independently. Whilst experience within Financial Services would be advantageous candidates with broader commercial experience will also be considered.
20 days ago
Commercial Operations Manager
An opportunity for a key position within a successful, dynamic events business operating throughout the UK with plans in place for further European expansion. This role works alongside the Commercial Director and an office Manager so is very broad and key responsibilities include: Providing day to day assistance to the Commercial Director with all aspects of running the business including; Business development / sales Marketing Client contracts and liaison Cash control and management Payments to suppliers and subcontractors Preparation of information required for staff attending events Post event emails to clients and invoicing Assistance in the preparation of the monthly management accounts and quarterly VAT returns. The business is seasonal with its busiest period between mid-May and mid-September.
21 days ago
Up to £35,000
My client, a privately owned construction company with rapid expansion plans is actively searching a Part Qualified accountant to support the Financial Controller. This is a highly commercial role supporting in the preparation of both Financial and Management accounts, whilst also supporting the Contract Managers with contract performance. Additionally, you will take responsibility for cash management and forecasting, Sales Ledger, Purchase ledger and debt analysis. Ideally currently studying for CIMA you will be looking to further your career within a growing Finance team offering excellent support. Commercially minded you will have excellent Excel skills, ideally with previous experience of using NAV.
28 days ago
Senior IT Audit and Risk Consultant
Our client, a leading internationally recognised Consultancy firm who are recognised for their commitment to delivering an outstanding quality of client service, are looking for a Senior Consultant to join their fast-growing Technology and digital risk team to be involved in defining risk and control frameworks and designing end to end risk management. Responsibilities: Delivering client engagements ranging from high-value advisory work through to large-scale execution of risk and control programmes Delivering a portfolio of large & complex technology engagements across their business, leading and supporting junior resources. Contributing to the development of innovative products and services that respond to market developments and the changing risk landscape. Helping to develop new business with their existing clients and building relationships with new clients. Taking a proactive approach to developing own personal knowledge of the impact and context for technology risks through wider reading; To have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them. Requirements: Knowledge of the latest technology trends, how these are being deployed and an appreciation of the risks they present Practical experience of IT audit within a substantial organisation in any sector, equivalent in scale to a FTSE 350 company; Experience and understanding of the risk management lifecycle, gained through either current role or ongoing interaction with 1st or 2nd line risk management teams Strong technology and/or industry experience obtained via a career in industry or another consultancy Experience of working in, or with, a digital function, ideally on a change/transformation programme Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with multiple stakeholders across both IT and Risk functions Excellent oral and written communication skills
about 1 month ago
Financial Crime Analyst
A Financial Crime Analyst is required for a bank based in London to lead and assist in Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing reviews. These Financial Crime reviews will be conducted to assess the controls that are in place for AML, Sanctions, CTF, ABC and Fraud are in line with Financial Crime regulations the bank must adhere to. You will be working closely with senior stakeholders across various areas within the 1st line of defence to ensure the existing financial crime controls in place are adequately set out and implemented. Should you find any weaknesses whilst carrying out your Financial Crime review then you will need to advise the relevant business on how to strengthen these financial crime controls or frameworks. We are open to hearing from experienced Financial Crime professionals with existing controls testing background OR someone with an extensive background in processing Transition Mentoring alerts that wishes to make a move into the 2nd line of defence. This is an exceptional opportunity if you are currently in the 1st line of defence. Given the nature of this role, you will be an exceptional communicator both written and orally. Writing detailed but easy to understand reports is important. You will be part of a small team of Financial Crime practitioners within a larger financial crime function that work closely with one another. They work hard, have high standards and have a great team culture. They also work from home 1 day a week. The bank itself have an excellent compliance / financial crime culture descending from senior management, a positive reputation for work life balance, high bonuses and an extremely competitive benefits package.
about 2 months ago
Internal Audit Manager
£50,000 - £62,000 k
International Consumer Lending Business seeking an enthusiastic Internal Audit Manager to provide independent advice on the organisation’s risks and controls to the Board. The role reports into the Head of Internal Audit and offers variety, autonomy and the opportunity to proactively advise the business ensuring compliance and best practice. The role: Key responsibilities will include: Leading audits from planning to completion ensuring the analysis and assessment of the risks for each business area. Undertaking special audits, fraud investigations and special projects Assessing and reporting audit findings whilst collaborating with Senior Management and Heads of department to implement action plans to drive efficiencies and process improvements Monitoring audit actions ensuring accountability for delivery within the management teams and ensuring that risks are mitigated through the effective and timely closure of actions. Providing subject matter expertise around key focus areas including Consumer Credit and FCA regulations Engaging the business to proactively advise on risk management and controls for new projects, programs, initiatives and process improvements Performing quality assurance on audit working papers to ensure consistency across the team in line with methodology Building and maintaining effective relationships across the business at all levels to promote good governance, risk management and controls. To be successful within this position you will have: At least 5 years’ experience of working in/managing an internal audit team in a regulated environment CMIIA (Chartered Internal Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or equivalent certification would be desirable. Broad knowledge of relevant compliance and legal laws and guidelines applicable to regulated activities Excellent communication skills Strong problem solving skills to identify issues and apply judgement in selecting appropriate audit methodologies, understanding and taking into account the implications on the audit quality. Excellent ability to produce accurate, concise and compliant Internal Audit Reports
3 months ago
Internal Audit Manager
£70,000 - £75,000
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 an Audit Manager to support the Heads of Audit as well as oversee the more junior members in the team. The role: 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 balanced and address the root cause of issues. Ensure recommendations are commercial Develop and maintain credibility and develop working relationships with key business stakeholders With the agreement of the Audit Director perform risk advisory projects to support the business with high impact change initiatives Experience of auditing in financial services/banking either in an external or internal audit capacity. Experience of auditing in Financial Services with Credit Risk / Internal Ratings Based (IRB) expertise preferable Must have in-depth knowledge of audit methodologies including data analytics Good working knowledge of UK regulation and key areas of regulatory focus from PRA and FCA. The Person: The ideal candidate will have a financial qualification and knowledge working in the banking sector.
3 months ago
Associate Property Tax Director
£80,000 - £90,000
A successful consultancy are looking to recruit a highly motivated and well organised individual to lead the Property sector within the firm and to assist the Owner managed Business team. This will include development of the market offering and profile of the business within this sector and will have responsibility for managing the overall delivery of services within this sector. Within Property taxes, the tax advice can vary from assistance on the SDLT on the acquisition of a new property, advising international investors on their structures to review and implementing structures for property developers and advising intermediaries and advisers. Duties and accountabilities: Take ownership for the operation of the team/work/portfolio, relevant work processes and the effective delivery of advanced tax planning and complex tax technical services by coordinating the appropriate teams to provide excellent client service and meet all targets. Interact fully with more complex clients in conjunction with Partners ensuring they are kept informed of progress & responding to client requirements and queries by applying specialist technical knowledge and experience. Assist the Partner to communicate regularly with the team on key objectives, performance & future goals to give direction and purpose to share knowledge and develop the expertise of the team. Plan, delegate and manage the allocation of work appropriately to the person or team with the skills best suited to deliver the service to the client working in collaboration with the team. Develop a network of professional contacts and build a profile readily recognisable as an expert in your field’ outside the Firm by use of technology and social media. Liaise with Marketing to identify and market to new sources of work with a view to providing regular updates and hold meetings with new contacts for conversion to clients. Analyse markets and understand competitive offerings in order to identify prospective new business and implement plans and a targeted approach for development of potential clients and business relationships. Be pro-active and identify opportunities to act on the interpretation of new legislation with a view to winning new work. Act with honesty and integrity in all dealings with clients, contacts and team members whilst respecting confidentiality and building trust. Qualifications: Professionally qualified – e.g. ATT/CTA/ACA/ACCA Appropriate experience within relevant tax discipline at this level. Technical expertise in specialist field. High level of client handling and relationship skills
3 months ago
Corporate Finance Manager (Government & Infrastructure)
£55,000 – £70,000
A leading consulting firm looking to expand their Corporate Finance team in London with a specific focus on Government & Infrastructure clients. The team delivers a wide range of corporate finance advisory services to public and private sector organisations. The group works across a range of sectors, including energy, defence, transport and public services. The services include: Procurement advice to government for public private partnerships (PPPs), project finance, outsourcing and other service contracts between the public and private sectors; Advice to private sector organisations bidding for government contracts, including financial modelling, finance raising advice and negotiation support; and Renegotiation, refinancing and restructuring of existing contracts. Key Requirements - Experience in a finance focussed role within government, a private sector bidder or another advisory firm working on one or more of: PPP, project finance, outsourcing, franchising or similar service contracts; A strong understanding of the financial and commercial aspects of government infrastructure and/or service contracts; Experience of working with financial models; An understanding of public sector procurement procedures; Strong written English skills; and A strong academic record, including a minimum of 2.1 degree or equivalent. The following experience and qualifications would also be beneficial: Experience of designing and building complex financial models; A recognised accountancy or relevant financial qualification (full or part qualified); Experience of business case and/or report writing; and Experience of working with contractual documentation for government infrastructure and/or service contracts. Required personal attributes include: Dedication to delivering quality results; Ability to multi-task and appreciation of the commitments to working within an advisory practise; A logical and methodical approach to problem solving, with an ability to think laterally; Good project management skills and an understanding of governance requirements and risks; The confidence to work effectively with clients; and Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team. The primary location will be London. The individual may be required to spend time working in other locations in the UK for extended durations as required by clients and projects.
4 months ago
Contentious Valuations Assistant Director
£75,000 - £90,000
A leading consulting firm is looking to hire an Assistant Director in its Valuations team focusing on contentious valuations work. The role: Managing major contentious valuation assignments Working on cases from initial client meetings through to delivery of Expert Reports for the Court / Tribunal and assistance in preparing the named Expert and legal team for trial / hearing Developing target client relationships in order to further develop the Contentious Valuation business and their career To have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture Previous experience: Experience of working on contentious matters, i.e. preparing reports for service at Court and/or an Arbitral Tribunal Strong experience of preparing valuations either for commercial or contentious matters. Exceptional analytical and oral and written communication skills with a strong attention for detail Ability to take complicated analysis and to present and communicate it in a concise and clear manner Client focus, with ability to work quickly and establish effective working relationships Logical and methodical approach to problem solving Project management and organisational skills Appetite to be involved in business development activities
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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