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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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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
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.
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:
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 recruiting within the
& FinTech sectors
51% of our permanent placements are
of our business comes from Contract placements
We have a network of
AML & Fraud
professionals in locations across the UK
7 days ago
Financial Crime Manager
£50,000 - £55,000
Our clients are looking for a Financial Crime Manager in a permanent and effective role, within the Compliance and Risk function, which operates independently and with responsibilities to advise and assist the senior management and the Executive. The Financial Crime Manager will assist the Money Laundering Reporting Officer and provide the business with identification, recording and updating of their financial crime obligations regarding the regulated activities it performs, covered by the regulators and statutes. Key responsibilities include: Responsible for creating, completing, reporting and overseeing the implementation of remedial measures where deficiencies have been identified from the Financial Crime Risk Assessment (FCRA) on at least an annual basis Creating, recording and updating a financial crime rules map for the organisation which identifies the relevant regulation for the regulatory activity undertaken Responsible for identification, impact analysis and oversight of implementation of financial crime regulatory change via the regulatory change tracker To provide guidance on the requirements for the periodic financial crime reporting and to ensure the information provided by the business is sent to the regulators in a timely manner To assist on the regulatory due diligence and financial crime risk assessments of all proposed new acquisitions and new appointed representatives To devise, implement, record and maintain the businesses central registers and monitor the closure of remedial action plans by the business Act as nominated officer with an open and transparent relationship with the National Crime Agency (NCA) To undertake investigations of suspicions of bribery and corruption Provide the business with a proactive, expert and effective regulatory compliance advisory service on financial crime Develop, implement and update adequate financial crime risk policies, standards and processes for the nature, scale and complexity of the business Act as deputy for the Chief Risk Officer in their role as ‘Money Laundering Reporting Officer’ in their absence and at relevant governance committees The Person: Practical and pro-active approach Self-motivated, and well organised Assertive, analytical, accurate and tenacious Confidence, gravitas and self- assurance An ability to think and act independently Team-working capabilities and values the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships Excellent organisational skills Qualifications/Key Skills: A strong academic record preferably to A level standard and professional qualifications also preferred Excellent understanding of FCA/ CBI/ CCPC regulatory and Financial Crime statutory requirements and regulatory culture Proven experience in dealing with regulatory bodies Understanding of consumer credit / insurance mediation activities A strong and demonstrated ability to provide pragmatic financial crime advice and a thorough understanding of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements Ability to communicate clearly and concisely on complex financial crime issues at all levels, both internally and externally Ability to resolve conflict and deal with confrontation through tact and skill Display initiative in identifying and presenting solutions to support activities and plans Proven coaching and development skills A strong and demonstrated ability to provide financial crime advice Understanding of governance and control frameworks Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
13 days ago
Our client is a leading retail business who have a long standing presence in the market. They’re looking for a Senior Fraud Analyst to support the business in the management of fraud prevention and detection. Key responsibilities include: Undertake statistical analysis to review and optimise fraud prevention and detection strategies. Define, plan and lead small analytical projects ensuring timescales are met and quality is maintained. Code, test and implement approved changes to the fraud and AML strategy, acting as primary internal fraud contact. Produce detailed, accurate fraud MI and identify emerging trends, risks and opportunities. Define and develop new MI reports to meet business needs. Undertake ad-hoc analysis to investigate specific fraud issues Compile and maintain comprehensive documentation of fraud strategies, procedures and processes. Lead on the review and analysis of new fraud systems, processes and technology. Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to increase efficiency, resolve issues and/or improve business performance. Provide technical and Fraud SME support to the operational fraud teams. To be committed to the fair treatment of customers at all times To comply with FCA regulations, where applicable Demonstrate behaviours in line with our Company values Qualifications/Key Skills: Experience of working in fraud prevention or detection. Working knowledge of industry specific fraud prevention and detection tactics, technologies and systems Educated to Degree Level or equivalent; preferably in a numerate discipline. Competent in Microsoft Office Intermediate SAS capability Good written and verbal communication skills Competent in data manipulation and analytical techniques Desired: Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
13 days ago
Our client is a leading technology business who work with leading businesses globally. They’re looking for a Fraud Specialist to join the business as they expand into London. Key responsibilities include: Review flagged transactions for indicators of fraud Processing high volumes of cases autonomously and with a high level of accuracy Escalating cases as appropriate Communicating effectively with internal and external partners via email and phone Working with discretion and maintaining the confidentiality of business and its clients Qualifications/Key Skills: Prior experience in a high-volume support or transactional role (examples include: customer support, account management, retail, etc.) Demonstrated ability to identify details/patterns amid large quantities of data Computer literate and able to learn new programs as needed Able to communicate professionally across channels Process driven and task oriented Prior experience in e-commerce/banking/other digital spaces is a plus, but not required Desired: Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
18 days ago
Financial Crime SME
£500.00 per day
Our client is a leading financial services’ business who have a long standing presence in the market. They’re looking for a Financial Crime SME to help ensure continued adherence to all regulations. Key responsibilities include: Review FC Policy, standards & FC procedure amends. Devise & agree onboarding approach & strategies including; Consumer Experian & Docs to satisfy impersonation Corporate KYC / KYB SIP's (PEP etc.) screening Fraud screening at on boarding. Revise contract, define extracts & agree TPM ‘working' mandates. Understand / embed knowledge of eSignature solution DocuSign exceptions/ escalations & rulesets Define & embed two-way referral processes for key activities; Ongoing KYC management & escalations post & pre-completions (MI to include SAR & PEP, Fraud, Police liaison etc.) Develop oversight aligned to UKF Mortgage fraud guide & LMS practices Qualifications/Key Skills: Financial crime experience in a fraud operations environment or second line oversight function within a bank or building society Track record of delivering complex Financial Crime change within Lending businesses Knowledge of fraud screening & on-boarding solutions experience working closely with 3rd party suppliers In depth knowledge of Financial Crime Compliance Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
28 days ago
Fraud Compliance Manager
£60,000 + Excellent benefits
Our clients are a very well-known financial services firm with 208 UK branches and over 800 branches in more than 20 countries worldwide. They are looking for a Fraud Compliance Manager in a permanent Fraud specific role to provide oversight and guidance to first line of defence of 200+ branches together with other colleagues across the UK. Key responsibilities include: Expertly guide the business to identify, assess and manage fraud risk and identify links to other financial crimes Help define and maintain the fraud risk management control environment including all relevant policies and procedures Conduct fraud risk assessments across the bank in line with agreed plans, including corporate and personal banking, covering both transactional banking and lending products Provision of fraud risk subject matter expertise in relation to delivery of new products, services and industry initiatives Provide advice to the business on the risks affecting individual and business clients Input to and support delivery of internal and external fraud awareness programmes, and coordination with counterparts across the bank Research into future fraud solutions and identification of appropriate products/vendors to enhance the current fraud risk framework Participation in the appropriate industry forums, events, etc The Person: Extensive experience in managing fraud risk across transactional banking in the UK for both Corporate and personal clients Excellent communication, both written and verbal Self-starter with ability to support and encourage colleagues An ability to think and act independently Qualifications/Key Skills: Detailed knowledge of fraud and operational risk management best practice Strong knowledge of the UK fraud regulatory environment Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills A relevant industry qualification Please note, should you not receive feedback 28 days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
about 1 month ago
Financial Crime Officer
£80,000 - £90,000
Financial Crime Officer required to join a specialist transformation team at a corporate bank based in London. The bank is undergoing a major transformation and require SME’s across various subjects, Financial Crime being one. As a Financial Crime Officer part of the specialist transformation team, you will be working closely with the 1st, and 2nd line Financial Crime functions to ensure successful delivery of multiple transformation projects. You will be a Financial Crime Officer from the 2nd line of defence who has worked on change projects in some capacity. We are not looking for Project Managers or Business Analysts. You will have strong written/presentation, oral communication and influencing skills. This is a high profile team with people performing at the top of their game. This is an excellent opportunity for a Financial Crime Officer, wanting to explore something slightly different whilst maintaining their deep Financial Crime subject matter knowledge. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to apply or would like further information, please submit your CV. Alternatively, call Pritesh Chudasama at the office for a confidential conversation. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days, due to the large volume of applications. Unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, I may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities in the future.
8 months ago
£55,000 - £60,000
Compliance Associate required for a global compliance professional services firm headquartered in London. As a Compliance Associate you will be part of a Regulatory Compliance team focusing on projects that require specialised regulatory compliance skills/knowledge. The Regulatory Compliance team specialise exclusively on compliance projects in relation to CASS, Transaction Reporting and Best Execution for a broad range of their financial service clients. The Regulatory Compliance team have exceptionally high standards and everyone within the team all have excellent academics, attitude and a genuine interest in compliance. The Compliance Associate role will cover all aspects of Governance, including SMCR, CASS, MiFIR Transaction reporting and Best execution. You will also get the ability to get involved in: • Drafting policies and procedures • Developing training materials • Assisting with authorisations and variations of permissions. You will have good understanding of the FCA compliance rules and regulations in relation to the areas covered by the Regulatory Compliance team. The Regulatory Compliance team is circa 15 people and is part of a much larger Compliance Projects practice. There are ample opportunities for career progression and it is not uncommon for a Compliance Associate being promoted to Managing Compliance Consultant in a few years. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, I may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities in the future.
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