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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
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.
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
1 day ago
£35,000 - £40,000 pa
Our client is a well-regarded and leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for an AML Officer. It’s an important role within the business and will be responsible for overseeing the AML functions policies and procedures. The role: Being the subject matter expert in Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime regulations within the UK environment. Improving and maintaining UK specific AML and Financial Crime policies and procedures in line with group policies and changes to risk appetite, legislation and other regulatory requirements. Oversight of the UK AML program and responsibility to ensure it is being adhered to. Ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework put in place by local and global stakeholders. Submitting suspicious activity reports as and where necessary. Providing oversight to the operational team, which acts as the first line monitor and investigator of suspicious activity. Providing an escalation point to the operational team for higher risk referrals. Maintaining adequate records of investigations and the reasoning behind decisions. Working with the compliance manager and the wider global compliance to develop investigative strategies. Developing and producing relevant financial crime reporting Developing and executing training for colleagues in various business units (internal and external) as required Performing an AML risk assessment of the business at least on an annual basis and producing a report for review at board level. Liaising with the regulator as required. Developing and participating in general compliance programs and initiatives Key Requirements- Have experience in Financial Services preferably within a regulated environment Have a good knowledge of the FCA handbook Have experience dealing and managing Anti Money Laundering strategy and the relevant controls in line with JMLSG. Highly developed communication and influencing skills with ability to build relationships across the organisation at all levels
1 day ago
Financial Crime Analyst
£200 per day
Financial Crime Analyst required for tier2 bank based in London to ensure adherence to relevant AML and sanctions related regulations and the Bank’s AML/CTF policies. Duties include: Assist in the review of high-risk client escalations Investigate suspicious transactions Assist in the completion of AML issues Provide updates and metrics for inclusion within appropriate MI Conduct quality assurance on clients prepared by KYC teams Carry out transaction monitoring (screening alert adjudication and / or case investigation) Ongoing monitoring (active testing) of key AML/Sanctions controls executed by all business segments Assist with audit planning, preparation, and participation Involvement in ad-hoc AML projects This is a contract position paying £200 per day for 6 months with high probability of extension.
9 days ago
Financial Crime Manager (ABC) – Investment Management
£60,000 + Bonus + Package
A leading global investment management business are looking to recruit an experienced financial crime practitioner to join their growing business with a particular focus on ABC and Tax Evasion. You will be responsible for providing an advisory function to the business, risk assessments and policy and procedural drafting. You will be responsible for: Embedding the Financial Crime control framework with regards to ABC & Tax Evasion Providing advice and guidance to the business on ABC & Tax evasion Regulatory horizon scanning Undertake FCC risk assessments Act as point of escalation for Gifts & Hospitality queries Delivering tailored training to employees that are at a high risk of being exposed to bribery and/or tax evasion Requirements: The ideal candidate for this role will have global experience across ABC and Tax evasion risk assessments and providing a 2nd line advisory function to the business. You will have a high level of knowledge of the UK Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Criminal Finance Act and how these relate to a global business, specifically UK, APAC and US jurisdictions. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly engaging and market leading organisation. The organisation offers strong growth potential and further progression
9 days ago
AML Data Analyst
£45,000 - £55,000
Our client is a leading fintech retail bank who are looking for an AML Data Analyst. The role will be responsible for leading the development of AML analytics for optimization of investigations. The role will also support the operational team with their transaction monitoring duties who will be verifying third party payments, monitoring financial sanctions and completing name screening checks. Key responsibilities include: Developing, maintaining and communicating a deep understanding of the Transaction Monitoring (TM) product (FCRM). Collecting and defining business requirements in cooperation and in association with the business and second line. Identifying, reporting and owning risks and issues. Supporting and coordinating User Acceptance Testing (‘UAT’), working in cooperation with the QA, Test teams and the client, helping to define test scenarios. Collecting, documenting and sharing lessons learned to contribute to continual improvements to the processes supporting end-to-end TM change management and system support. Developing, maintaining and sharing a suite of documentation which defines the end-to-end data model, including Extraction, Transformation, Loading and use in TM scenarios. Employing data querying and analytical techniques to support the understanding of data and creation of management reports and actionable intelligence. Assisting the operational team with any ad-hoc requirements. Key Requirements: Experience as a Business Analyst/Data Analyst SQL Experience in delivering technical and/or operational solutions in Anti – Financial Crime in the Financial Services Industry Understanding of Transaction Monitoring and AML policy, procedures and operating models Understanding of the payments industry.
10 days ago
Financial Crime Manager
Financial Crime Manager required for a Global Investment Manager with over $300bn AUM. As a Financial Crime Manager, you will be responsible for all Financial Crime Monitoring and Assurance reviews across the second line of defence. These Financial Crime reviews will be conducted to assess the controls in place for AML, Sanctions, CTF, ABC and Fraud are in line with annual Financial Crime programme set out by the MLRO. They would like the successful Financial Crime Manager to come in and create a more robust Financial Crime Assurance/Monitoring methodology if required. Products covered include equities, infrastructure, real estate, alternatives, cash and bonds. We are looking for an exceptional communicator both written and orally with the ability to write detailed but simple to understand reports. The role will report into the Head of Financial Crime with a dotted line into the MLRO. Your role as Financial Crime Manger is to advise and guide the MLRO on your findings and provide solutions to remedy any control weaknesses found. The Global Investment Manager has excellent compliance / financial crime culture, great reputation for work life balance, high bonus payers and an extremely competitive benefits package. They are also known for having high employee retention rates.
24 days ago
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer required for an investment bank based in London. You will work closely with the Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption to maintain oversight of the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion Risks across the UK. You will be responsible for ensuring there is an effective programme in place and that the controls are appropriate and effective, so it can be implemented BAU. You will also need to ensure that appropriate MI relating to the oversight of the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion programme is developed and maintained. With the assistance of your team, you will ensure the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion policy and procedures are fit for purpose and reviewed on a regular basis whilst being at hand to provide advisory support to multiple areas of the bank regarding Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion Risks. As part of your role you will conduct investigations as appropriate regarding escalations made involving Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion Risks. This is an investment hire by the bank. They want someone to come in and really own the Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Tax Evasion framework, driving the agenda forward. The bank itself have an excellent compliance / financial crime culture descending from senior management, a positive reputation for work life balance, high bonuses and an extremely competitive benefits package.
29 days ago
Financial Crime Specialist
Financial Crime Specialist required for an award winning and leading professional services firm that cover all Governance, Risk & Compliance requirements for their FCA and PRA regulated customers. You will be their Financial Crime Specialist who compliments their other service offerings. As the company’s Financial Crime Specialist, you will work alongside existing clients who are typically SME sized banks and financial institutions. You will be responsible for introducing and driving forward the Financial Crime offering. Encounters with clients will be extremely warm and will likely have been pre-arranged by one of your peers. Your role will be to advise, consult and guide your clients through all financial crime related requirements and work with the team to deliver on their Financial Crime requirements. The ability to digest detailed, complex information and then present it in an easily readable format is key. Room for error is minimal as standards are extremely high amongst the team. You will be working with senior compliance professionals at the top of their game who you will learn a lot from and equally who will support you in your professional development. The firm has an excellent culture. They have had year on year grown and the plan is to treble the business over the next 5 years. They are well regarded in the industry with award winning reg tech systems being used by their clients.
30 days ago
Financial Crime Integrity Manager - Private Equity
£75,000 + Package
A Private Equity 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. 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 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 Analyst
A Financial Crime Analyst is required for a bank based in London to lead and assist in Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing reviews. These Financial Crime reviews will be conducted to assess the controls that are in place for AML, Sanctions, CTF, ABC and Fraud are in line with Financial Crime regulations the bank must adhere to. You will be working closely with senior stakeholders across various areas within the 1st line of defence to ensure the existing financial crime controls in place are adequately set out and implemented. Should you find any weaknesses whilst carrying out your Financial Crime review then you will need to advise the relevant business on how to strengthen these financial crime controls or frameworks. We are open to hearing from experienced Financial Crime professionals with existing controls testing background OR someone with an extensive background in processing Transition Mentoring alerts that wishes to make a move into the 2nd line of defence. This is an exceptional opportunity if you are currently in the 1st line of defence. Given the nature of this role, you will be an exceptional communicator both written and orally. Writing detailed but easy to understand reports is important. You will be part of a small team of Financial Crime practitioners within a larger financial crime function that work closely with one another. They work hard, have high standards and have a great team culture. They also work from home 1 day a week. The bank itself have an excellent compliance / financial crime culture descending from senior management, a positive reputation for work life balance, high bonuses and an extremely competitive benefits package.
about 1 month ago
Financial Crime Manager
A Financial Crime Manager is required for an investment bank based in London. The Financial Crime Advisory team are responsible for providing real time Financial Crime advice on all aspects of AML to the on-boarding teams and the RM’s. They are also responsible for dealing with escalations that arise from live transaction monitoring alerts. In this Financial Crime position you will act as the final escalation point. The financial crime queries will range from standard low level to complex, time pressured and commercially sensitive. You will get the opportunity to be involved in business wide financial rime projects and the decision you make will be made using a risk based approach. Understanding end-end transaction lifecycles within Equities, Fixed Income, Commodities and or FX will be highly beneficial. The bank has an excellent compliance / financial crime culture descending from senior management, a positive reputation for work life balance, high bonuses and an extremely competitive benefits package. There will be the ability to work from home occasionally and there is a large focus on ensuring you are able to learn new skills and knowledge from other teams.
about 1 month ago
CDD & Conflicts Analyst – Legal
£40,000 + Package
A global Law firm are looking to recruit CDD & Conflicts Analyst to join their in-house Compliance and Due Diligence team. This Client does not provide sponsorship. The role Key Requirements- Researching, analysing and conducting CDD (Client Due Diligence) and conflict checks for all new and existing clients and client matters across the Firm. Escalate complex conflicts issues to the Risk and Compliance Manager. Conduct checks on Anti-Money Laundering documentation. Conduct searches and analysis related to AML.
2 months ago
KYC Onboarding Manager – Corporate Banking
An innovative and dynamic Corporate Bank is currently looking to hire an experienced KYC Onboarding Manager to join their growing KYC 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. The Role This is a team leadership position and you will be leading a team of KYC Onboarding Analysts. You will run the team on a day-to-day basis and be the first point of escalation for complex onboarding queries. Your primary responsibilities will include: Oversight of workflow management Management of team Ensuring exceptional levels of service Complex query escalation and resolution MI production and monitoring Onboarding of new staff and training Goal setting and performance management You will face off to the business at the operational level and be responsible for ensuring that the Relationship Managers and KYC team work in effective partnership. Requirements You will be a SME in KYC Onboarding within Corporate or Commercial Banking and will have managed a team of KYC officers/Analysts previously. You will be effective at building strong relationships with the business and be confident motivating and managing a team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and driven KYC Manager to join a growing, innovative business.
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