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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.
If you are a Candidate looking for a Contact Centre role, or you are a Client with a specific hiring need, please contact Sally Cordwell on
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
29 days 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.
29 days 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
29 days 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.
28 days 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.
28 days 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.
28 days 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
28 days 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
28 days 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.
23 days 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
22 days 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;
22 days 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
22 days 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.
22 days ago
M&A Assistant Director (Healthcare & Life Sciences)
£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. The team' expertise extends across the full range of sub-sectors including: Healthcare Services, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Technology. The team has enjoyed significant success and is seeking to expand with the recruitment of highly driven and motivated individuals at Assistant Director/experienced manager level. Responsibilities: The role will have responsibility for: Working across the Healthcare and Life Science sectors on a range of buy-side and sell sidetransactions 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 Contribution to marketing and business development opportunities 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 Requirements To qualify for the role you must have: ACA (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 Healthcare or Life Science 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
22 days ago
Senior Audit Manager
£55,000 - £65,000
The Client: A leading consulting firm The role: As a Senior Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as: - Supervising, mentoring, and coaching audit staff - Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required - Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; manage timetables, anticipate costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection - Regularly and proactively communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters - Keeping up to date with the firm’s product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help grow the business - Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry - Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to the audits - Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work - Working on tenders and working as part of the relevant independence team - Being the performance manager for other qualified accountants Key Requirements: - ACA, ACCA or CPA qualified (or international equivalent) - Must demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team - Established strong leadership skills and proven ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback - IT literacy with good knowledge of Word / Excel / PowerPoint - Strong communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written - Sound working knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP. Experience with US GAAP is preferable though not essential - Significant financial statement audit experience, ideally within professional services - Extensive external audit experience - Proven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set - Commitment to building the reputation of the firm through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry
22 days ago
Senior Manager (CASS)
£70,000 - £80,000
The Client: A leading consultancy firm Roles and Responsibilities: - Delivery of client engagements, leading small sized teams and providing input to larger, multi-disciplinary teams. - Delivering Section 166 reviews and reporting to the FCA as part of a wider team. - Providing clients with assurance over their arrangements for producing, validating and submitting monthly regulatory returns in respect of client assets. - Advising and assisting clients with implementation of systems and processes to comply with both current and potential changes to the client asset rules. - Advising clients on CASS issues and providing assurance over existing processes. - Advising client on the development, implementation and/or effectiveness of client asset governance structures. - Development and delivery of client asset based training programmes for clients and internally at the business - Provision of technical support and advice internally to teams in respect of the client asset audits. - Taking a leading role in the identification of business development opportunities and the preparation of client proposals in order to assist in meeting overall departmental sales targets. Qualifications and Skills: - Strong understanding of businesses, structures, governance frameworks and process & control infrastructures of firms in the banking sector. - Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills and ability to develop and maintain strong internal and external network of contacts. - Strong leadership skills and ability to manage a team of professional staff. - Strong background in regulation with deep technical skills in capital, liquidity or conduct of business areas and an appetite to learn more. Experience and Background: - Educated to degree level or equivalent. - Professional qualification preferred, with strong knowledge of regulatory rules and guidance but crucially the practical application within the banking industry. - Project management skills, demonstrated by a record of regulatory project delivery. - The ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliver solutions to clients. - Excellent communication and presentation skills; including an ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally. - Relevant financial services experience with a regulatory focus, either as part of a financial services firm, advisory capacity or FCA. - Understanding of regulatory developments and key current issues facing clients.
22 days ago
Senior Manager (CASS)
The Client: A leading consultancy firm Roles and Responsibilities: - Delivery of client engagements, including both audits and non-audits, leading small sized teams and providing input to larger, multi-disciplinary teams. - Managing partner involvement on engagements, providing progress reports as required. - Acting as the primary contact for clients. - Delivering Section 166 reviews and reporting to the FCA as part of a wider team. - Providing clients with assurance over their arrangements for producing, validating and submitting monthly regulatory returns in respect of client assets. - Advising and assisting clients with implementation of systems and processes to comply with both current and potential changes to the CASS rules. - Advising clients on CASS issues and providing assurance over existing processes. - Advising client on the development, implementation and/or effectiveness of client asset governance structures. - Development and delivery of client asset based training programmes for clients and internally - Provision of technical support and advice internally in respect of CASS audits. - Taking a leading role in the identification of business development opportunities and the preparation of client proposals in order to assist in meeting overall departmental sales targets. - Mentoring and coaching other less experienced team members, including acting as a formal performance manager to help junior staff fulfil their potential. - Building the reputation of the firm through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry. Qualifications and Skills: - Strong understanding of businesses, structures, governance frameworks and process & control infrastructures of firms in the investment management sector. - Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills and ability to develop and maintain strong internal and external network of contacts. - Strong leadership skills and ability to manage a team of professional staff. - Strong background in regulation with deep technical skills in capital, liquidity or conduct of business areas and an appetite to learn more. Experience and Background: - Educated to degree level or equivalent. - Professional qualification preferred, with strong knowledge of regulatory rules and guidance but crucially the practical application within the investment management sector. - Project management skills, demonstrated by a record of regulatory project delivery. - The ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliver solutions to clients. - Excellent communication and presentation skills; including an ability to communicate well with clients in writing and verbally. - Relevant financial services experience with a regulatory focus, either as part of a financial services firm, advisory capacity or FCA. - Understanding of regulatory developments and key current issues facing clients.
18 days ago
Internal Audit Manager
Up to £60,000 plus benefits
My client is undergoing a dynamic, transformational and strategic programme of change. As a result of this, the Internal Audit function is expanding to meet the ever-increasing need for timely and robust assurance. If you are looking for a new opportunity in a progressive organisation which puts the customers at the heart of everything they do, then this could be the opportunity for you. As well as exciting projects and themed reviews to work on, they offer excellent support and development and an environment you can really thrive in. Reporting to the Senior Audit Manager, Key responsibilities include Manage relationships with key stakeholders that are challenging, constructive and professional, aiding the performance of audits. Plan and deliver audits, on time and within budget, which provide adequate assurance over the key risks within the scope of the audit. Work with the Resource Manager to secure the required resources for the audit assignment and co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of audit team colleagues. Deliver robust audit reports, opining on the adequacy of the control environment, the root causes and themes of issues and the risk culture. Understand the activities and findings of other assurance providers (such as external audit and Group Risk) to consider the impact of their findings on audit assignments. Influence colleagues across the group to embed robust, cost-effective controls to strengthen the overall control framework in response to weaknesses identified by Internal Audit. Identify opportunities to improve the operation of Internal To succeed in the role you will hold a relevant degree or professional qualification and demonstrate the following skills Evidence of professional learning and development to build and maintain skills and expertise. Broad knowledge of internal auditing in areas of responsibility Project management skills and experience of leading small teams working with pace whilst maintaining quality. Ability to make professional judgements on the adequacy and effectiveness of control frameworks, demonstrating commercial awareness and sound business judgement. Ability to challenge the status quo. Experience of leading audit teams in reviews from planning to report issuance. Strong internal and external stakeholder management and influencing skills. Strong written communication skills, able to author reports with minimal oversight.
18 days ago
Cheshire West and Chester
My client, a growing entrepreneurial Financial Services organisation require an experienced Finance Business Analyst on an interim contract to support the business through its growth As part of the Commercial Finance team we’ll ask you to work across various work streams within the organisation capturing requirements to map transactions from the customer platform to the general ledger to ensure accurate P&L reporting. This is to include using documented customer journeys across multiple outcomes to determine the correct P&L mapping. The scope of this role also includes working closely with Core teams (across departments including finance and operational areas) to ensure that the P&L mapping meets their reporting and operational needs. With experience of working in a commercial or analytical function within a financial institution, ideally you will experience of working with out-sourced operating models and have a track record of excellent internal and third party stakeholder relationship management. Additionally you will need to be able to convey complex technical issues in a straightforward and transparent manner. They are looking for someone who has a passion for data combined with a desire to convey that data and insight in a creative way. If you are looking for a really exciting, unique opportunity with the chance to learn with a super talented team then this could be for you
16 days ago
£35,000 - £45,000
An exciting new business are looking to recruit an all-around Finance Manager. This role would be well suited to an experienced and proactive candidate with a wealth of exposure to all levels of accounting from credit control to producing management accounts and statutory accounts. This Finance Manager position will give you a varied and fast paced workload reporting directly to the Managing Director. This is the ideal role for a motivated, hardworking individual who would like the chance to manage their own work load and liaise with stakeholders of all levels. Ideally you will: • Have the skill to prepare management accounts using Sage Line 200 • Have worked with sage 200 • Have experience with Credit Control • Have experience supervising a small team In return you will: • Be liaising directly with the Managing Director • Be given the option to further your accountancy knowledge within an up and coming business with great advancement opportunities in the next year • Have the opportunity to experience a diverse fast paced workload • Flexible working hours to suit the candidate This Finance Manager role is a great chance to gain further all round accounting exposure and progress your accounting career within an expanding business. If you have the relevant skills for the role and feel like this is the right position for you, please apply.
15 days ago
MERJE are pleased to be partnering with an independent, financial services organisation based in the 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 the following: Management and preparation of all regulatory reporting to the PRA, FCA and Bank of England. Management of the front office Treasury function including dealing and preparation of policies and procedures relating to liquidity management. Balance risk management including stress testing and ALCO reporting Key requirements: Being a qualified accountant with strong technical skills, this is an ideal opportunity for somebody to grow and develop their financial services regulatory reporting experience. Whilst knowledge within this area is advantageous, more importantly you will have a willingness to learn with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage an assistant Accountant.
15 days ago
Finance Accountant - 9 month contract
£300.00 - £350.00
My client is a large International Insurance Organisation offering excellent opportunity for career progression. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Financial accountant will manage and coordinate monthly and quarterly reporting obligations for the business. In addition, this role is responsible for delivering the end-to-end financial reporting for subsidiaries. Key Responsibilities include: Coordinate and manage the delivery of the quarterly US GAAP and US STAT reporting obligations Keeping key control documents and procedures up to date, ensuring compliance with all financial reporting internal controls and managing the Sarbanes Oxley program. Manage, supervise and develop the team Coordinate and manage the delivery of the monthly US GAAP reporting obligations, half yearly FCA reporting obligations and annual IFRS accounts filing; Stakeholder management Identifying and implementing process improvements to reduce the quarter end close timelines. Ad hoc projects and requests from Director, Financial Control and Head of Finance, Europe and implementing process improvements to reduce the quarter end close timelines. Being a qualified accountant with previous experience in the audit department of a Big 6 accounting firm (Big 4 preferred) ideally with experience of Financial services you will demonstrate the following skills and behaviours: Ability to produce high quality work within agreed deadlines. Ability to manage expectations of managers and external stakeholders. Ability to deal with non-standard requests. Organised, conscientious and deadline focused, with an attention to detail. Self-starter with a desire to develop their technical knowledge and skills. Ability to develop junior members of the team, and encourage ownership and responsibility for their individual tasks Strong Excel skills with knowledge or using advanced formulas, pivot tables and the ability to manipulate large complex spreadsheets and data sources.
11 days ago
Interim Financial Controller
Cheshire West and Chester
Up to £600 per Day
My Client, a niche financial services business, who are going through rapid expansion require a qualified accountant to support the Head of Finance in preparing the year-end financial and statutory reporting. Key Responsibilities include: Leading Financial Reporting Implementing financial control and financial accounting changes Supporting the implementation of a Treasury / ALM from a Financial Control perspective Supporting the Regulatory Reporting work stream from a Group Finance perspective Reviewing savings data and interest calculations and designing financial control and accounting processes Implementing changes to existing processes and co-ordinating with group and divisional finance Liaising with internal and external advisors on tax and VAT implications Liaising with internal stakeholders and external auditors Representing Group Financial Reporting at project meetings and with stakeholders. Coordinating implementation with the project teams, divisional finance teams and operational areas Assisting group finance with ad-hoc requests as required Essential Skills and Qualifications include: High calibre and can work with minimal direction Chartered Accountant. Would suit big 4 ACA with 7-10 years PQE, but could also be a qualified accountant with significant Financial Services experience Technical accounting and financial accounting experience, including IFRS 9 Strong stakeholder management skills Ability to communicate clearly, in particular with producing Board and Committee papers Pragmatic, problem-solving approach
9 days ago
Assistant Management Accountant
£220 per day
My client, a well-established and growing manufacturing company is keen to recruit a Manufacturing Accountant on a 6 month contractual basis. Reporting to the Financial Manager, duties will include: Co-ordinating weekly, monthly and year end stock takes including cut off procedures Month end stock reconciliation, ensuring the GRNI accruals balance to stock valuation Understand how the end to end systems work through the full manufacturing process including the creation of financial transactions in the P&L and balance sheet Responsible for overall stock accuracy, and minimising stock write offs Identify any discrepancies with stock postings and adjustments, and conduct appropriate investigations to resolve such issues Implementation of improved processes and controls Investigate and remedy obsolete stock Monitoring of purchasing behaviours Updating stock codes for Intrastat Data Ad hoc reports and investigations This role will suit someone who is actively studying ACCA/ CIMA with experience in a manufacturing environment, including knowledge around standard costing, bill of materials and stock control (ideally) Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for the role, together with strong technical and analytical skills. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately we cannot reply to all personally. If you have not heard from us within 10 days please assume that you have not been successful this time.
8 days ago
Interim Financial Reporting Accountant
Up to £600 per day
My Client, a niche Financial services business, who are going through rapid expansion require an Interim Financial Reporting Accountant for a minimum 6-month contract. Reporting to the Head of Financial Reporting key responsibilities include: Responsibility for the leading the planning & preparation of statutory accounts, including consolidated accounts under IFRS, FRS101 and FRS102. Responsibility for quarterly external reporting to agreed deadline. Responsibility for engagement with external audit Responsible for drafting papers for the Group CFO, Audit and Risk Committee and External Auditors Provision of technical expertise in preparation of analysis & reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards Management of senior stakeholders around the group Essential Skills and Qualifications include: Qualified ACA / ACCA or similar with experience in producing group and multiple subsidiary accounts Highly organised and efficient with an ability to work under pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines IFRS knowledge and IAS39/IFRS9 financial instruments experience Strong communication, collaboration and stakeholder management skills Strong focus on the quality of work with attention to detail Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products
7 days ago
Tax Consultant (share schemes)
£45,000 – £55,000
A consulting firm offering tax services to both professional firms and directly to entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals. The Role: Our client is looking for a confident, organised and motivated person to work with the Director specialising in employee share schemes and reward, as part of a wider team specialising in OMB tax. The role takes in all aspects of employee share incentives, including scheme design, valuation, scheme drafting and advising clients undertaking transactions. Our work ranges from advising on straightforward EMIs and other statutory share schemes to structuring growth shares and assisting clients wishing to settle complex EBT structures. Duties and accountabilities: Provide technical advice and support to clients of the firm on employee share schemes and related issues Participate in the design and implementation of employee share schemes and assist with the associated reporting obligations. Work in collaboration with the Director to build awareness and recognition in the market of the Employer Consulting offering and to develop and grow the Employer Consulting team. Start to build profile and rapport with clients, whether they are accountants, lawyers, individuals or corporate clients. Develop a network of professional contacts outside of the firm by use of technology and social media. Make time to keep up to date with tax journals, HMRC announcements and maintain a general tax awareness. Skills, knowledge and experience: The suitable candidate will ideally be CTA qualified with post-qualification experience, although they would consider a lawyer with tax experience. Ideally with a background in employment taxes with knowledge of personal taxes. Some experience of corporate taxes would be also beneficial. Experience of dealing with employee share schemes Being able to take telephone queries from fellow professionals on various tax issues involving both tax planning issues and general tax compliance relating employment taxes. A good understanding and awareness of tax compliance requirements.
3 days ago
Senior Treasury Analyst
£60,000 - £65,000
The Client- A leading UK Retail & Commercial Bank are looking for a Senior Treasury Analyst to join their Finance team in London. The role- Balance sheet management with a primary focus on funding and liquidity risk. Develop and manage Funding and Liquidity processes (including ILAAP, stress testing and cashflow modelling) Develop and manage cash optimisation processes Develop and manage Funds Transfer Pricing process Support investment of Liquid Asset Buffer Execution of hedging (FX, Interest Rate Swaps) transactions as directed. Support Treasury inputs to business planning updates Maintenance of key internal and external stakeholder relationships (including Finance, Business Lines, Risk, and Relationship Banks). Forecast cash movements, execute transfers to optimise cash position within Board/ALCo limits. Manage weekly liquidity process (including cashflow and MI pack). Monthly review of FTP outputs Project manage and execute elements of the ILAAP production process Execute hedging transactions as directed Support Investment of Liquid Asset Buffer Develop expertise in the bank’s cashflow, cash management and FTP in order to be able support Finance/Business units in reporting/analysis and decision making. Key experience- Educated to degree level ACT, CFA, or accounting qualification, or working towards, an advantage Experience of working in a bank, with some exposure to Treasury function Good understanding of UK bank market, competitive forces, and how a Treasury supports the Business Understanding of UK regulatory environment for funding and liquidity Knowledge of Liquidity Risk drivers Demonstrable desire to grow within a Treasury role Strong relationship management skills (internal and/or external) Desirable experience- Experience of working in the front or middle office of a bank Treasury function Previous experience with Cognos TM1 Exposure to funds transfer pricing processes Practical ALM experience gained in a similar type of organisation
3 days ago
Accounts Payable Clerk
£18,000 - £20,000 pa
My client, a well-established and privately owned company is keen to recruit an experienced Accounts Payable Clerk on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Accounts Payable Team Leader, duties will include: Coding & posting of invoices Resolution of supplier queries Preparation of payment runs Monthly aged creditor analysis including investigation of invoices over payment terms which are not approved statement reconciliation where applicable Ad-hoc office duties including filing, scanning & post Key Skills: Excellent attention to detail and able to prioritise processes and use initiative to improve efficiency where possible. Effective liaison and communication with suppliers & internal customers including senior managers Able to work effectively under pressure in a high volume environment with minimal supervision Awareness of & achievement of deadlines This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking to join a fantastic, professional company. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately we cannot reply to all personally. If you have not heard from us within 10 days please assume that you have not been successful this time.
about 19 hours ago
£42,5000 - £47,500
Our Client, a well-established and privately-owned company is keen to recruit an experienced Finance Manager on a permanent basis. Reporting to the senior Finance Manager, duties will include: Management accounts responsibility for a portfolio contributing to £100m of Group turnover Manage and develop a team of three Consolidation and review of monthly reporting, supporting the Finance Manager & BU Finance Directors with the investigation of trends and product profitability analysis. Business partnering commercial and operational divisions, providing analysis to support strategic decision making. Provide budgetary / forecasting support to the Finance Manager and BU Finance Directors. Working closely with the Finance Manager to ensure margin drivers are monitored, identifying key risks and opportunities. Cash flow / project management. Carry out any ‘ad hoc’ assignments as and when required. Knowledge, Skills, Experience required: Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with minimum 2 years post qual experience Advanced MS Excel skills to a level enabling effective data analysis (Inc. V & H-look up and PivotTables) Good communication skills, able to work effectively with both Finance and non-Finance colleagues Strong attention to detail including awareness of contracts and legal documentation Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines A high energy level with creative problem-solving abilities Must be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. This is a great opportunity for somebody who is looking for that next step up in their career with a company offering excellent commercial exposure to the wider business. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately we cannot reply to all personally. If you have not heard from us within 10 days please assume that you have not been successful this time.
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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