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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
Managing Consultant - AML, Financial Crime & Fraud
Patrick Gerard Dahill
Senior Consultant - AML & Financial Crime
Senior Consultant - Financial Crime & Regulatory Compliance
Consultant - Financial Crime & Fraud
Junior Resourcer - Financial Crime & Fraud, Risk Management and Compliance
about 22 hours ago
Payments & Fraud Agent
Up to £30,000 pa
This role will report directly to the Fraud & Risk Manager. In this position you will be responsible for the monitoring of customer’s deposits, identifying and checking fraudulent activities and ensuring all player winnings are paid in a timely manner whilst ensuring that the company retains its ability to transact freely and efficiently with our customers. There is also a strong sense of responsibility to protect the company and the stakeholders from inherent risk caused by fraud and error. Key responsibilities include: Check and process online withdrawals in a fast and efficient manner Monitor customer deposits and withdrawals for fraudulent activity Review customers’ accounts that have shown as an IP mismatch Utilise PSP back office systems to trace and credit missing transactions Liaise with external payments teams to resolve any pending issues Request, validate and approve KYC/CDD/EDD Review and determine if a customer’s account is a PEP or should be sanctioned Chargebacks, review, report and advise if it should be disputed. Actively follow industry news and trends Provide 2nd line support Customer Service, Responsible Gaming and Finance Department Assist the Fraud & Risk Manager as required The Person: Flexible and willing to work shifts Self-motivated individual Flexible and willing to work shifts Qualifications/Key Skills: Essential: Previous online gaming work experience Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy High proficiency of English (written and spoken) Excellent computer literacy Clear thinking/analytical and problem-solving mind set Able to work in a high-volume work environment 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.
2 days ago
Deputy MLRO – Payments
£50,000 - £ 65,000 + Package
Job Description: A global payments organisation is looking to recruit a Deputy MLRO to support the growth of their business in the UK. The organisation has a strong brand across LATAM and are looking to set up a more established function and presence within the UK. Key responsibilities include: The organisation is highly engaging and, although having a small presence in the UK at the moment, are looking to expand over the coming months. The responsibilities will focus on: The definition of the business risk appetite and approach to risk assessments Ensuring Compliance with local regulatory requirements as well as the Group’s International standards Carrying out regular AML/CTF risk assessments Policy and Procedural drafting Engagement with FCA, HMRC and Regulatory bodies Production of annual MLRO report SARs, MI and Testing of internal AML/CTF controls Support the Managing Director/MLRO in meetings with external auditors and regulators The Person The ideal candidate will come from a strong Payments background and be comfortable taking the lead in AML & CTF matters within the UK business. You will be experienced with stakeholder management and have experience in drafting, implementing and rolling out AML/CTF frameworks and policies and the financial crime risks associated with payment services businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity for an established Deputy MLRO who is looking to step up to the MLRO (CF11) position within the next 6-12 months.
5 days ago
Senior Financial Crime QC
65000 - 70000
Senior Financial Crime QC required for a corporate bank based in London. The Senior Financial Crime QC is part of a team of 5 other Financial Crime QC’s and circa 20 onboarding staff. As Senior Financial Crime QC you will be responsible for: Acting as a point of contact for client onboarding and implementation Providing regular feedback and coaching to client facing roles (RM’s) and relevant business managers to ensure key issues are raised and resolved for onboarding and implementation of UK branch deposit accounts Acting as primary decision maker in documentation review and QC for new/updated client onboarding Developing and implementing robust processes and procedures for ensuring compliance with regulatory and AML obligations which make sense for the business and enable collation of quality data for monitoring and reporting purposes. Ensuring relevant teams are aware of their responsibilities and coordinate regular follow up, including partnering with Financial Crime teams on exception issues, until fully resolved and remediated. The bank is global with over 2,000 staff, focusing on lending to a specific sector within the UK market. They are going from strength to strength and continuously innovating. They have a great culture, excellent work life balance and are good staff retention rates. 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 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.
22 days ago
Up to £32,000 pa
Our client is a leading business within the insurance industry and are looking for someone with a provision of expert fraud intelligence analysis to build their Fraud offering to the industry. Key responsibilities include: As a key member of the team, participate in the delivery of first-class counter fraud services to the UK insurance industry Analysis of industry datasets to identify organized cross industry fraud networks in accordance with the company’s SLA’s Research and analysis of individual customer datasets to identify industry exposure Dissemination of intelligence products to customers and stakeholders in a timely and accurate manner Development of intelligence to identify cases suitable for enforcement or disruption action Production of written intelligence products in accordance with Service Level Agreements Delivery of presentations to customers and industry stakeholders on the above Collation and analysis of feedback to intelligence products Identification of targets for intelligence development, disruption and enforcement Engagement with customers (face to face and telephone) to identify cases suitable for enforcement or disruption action Delivery of ad-hoc research and analysis for internal stakeholders Delivery against annual objectives Delivery against personal development plan The Person: A background in intelligence in an investigative practice (either law enforcement, regulation or insurance) Experience in producing and presenting NIM rated intelligence reports including Subject and problem profiles Qualifications/Key Skills: Demonstrable track record of problem solving through analysis Evidence of adapting analytical skills to changing roles, environments, etc. Ability to produce clear and concise intelligence reports Working knowledge of analytics systems and associated process needed to identify suspect patterns of activity in large data clusters How to adapt analytical skills to changing products and priorities, etc. High degree of IT competency to include use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and the internet Knowledge of fraud and other forms of financial crime 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
£25,000 - £30,000
A Global banking organisation are seeking a KYC Officer to join their team on an initial 6 month Fixed-Term contract with a view to going permanent. The role will work within their small Commercial Finance division. Key responsibilities include: • Generally managing the KYC file for all existing and prospective clients. • Manage the file completion and validates the integrity of information being assessed. • Initiates the KYC process at client onboarding. • Initiates the KYC client recertification process based on the due date of the KYC file. • Initiates KYC recertification or a partial file review based on other events that potentially affect a client’s risk level or due diligence level. • Contribute to the information and documentation collection required by the KYC file, either via Business Development, Relationship Management or directly from the prospect / client. • Checks all appropriate names against sanctions and Politically Exposed Persons (‘PEP’) lists • Performs adverse information searches, files the results and assesses their materiality. The Person The organisation is highly engaging with a good internal culture. They are seeking a bright, motivated individual who is keen to develop within an organisation. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years’ experience of KYC and CDD Onboarding and Remediation. 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.
about 2 months ago
Financial Crime Analyst
Financial Crime Analyst required for an international corporate bank based in the City of London. As a Financial Crime Analyst, you will be responsible for all Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing across the Financial Crime Controls in place for all of the banks European hubs. Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing 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. The Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing team are responsible for performing deep dives and targeted risk-based thematic reviews of financial crimes compliance processes. We are looking for an exceptional communicator both written and orally with the ability to draft detailed but simple to understand reports. You will have current experience in Financial Crime Monitoring, Testing, Assurance or Audit. Experience in any recent Financial Crime Testing of KYC processes & controls will be highly advantageous. Since the offices are spread across Europe you will get the opportunity to travel to the hubs where the Financial Crime Monitoring and Testing is conducted. This could be 4-6 days at a time. Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days from your application, 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.
2 months ago
Compliance Manager is required for a Professional Services firm based in the West End of London. As the Compliance Manager, you will be part of a small compliance team responsible for governance, risk and compliance (not Financial Crime Compliance). There will also be a focus on the legal & compliance areas of contractual arrangements, engagement risk and 3rd party exposure. Compliance Manager duties include: • Attending internal and external meetings to provide a compliance advice • Drafting non-Disclosure agreements • Maintaining, reviewing and updating the compliance manual. • Assessing data security risks • Drafting letters of enforcement • Interpretation of legalities for external publications • Advising on GDPR compliance • Arranging and delivering compliance training courses You will report directly to the Head of Compliance and you will be given the autonomy to carry out your role without micro management. We are looking for an ambitious, driven legal & compliance professional who wants to roll up their sleeves, get their hands messy and genuinely make a difference in the company. There are excellent career progression opportunities and a great working culture. 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.
3 months ago
CDD Analyst (6 Month FTC)
South East London
£25,000 - £30,000 (Pro-Rata)
A well-established corporate delivering services in the Financial Services area are seeking a CDD Analyst to join their team on an initial 6 Month FTC with a view to going permanent. Key responsibilities include: In this role you will responsible for: • Receive CDD requests and review the requirements. • Perform CDD on new and existing counterparties and enhanced due diligence where applicable • Undertake sanction and PEP screening on new and existing counterparties • Investigations on counterparties for adverse media and reputational risk issues • Conducting risk assessments and applying risk categories to new counterparties • Liaising with front office and clients to obtain any CDD documentation • CDD Remediation The Person For this role, the ideal candidate will have experience of: • Conducting CDD and EDD on new and existing counterparties • Conducting PEP and sanction checks on new and existing counterparties, as part of the due diligence process • Investigating counterparties for any adverse information • Ensuring CDD information held appropriately on existing counterparties, is refreshed, using a risk-based process so that it remains up to date and accurate in accordance with company policy and money laundering regulations. • Core knowledge of Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Regulations (AML/CTF) 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.
3 months ago
CDD Senior Analyst
South East London
£30,000 - £35,000
A well-established corporate delivering services in the Financial Services area are seeking a CDD Senior Analyst to join their team. Key responsibilities include: In this role you will responsible for: • Receive CDD/KYC requests and review the requirements. • Perform CDD/KYC on new and existing counterparties and enhanced due diligence where applicable • Assisting junior members of staff with queries • Conducting ‘4 eye’ checks when required • Assisting the Manager with their day to day tasks and leading the team in their absence • Producing MI • Handling queries from the business pertaining to on-boarding and remediation • Undertake sanction and PEP screening on new and existing counterparties • Investigations on counterparties for adverse media and reputational risk issues • Conducting risk assessments and applying risk categories to new counterparties • Liaising with front office and clients to obtain any CDD documentation The Person For this role, the ideal candidate will have experience of: • Experience of CDD requirements for a wide range of customers including private companies, government entities, regulated and unregulated funds, off shore jurisdictions and introducing brokers • Conducting CDD and EDD on new and existing counterparties • Undertaking ‘4 eye’ checks and QA • Good knowledge of external regulations including Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Regulations (AML/CTF), whilst keeping abreast with internal policies and procedure 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.
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
Financial Crime Consultant
Financial Crime Consultant is required for an award winning Professional Services firm based in North London who consult across Governance, Risk & Compliance for their regulated clients. As a Financial Crime Consultant, you will typically to seconded on Financial Crime related projects at small to medium sized banks and financial institutions. You will be expected to have a broad Financial Crime level of knowledge as you will be the Financial Crime technical lead whilst the business is developed by the senior leadership team. 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. Financial Crime projects can range from but not limited to policy drafting, financial crime risk assessments, creating & delivering financial crime training, AML/KYC remediation to consulting on preparing an MLRO annual report. 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 an award winning reg tech systems being used by their clients. 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.
4 months ago
KYC Onboarding Executive
£25,000 - £30,000
An innovate, market leading FinTech Banking organisation are looking to recruit an experienced AML/KYC Onboarding executive to join their growing team. The onboarding team has a wide range of responsibilities including client on-boarding, operations, technical assistance, transactions and customer care. You will be responsible for the onboarding of Individual and Corporate clients, undertaking AML, SOW & KYC checks and engaging with the client facing and customer contract teams. You will have customer-facing experience and will be passionate about going the extra mile in order to deliver excellent service. Experience with managing clients in financial services and client on-boarding (AML & KYC). This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to join a market leading, growing organisation.
4 months ago
Compliance Manager required for an innovative and dynamic Corporate Bank based in London As Compliance Manager you will handle a diverse array of compliance and risk matters assisting the Compliance Director which include assisting with all UK and US regulations and providing advice and guidance to the business under the direction of a Compliance Director. You will the responsible Compliance Manager taking ownership of a number of policies and procedures, assisting on projects where compliance input is required, helping the business design and implement controls and provide advice and guidance on different aspects of regulatory requirements. The Compliance Manager role will cover the following areas: • Providing thoughtful, relevant and tailored compliance advice and guidance to the business on a variety of issues • Analysing and presenting information on complex regulatory requirements with recommendations which are clearly thought out and appropriate based on the scale and risk to the business • Horizon scanning • Regulator engagement • Producing meaningful management information on the regulatory compliance to UK governing committees • Analysing regulatory changes and providing support thereafter to business unit changes to implement these compliance changes • Acting as a representative for compliance on UK and enterprise wide projects working in close partnership with cross-functional teams You will be a Compliance Manager with regulatory experience within the Corporate Wholesale Banking sector with excellent communication and presentation abilities. You will need to stay abreast of industry developments and attend industry events as a representative of the company and will be expected to understand and explain to the broader business the key outcomes from industry changes and developments in a concise, accurate and timely manner. 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.
4 months ago
£40,000 - £45,000
A market leading FinTech Wealth Management organisation are looking to hire an AML/KYC Team Manager to join their growing business. The role will involve the day to day management of the Client Onboarding Team, resource allocation, be the senior point of escalation for complex queries and will be comfortable looking at process and procedure improvements. The organisation is currently going through an exciting growth phase and they are looking for an experienced Team manager who can lead the team. They have a variety of sized clients, from Individuals, SMEs and Charities. The ideal candidate for this position will have managed a team previously, be comfortable running and leading highly motivated team members and be a true SME within AML/KYC Onboarding. You will be comfortable with managing internal and external relationships and be able to build an effective working environment across a diverse and motivated organisation. 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
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