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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
4 days ago
Risk and Compliance Manager
£50,000 - £60,000
A top 25 Accountancy organisation are looking to hire an experienced Risk and Compliance Manager to join their business supporting the senior partner. The role will take full ownership of Risk and Compliance governance across the Practice Assurance. Key responsibilities include: • Governance, Risk & Compliance with a focus on the legal areas of contractual arrangements, engagement risk and 3rd party exposure • Review Documentation and technical requirements • Complaint Management • 3rd Party Risk and Risk Register • Regulatory Monitoring • GDPR & DPA • Practice Assurance Reviews • Updating the Compliance Manual The Person • 5 years within a Risk and Compliance profession • Extensive experience within Professional Practice/Accountancy • Comfortable working independently and facing off to senior stakeholders Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
8 days ago
Head of Financial Crime and Prevention
£70,000 - £80,000
Our client is a leading retail bank who are currently recruiting for a Head of Financial Crime Prevention. The role will be responsible for overseeing the first line of defence activities across Financial Crime. Key responsibilities include: Responsible for first line of defence activities in the following areas: Financial Crime including: Sanctions; Bribery & Corruption; Data Security; Fraud; Money Laundering; & Terrorist Financing Management and oversight of a team of subject matter experts in each of the above areas Responsible for identifying, measuring, analysing and reporting of all financial crime risks Responsible for clear instructions, processes, systems and training in the above areas to ensure the Bank complies with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements Ensure the resources in the above areas, are of sufficient number and quality to support the Regional Banks and their branches Work in conjunction with internal stakeholders at UK (including UK Compliance, Audit and the Regional Heads) and Group level (including CX - Group Financial Crime Prevention) to ensure risks in the above areas are identified and well managed Represent the Bank’s interests in relation to the above areas with external parties. Such could include regulators, crime agencies, customers, suppliers, etc. Act as Demander, and/or Steering Group Member, for such projects as are appropriate. Key Requirements: Strong understanding and experience of AML, KYC, Sanctions, Fraud and banking products and the UK regulatory environment. Relevant specialist FC qualifications: e.g. ICA Diploma in FC/AML, ACAMs, Fraud Prevention Ability to apply themselves to problem solving and analysing situations, delivering practical and compliant financial crime controls/solutions Strong organisational skills and ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail: achieving the right business culture and behaviours Ability to lead and motivate a team
11 days ago
In House Lawyer (Regulatory)
£80,000 - £90,000
To coordinate and document internal regulatory processes, including internal and external audits, license renewals, and new company registrations, and compile and prepare materials for submission to regulatory agencies. Role details: Coordinate the preparation of regulatory documents and submissions Interpret regulatory rules or rule changes and ensure that company policies and procedures are compliant Keep up to date with, and anticipate changes to regulations, and ensure the changes are implemented on time and in line with regulation changes Recommend changes and/or more efficient ways of working, to company procedures in response to changes in regulations or standards Coordinate, prepare, and review regulatory submissions for domestic or international projects Compile and maintain regulatory documentation databases and systems Develop and coordinate employee regulatory training, and work with Group HR to ensure training is rolled out successfully to all employees Develop and maintain effective relationships with regulators Participate in and provide full support and guidance to government agents during any regulatory audit, and provide post audit follow up information as requested to the regulators Ensure any actions identified in regulatory audits are successfully implemented in a timely and appropriate manner Review product documentation and promotional materials to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies Advise project teams on subjects such as market regulatory requirements Identify relevant guidance documents, international standards, or consensus standards and provide interpretive assistance Obtain and distribute updated information regarding domestic or international laws, guidelines, or standards as necessary Prepare or direct the preparation of additional information or responses as requested by regulatory agencies Analyse customer complaints and requests and draft responses as appropriate Write or update standard operating policies and procedures, to ensure efficient ways of working Develop or track quality metrics to ensure the effectiveness of the operating policies and procedures Other ad hoc duties as directed by management Person Specification Minimum 3 years PQE in a financial regulatory environment Experience in dealing direct (face to face, by email and in telephone conversations) with regulatory authorities is essential Experience in a payment or money transfer environment would be an advantage Demonstrable ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) with non-legal stakeholders at all levels in the organisation Exposure to international environments would be an advantage Ability to communicate confidentially in French or Spanish would be an advantage In addition to base salary the role offers a 10% - 20% discretionary bonus Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.
19 days ago
Senior Financial Crime Specialist
£50,000 - £60,000
Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Senior Financial Crime Specialist. The role will be responsible for the maintaining processes in line with Group policy, monitoring behaviour, ensuring compliance with sanction requirements and engaging with internal and external stakeholders. Key responsibilities include: Deputising for the MLRO by assisting with the provision of training, supervision and guidance to the financial crime team. Undertaking the role of Business Sanctions Coordinator: acting as the day-to-day contact and coordinating with the relevant areas within PLC on sanctions-related matters, eg OFAC, questions or issues. This includes but is not limited to completing all relevant documentation associated with the Business Sanctions Coordinator role, escalating matters in a timely manner and liaising with the financial crime teams globally. Supervising the workload of and coordinating relevant administration of the team on financial crime matters. This includes review of the quality of work produced and the provision of training as required. Providing general compliance advice to colleagues, the business and senior managers, responding to queries and interpreting the application of regulatory requirements specifically related to financial crime (including Anti-bribery & Corruption and Anti-tax Evasion requirements). Assisting the MLRO with client due diligence visits, including administrative processes Liaison with Regulatory Change on new rules, regulatory or legislative changes applicable to financial crime. Liaison with the wider Compliance team and counterparts in the Bank. Deputising for the MLRO by assisting with the provision of training, supervision and guidance to the financial crime team. Undertaking the role of Business Sanctions Coordinator: acting as the day-to-day contact and coordinating with the relevant areas within PLC on sanctions-related matters, eg OFAC, questions or issues. This includes but is not limited to completing all relevant documentation associated with the Business Sanctions Coordinator role, escalating matters in a timely manner and liaising with the financial crime teams globally. Supervising the workload of and coordinating relevant administration of the team on financial crime matters. This includes review of the quality of work produced and the provision of training as required. Providing general compliance advice to colleagues, the business and senior managers, responding to queries and interpreting the application of regulatory requirements specifically related to financial crime (including Anti-bribery & Corruption and Anti-tax Evasion requirements) Assisting the MLRO with client due diligence visits, including administrative processes Liaison with Regulatory Change on new rules, regulatory or legislative changes applicable to financial crime. Key Requirements: Working knowledge of Microsoft Access an advantage 5-10 years-experience of working in a compliance/risk/financial crime related role Relevant professional certification e.g. CAMS desirable Experience of compiling complex MI data for submission to internal and external stakeholders
2 months ago
Senior Financial Crime Manager
£75,000 - £80,000
Senior Financial Crime Manager required for a custodian bank based in London. This is a business critical role for an experienced Financial Crime processional covering all aspects of Financial Crime (AML, Sanctions, AB&C and Fraud) as generalist. As Senior Financial Crime Manager you will report directly to the MLRO. You will be responsible for providing Financial Crime advice & guidance specific to the custodian banking industry. Responsibilities include: Working with the business on various Financial Crime projects (engaging with transaction monitoring teams to assisting the regulatory change teams on upcoming regulations). Providing ad hoc, day to day Financial Crime advice to the business. This is typically done face to face or over the phone and followed up by an email to document things. As such, interpersonal and communications skills are extremely important. Constant engagement with senior stakeholders including being part of various bank wide Financial Crime committees. Overseeing AML and Sanction escalations directed to your team. You will be integral in resolving the more complex cases. You will also be involved with creating new, developing/realigning all Financial Crime policies and procedures. The custodian banks clients are mainly FI’s, Asset Owners and Asset Managers. The custodian bank operated in over 20 countries around the world. The custodian bank is a dominant player in its field and has a long standing history in market. Business is in a very strong place and they have a defined mandate to expand their book. You will have support from peers across the Financial Crime function as and when required. They have a reputation for excellent work life balance (including the option to WFH), good bonus payers and an extremely competitive benefits package. The Financial Crime team have calm and measured approach to carrying out their work and are looking for the right person to come in and compliment this.
2 months ago
Senior Financial Crime Compliance Consultant
£50,000 - £60,000 + 20% Bonus
The Client- A global leading investment management business are looking to recruit an experienced financial crime practitioner to join their growing business. They offer a unique culture and a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance. This Client does not provide sponsorship. The role: The successful candidate will: Support the Head of Financial Crime Compliance in developing and maintaining financial crime assessment of risk analysis and assurance in support of the business strategy; You will assist in the implementation and oversight of controls Have a strong grasp on the changing regulatory environment Act as a point of contact for escalated financial crime concerns; Key Requirements: The ideal candidate for this role will have a good knowledge of all areas of financial crime (AML; CTF; Fraud; Sanctions; PEPs and ABC) and ideally have experience of US & UK anti-money laundering laws and regulations. You will have extensive experience of working within the Asset, Wealth or Investment Management space and be comfortable engaging with people at all levels.
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