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With the consistent demand for technical specialists due to ever changing regulation and financial crime trends, we recruit primarily into the financial services and ecommerce sectors, attracting financial crime prevention professionals, AML experts and Fraud management specialists
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One of the UK's leading independent recruiters in
Compliance and Regulatory jobs
In the world of business today, many organisations find themselves operating in highly regulated industries, in which increasingly complex rules and regulations are clearly defined to ensure correct practice is adhered to. Failure to meet these standards from a compliance perspective can have significant financial and reputational repercussions. In light of this, MERJE understands that our clients strive to attract the highest calibre of compliance professionals to ensure their businesses remain at the forefront of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
Our highly experienced Compliance team has a wealth of experience recruiting within Banking, Financial Services and a number of other regulated industries. If you are looking to further develop your career in Compliance then our dedicated team of consultants based in London and Manchester are able to discuss your requirements and work with you to achieve your career aspirations.
We recruit Permanent and Contract opportunities across the UK and cover areas such as Compliance, Regulatory Risk, Policy, Monitoring, Advice & Guidance, Training & Competency, Financial Promotions and Data Protection.
Our sector expertise includes:
Job titles include Head of Compliance, Regulatory Risk Manager, Compliance Monitoring Manager, Compliance Policy Manager, T&C Supervisor and Data Protection Specialist.
Winners of 'Recruitment Partner of the Year'
at the Credit Awards 2018
In an ever-changing economic climate, Credit Risk and Analytics are intrinsic to the success of businesses across a range of industries. The specialist skillset associated with Credit Risk and Analytics professionals is always in high demand and can be equally as hard to find.
MERJE has a dedicated team with a combined 15 years’ experience in the area and an established network of connections and contacts across all levels. Representing a plethora of clients, our opportunities cover permanent and interim positions throughout the UK. Sectors include:
Credit Risk Recruitment
Since the financial crash in 2008, Credit Risk has become an area where both permanent and contract professionals are more important than ever and as such the recruitment marketplace is thriving. At MERJE we recruit a variety of roles including Head of Credit Risk, Senior Credit Risk Analyst - Scorecards, Lead Collections Strategy Analyst, Decision Science Analyst, Portfolio Manager and Credit Risk Modelling Specialist.
More and more organisations are seeing the benefit of data analysis and how it can help with understanding current trends as well as forecasting the future. Analytics functions often provide the information on which future business strategy is based, so companies are keen to find strong talent in this area. Job titles include Head of Analytics, Systems Analyst, MI Pricing Manager, Data Scientist, Lead SAS Analyst, BI Manager and SQL Developer.
Mid-Senior level and
Front-Line Customer Contact recruitment
The world of Customer Contact is constantly evolving, as customer service roles move from purely call centre-focused to take advantage of modern technology including webchat, social media and multi-channel solutions.
At MERJE we recruit Mid-Senior-level roles in the Contact Centre area, placing the best leaders and operations-minded specialists into customer-facing environments. We have a large and growing list of organisations that we work closely with in multiple sectors, including:
Job titles that we typically recruit include Contact Centre Director, Head of Resource Planning, Head of Transformation, Client Services Manager, Sales Manager and Account Director.
MERJE Front-Line Talent
MERJE Front-Line Talent matches the market’s best Customer Contact and Call Centre Agents, Operators, Advisors and Team Managers with permanent, temporary and fixed-term roles across many sectors.
Job titles include Front-Line Agent, Team Leader, Complaints Handler, Account Manager, Webchat/Social Media Executive, Bi/Multi-lingual Agent, Market Researcher, Quality Analyst and Resource Planner.
Recruiting the most talented Finance, Audit and Accountancy Candidates
The Finance & Audit team at MERJE are always looking for talented individuals to fill finance roles across several sectors. Whether you are a Finance Manager, a part-qualified or fully-qualified Accountant, or an Audit specialist, our team can work with you to find your next Finance job based on your experience, skills and ambition.
We work across several industry leading companies to recruit Finance, Accountancy and Audit experts for leading companies, including:
We have the ability to attract ambitious and talented individuals, covering the following roles: CFO, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Financial/Management Accountant, Financial Controller, Financial Analyst, Part-qualified Accountant, Tax, Treasury and Audit.
We can find your next Financial Crime or Fraud job
The continued and increasing threat of Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Fraud to your business and ever changing regulation ensure that for most organisations, safeguarding your business against these threats whilst adhering to regulatory requirements is an absolute priority. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in significant financial and reputational repercussions. Finding a balance between preventing financial crime without impacting customer experience remains the biggest challenge for organisations and requires technical specialists with experience of successfully achieving an optimal balance. In light of this, MERJE understands that our clients strive to attract the highest calibre of financial crime and fraud professionals to ensure their businesses are best protected
Financial Crime Recruitment
Our highly experienced Consultants have a wealth of experience recruiting experts within banking and financial services, attracting only the best Financial Crime prevention specialists across the following areas:
If you are looking to further develop your career in Financial Crime, interim or permanent, then our dedicated team of consultants based in London and Manchester are able to discuss your requirements and work with you to achieve your career aspirations.
Organisations – most notably across the Banking and Financial Services sectors – face a constant, ever changing threat from fraudsters. At MERJE we understand the pressures of delivering effective fraud management, which is why we sit at the forefront when it comes to providing high calibre recruitment solutions across the Financial Services sector.
Job titles that we recruit include Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Head of Fraud Management, Financial Crime Manager, Fraud Manager, Fraud Consultant, ABC Manager, KYC Manager, Fraud Analytics Manager, Sanctions Specialist, Fraud Analyst and AML Monitoring Analyst.
We are experts in the Risk Management
The effects of the global financial crisis are still evident today with high public debt and an economy that is still in recovery. In the wake of the events of 2007, experts began to question how so many financial institutions left themselves exposed, with many pointing to poor risk management techniques as the fundamental reason for their shortcomings. Fortunately today, organisations recognise the importance of investing in Enterprise-Wide Risk Management and this plays a key role in the decision making processes at every level of business.
The prevalence of Risk Management has resulted in a significant upturn in demand for this skill set, with organisations offering a clearly defined and rewarding career path for professionals with this experience.
MERJE works with a multitude of different organisations across the UK, who are actively looking to recruit individuals on both a contract and permanent basis in the various areas of Risk Management. This includes roles in Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk, Quantitative Risk, Investment Risk, Prudential Risk, Market Risk and IT Risk.
Our Risk Management sector expertise includes:
The Risk Management team at MERJE recruits for many jobs across the Risk area, including Director of Enterprise Risk, Head of Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk Manager, Prudential Capital Manager, Enterprise Risk Manager and IT Risk Officer.
MERJE was founded in
Our Management Team each have over
years' recruitment experience within their specialist markets
of permanent placements had a
salary of £40,000 and over
Contract and Interim roles comprise of
of our placements
about 2 months ago
Financial Crime Adviser
Our client is a leading bank who are currently recruiting for a Financial Crime Adviser. The role will be responsible for optimising systems and processes to prevent financial crime and make sure all regulations are considered in regards to financial crime prevention. Key Responsibilities: Advise the business on how to identify, and mitigate, financial crime risks Provide recommendations to stakeholders on best practice approaches to achieve the required level of compliance in all BAU, proposed and new initiatives in accordance with the business strategy and risk appetite Regularly review and maintain mandatory training, policies and procedures to ensure that they help embed a culture of responsible financial crime risk management; they remain accurate and fully embrace prevailing legal, regulatory and group requirements at all times Process internal suspicious transaction reports and make recommendations to the FCPM where external disclosures may be required (e.g. to the National Crime Agency) Provide advice and support to stakeholders to ensure that process changes are designed to meet applicable legal and regulatory requirements and do not weaken the financial crime prevention control environment This may entail, but is not limited to, providing feedback on project documents and attending risk committees and project steering groups Provide specialist subject guidance to Regulatory colleagues when financial crime related issues or requests for advice are received by the Regulatory department. The role holder will analyze and reply to any requests within the stipulated SLA’s Develop, maintain and analyze appropriate and accurate Management Information to enable effective oversight by the FCPM, MLRO and governance Committees Contribute to the compilation of monthly reporting Provide regular and accurate input to the regulatory horizon scanning and interpretation process, identifying requirements, potential risks and issues Key Requirements: Understanding of applying UK financial crime legal and regulatory requirements within an FCA authorised firm. Experience of interpreting new and existing regulations and identifying actions the business is required to undertake to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements. Relevant qualification, I.e. ICA fraud or money laundering diploma. A very strong fraud prevention and investigations background is a must, the business’s primary threat is fraud so there is naturally a bias towards ensuring candidates have an excellent understanding of current threats and prevention methods.
about 2 months ago
Senior Manager KYC – Commercial Banking
£80,000 - £100,000 + Package
An innovative and dynamic Bank is currently looking to appoint a Senior Manager to lead their FLOD team in London. Our client offers a full suite of products and services to developing businesses in the UK, including current and deposit accounts, loans, cash management services, trade finance and foreign exchange. The Bank has had a presence in the UK for over 10 years providing access to financing solutions for some of the highest profile and fastest growing UK-based technology companies. This Client does not provide sponsorship. The Role- This role will have responsibility for a newly formed function and will lead the technical delivery of the 1st Line of Defence function. You will lead the relationships with key stakeholders including Client Services, Relationship Managers and Operations and ensuring that the required level of Due Diligence and client verification have been undertaken. You will be responsible for optimising the target operating model for the function and embedding it within the business. Key Requirements- For this role the ideal candidate will have extensive experience of implementing and leading and a First Line of Defence function within a corporate or commercial banking business. You will be a subject matter expert within CDD/EDD/Onboarding and KYC. You will have experience of working within a global business and be comfortable leading a team.
about 2 months ago
Assistant Manager Financial Crime – Consultancy
£40,000 - £50,000 + Package
A top-tier consulting practice are looking to add an Assistant Manager to their well-established Financial Crime team. The role- The client is seeking an Assistant Manager to join their Financial Services Financial Crime team. The successful individual will support the delivery of a range of financial crime projects. Each project will generally incorporate a review and assessment of the current state of compliance, discussing matters directly with the client, proposing and delivering solutions and providing oral presentations. Key Requirements- The client looks for subject matter expertise in one of the following areas – Anti Money Laundering, Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions. You will either be a specialist within one of these chosen fields, or have an in-depth knowledge of all three. For each area the client is looking for a attract record of delivering on Target Operating Model design, review and assessment of policies and procedures and delivering training and/or facilitating workshops. The successful individual will either have held a similar positon within the FS Industry, Consultancy or the regulator. You will be confident engaging with clients at various levels and be effective at looking at ‘the bigger picture’ for both your client and the business. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, talented consultant to establish themselves within a globally leading organisation.
about 2 months ago
Financial Crime Executive - Private Equity
£55,000 - £65,000 + Excellent Benefits
A Private Equity, Government backed organisation are looking to recruit a specialist financial crime executive to complement their existing team. The organisation is very active in investment opportunities in Africa and South East Asia across emerging and frontier markets. This client is able to provide sponsorship. The role- This role will be responsible for taking the lead of due diligence of integrity risks associated with investing as well as monitoring the ongoing process following the initial investment. The main focus will include: Take responsibility for the team’s monitoring of integrity issues Develop tools in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering or counter terrorist-financing Work to strengthen the internal business integrity processes Identify, communicate and promote best practices A major focus of the role will include Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Key Requirements- The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience in Anti-Bribery and Corruption practices alongside a wider skillset covering the full spectrum of financial crime practices and investigations. You will have experience in operating in the South and South East Asian market. You will have a proven track record of investigation practices and of developing effective solutions to financial crime and ABC solutions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a globally reaching organisation with an ethical mission.
about 1 month ago
Financial Crime Executive
Our client is a well-regarded and leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Financial Crime Executive. The role will be responsible for making sure robust financial crime prevention systems and controls are in place across the business Key Responsibilities: Identify exiting/emerging financial crime risks across the business and suggest prevention/detection processes or systems to mitigate the risks identified Conduct ad-hoc reviews to ensure the businesses policies in relation to financial crime are being adhered to Undertake AML transaction monitoring, review sanction and PEP matching alerts. Act in the capacity of nominated officer on behalf of the business Responsible for the completion of SAR investigations and providing assistance in relation to NCA disclosures Liaise with appropriate law enforcement agencies and regulators resolving issues around requests for information, production orders, SARs, consent and freezing orders. Complete investigations into fraud referrals received maintaining appropriate record keeping of all investigations for evidential and reporting purposes Identify any training needs in relation to the understanding of financial crime issues or preventative methods adopted by the business, and where required communicate the requirements to the Learning and Development team. Key Requirements: Knowledge of ML Regulations, JMLSG, FCA & EU standards Experience working in a financial services regulatory environment Previous experience in financial crime prevention, including AML, Fraud, Sanctions and PEPs
about 1 month ago
Financial Crime Analyst
£25,000 - £30,000
Our client is a leading banking institution who are currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Analyst. The role will help shape a newly established team to Quality Assure Customer Due Diligence (CDD) ensuring compliance with legislative and regulatory best practice. Key Responsibilities: Undertake Quality Assurance checks on both new to bank and existing CDD Ensure internal CDD requirements are adhered to Evaluate and escalate common areas and policy deficiencies identified during quality checking to assist the development and enhancement of the banks instructions Communicate effectively to branch colleagues and Regional Compliance departments any issues raised from case checking to enable these to be resolved in a timely manner Identify any key risk areas and escalate to management Support the development and continued improvement of the Quality Assurance process Key Requirements: Familiar with banking AML/KYC requirements as well as regulatory requirements Financial services’ experience Strong Analytical skills
about 1 month ago
£30,000 - £35,000
Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Fraud Investigator. The role will be responsible for developing the Firms anti-fraud processes, procedures and controls. Key Responsibilities: Monitor fraud prevention developments and assess their implications for the business Investigate potential fraud applications considering facts and using industry data available to provide clear and concise recommendations in respect of further actions to be taken Maintain the Firms anti-fraud screening system rules, ensuring market and application intelligence is fed into continuous review and change Report, where appropriate, potentially fraudulent application activity through the Firms application screening software and where appropriate recommend to the MLRO reporting to the relevant fraud agencies Raise Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) as appropriate and report to Compliance / MLRO in line with company procedures Advise line management of the relevant regulatory requirements Prepare management reports and ad-hoc reports in relation to fraud prevention results Assist in responses to ad-hoc queries and new business initiatives to enable line managers to meet their anti-fraud and AML requirements Assist in the planning and provision of fraud prevention training Develop and maintain fraud monitoring/anti-fraud/money laundering procedures Key Requirements: SIRA experience Experience and knowledge around fraud prevention systems, techniques and measures Knowledge of anti-fraud screening techniques
about 1 month ago
Financial Crime Investigator
£20,000 - £25,000
Our client is a leading and specialist lending firm who are currently recruiting for a Financial Crime Investigator. The role is responsible for investigating applications where there is a suspicion of Fraud or Money Laundering offences, taking appropriate action to protect the company from loss. Key Responsibilities: Investigate referrals made to the business, making appropriate decisions regarding the progression of applications when fraud or money laundering offences are suspected. Have an in-depth knowledge of fraud prevention systems (Detect, FIND, SIRA) and be able to use them effectively. Liaise with other members of fraud prevention organisations and effectively share information on known and suspected frauds. Gather evidence when investigating fraud cases to satisfy the burden of proof and then record such cases with the relevant fraud prevention agencies. Ensure mandatory reports to CIFAS and NCA are completed when required. Prepare accurate management information to include; volumes of referrals investigated, fraud cases filed, NCA referrals made and the potential savings made by the use of fraud prevention agencies. Attend meetings with external fraud prevention agencies and keep abreast of any changes or trends emerging within the industry. Investigate Data Disputes which have been raised by Credit Reference Agencies and give advice on any appropriate corrective action. Provide mandatory AML/CTF training presentations to employees and give ongoing training and advice on Financial Crime matters when required. Assisting with development and deployment of rules into fraud systems to detect and prevent fraudulent activity. Key Requirements: An understanding of operational procedures within the business and ability to use internal systems such as Pan Credit, Target, SIRA, FIND etc. Knowledge of CIFAS and SIRA’s role in fraud prevention and how membership of these organisations impacts our processes. Full understanding of the Membership Rules of CIFAS and SIRA. Understanding of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing legislation and the guidance provided by the JMLSG, the FCA and under the 4th AML directive. An understanding of typical fraud behaviours, especially relating to application fraud, and how analytics, MI & rules can identify and mitigate against fraud losses.
about 1 month ago
£27,000 - £32,000
Our client is a leading fraud business who are currently recruiting for a Fraud Coordinator. The role will be responsible for assessing and carrying out initial desktop research against all incoming referrals to determine which causes warrant a detailed fraud interview. Key Responsibilities: Maintain a high level of response to incoming referrals from both mainstream and SIRA, to ensure these are responded to within 24 hours Act as the main liaison for internal stakeholders for referrals and queries Be responsible for the implementation and delivery of fraud training as required Working as part of the Intelligence team; by keeping up to date with incoming Intelligence, identifying new trends, requesting MI and completing focused file reviews Analysing the data and information gathered from referrals and MI reports, to identify fraud risks that require special investigation by the unit Development and submission of risk assessment reports, to the Anti-Fraud Manager Working in conjunction with the Audit team to help identify the value of the business unidentified fraud exposure, involving the application of fraud investigation tools and techniques to a sample of cases Producing confidential reports based on the findings from the fraud audits including recommendations to mitigate fraud risks To present report findings at internal or external stakeholder meetings as directed by the Anti-Fraud Manager Working with internal departments to identify and mitigate fraud risks outside the scope of claims Key Requirements: Minimum 3 years of experience, gained from dealing with the handling/investigation of fraudulent motor claims Experience of working with an Anti-Fraud Database Extensive knowledge of claims handling, gained from experience of working as a Claims Handler and Claims Investigator Extensive working knowledge of CPR, PACE, DPA and The Fraud Act 2006
about 1 month ago
Senior Fraud Analyst
Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Senior Fraud Analyst. The role will be responsible for conducting analysis of Fraud data to strengthen to their existing defences and redefine our strategy. Key Responsibilities: Monitor fraud losses, establish root cause and take corrective action Work with other teams across the business (particularly Tech and Marketing) to ensure new products and services include fraud mitigation strategies Build, implement and monitor new fraud tools and strategies from scratch whilst minimising resultant customer impact Work on proof of concepts involving new technologies and proactively seek out vendor and internal solutions to fraud problems Ensure conformance to the credit governance protocols when implementing new strategies and contribute to the annual fraud program Ensuring metrics and controls are fit for purpose in terms of the current fraud environment and emerging threats Work closely with the investigations team to understand threats and in the development of defences Key Requirements: Fraud Analysis experience Strong analytical and numerical skills Stakeholder management experience
about 1 month ago
EDD & BI Researcher – Private Equity
£350 - £450/day
A well know Private Equity business are seeking a EDD Researcher to support their Financial Crime & Investment teams with Risk Assessments & Due Diligence report writing with a specific focus on South Asian and African markets. You will be comfortable using the full suite of online and traditional sources to analyse and draft reports for investment opportunities within their markets. You will be commercially minded and be comfortable working both independently and within a wider team. You will have a good understanding for the Financial Crime risks within South Asian and/or African jurisdictions.
26 days ago
Financial Crime Analyst
£21,000 - £24,000 pa
The role will be responsible for helping to minimise the business unit’s exposure to Financial Crime The Client- Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are well regarded in their market. This Client does not provide sponsorship. The role: Financial Crime Investigation Preventative/Detective including Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Liaison with Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (CIFAS) Loading confidential details on CIFAS Management of Experian “Hunter” system Batch & Real Time queues Deal with section 29 & Production Orders received within statutory timelines Manage confidential Credit File Queries from Customers Screening of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) Sanctions screening checks Enhanced due diligence on high risk customers Responsible for communicating clearly what the possible customer outcomes are and ensuring all follow up actions are completed accurately Identify and evaluate risks within area of responsibility (including errors, financial crime and inappropriate procedures) ensuring sufficient business controls are in place to mitigate risk exposure Investigate and identify and implement improvements to processes Key Requirements: Financial crime/fraud experience within a financial services’ background Previous experience using Fraud systems Experience in dealing with customer telephone queries is desirable
MERJE has a very good understanding of the AML markets and won’t put someone forward if they don’t think they’re capable or qualified. They regularly update you and you get the sense that they care about their clients, as well as the person they’re putting forward. All-in-all an excellent experience.
Deputy MLRO, Corporate Bank