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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
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
8 days ago
Fraud and Risk Manager
£40,000 - £50,000
Our client is a fast growing start up business. The role is responsible for the management of the fraud team for three different online casino brands, reporting directly to the MLRO. Key responsibilities include: Oversee the payments processing function and ensuring the quickest possible turnaround times on customer withdrawals Provide feedback through quality assurance and guiding the team members to ensure that they achieve the necessary work standards Point of reference for any fraud related queries or escalations made by the team or by other departments Proactively put processes in place to identify risky and fraudulent players from financially harming the business Evaluate fraud and AML risks associated with new product launches, new territory launches and changes to existing products or funding methods Investigate/review reports of suspicious transactions / circumstances, as well as prepare and submit reports to senior management and/or MLRO for review Keep detailed records of suspicious activity, analyse trends, industry security threats and provide recommendations to mitigate losses Work closely with other managers from other departments Create and maintain effective fraud rules in payments engine Train staff involved in AML/CFT policies and processes in accordance with best practice and industry requirements Drive the creation and optimization of operational procedures and processes, aiming to ensure an excellent customer experience and reduced friction whilst also remaining compliant and minimizing fraud/AML risk. Develop and maintain Anti-Money Laundering policies and practices Key Requirements: 1-2 years of management experience 3+ years of Fraud experience specifically in Gambling/Online Casino/Sports Understanding of fraud prevention system concepts
9 days 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.
20 days ago
Fraud Chargeback Analyst
The organisation is looking for someone to join their team to assist in managing customer chargebacks. You will take responsibility for dealing with the whole chargeback flow and need to demonstrate an ability to professionally and sympathetically deal with customers whilst minimising losses from fraudulently logged claims. This also includes reporting to the Head of Compliance, you will be proactive in analysis data to identify trends, as well as the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines whilst delivering to a high standard. Key responsibilities include: Responsible for managing customer calls reporting unauthorised or disputed transactions Have previous experience leading a chargeback function Interviewing customers disputing transactions to ensure that claims are genuine prior to refunding customers Recrediting customer funds where the customer has been the victim of fraud Ensure that the organisation complies with the Payment Service Regulations in term of refunding customers within the one working day specified time frame Where there is a concern surrounding the authenticity of a claim, raising appropriate Data Protection Requests to merchants to confirm or satisfy claims of unauthorised usage Raising Chargeback claims direct to Mastercard to dispute transactions with merchant Taking responsibility for submitting SAFE reports to Mastercard outlining details of all fraudulent transactions occurring The Person: Belief in the organisations mission to end financial exclusion Exceptional communication skills Ability to demonstrate great attention to detail A highly organised individual Ability to work under time pressure Be adaptable to working in a changing environment Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy when communicating with customers Qualifications/Key Skills: AML qualification in Anti-Money Laundering or Compliance - very desirable Previous experience in reviewing and working with Chargebacks Experience in developing systems to automate manual tasks Ability to work independently as well as part of a small team Experience in an FCA regulated Financial services business Have an in-depth knowledge of the Payment Service Regulations Experience within Start Ups or Financial Institutions 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.
30 days ago
Senior Financial Crime Manager
£70,000 - £75,000 + Package
A well established and highly successful Wealth/Investment Manager are seeking to recruit a Senior Financial Crime Manager to support the MLRO with the full remit of Financial Crime. Key responsibilities include: The role will focus on providing full financial crime advisory and monitoring to the organisation. You will: • Support the UK MLRO with the Financial Crime Framework • Assist in the design and delivery of policies, processes and procedures relating to financial crime • Support the financial crime risk assessment and country risk matrix across the UK and Group organisation • Producing monthly financial crime management information for use by key governance forums • Support the wider compliance department regarding AML, ABC, CTF, Sanctions and Tax-Evasion • Supporting the continued review and enhancement of the Group’s financial crime framework • Taking the lead in drafting of the annual U.K. financial risk assessment • Supporting in the production and updating of the Financial Crime Manual • Supporting the U.K. MLRO in the production of annual MLRO reports for the U.K. entities. • Regulatory horizon scanning and implement any regulatory changes impacting the financial crime framework. The Person For this role the ideal candidate will have extensive experience of providing a full financial crime service. You will have a detailed knowledge of the UK and EU financial crime regulatory regime and requirements. You will have experience of the Asset, Wealth or Investment Management industry and have a strong understanding of ‘best practice’ and associated guidance in asset or wealth management firms and of the systems and controls employed to ensure financial crime risks are mitigated This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Financial Crime professional to work within a well know business and take the lead on a number of initiatives within an international 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago
Our client is an innovative and entrepreneurial business who have develop leading businesses. The role is responsible for ensuring all customer transactions are processed efficiently and to detect and prevent fraud, handling all chargeback claims in a timely manner Key responsibilities include: Review all risk transactions to identify and block fraudulent activity Continually look for fraud patterns to keep fraud screening systems up to date Ensure chargeback and fraud rates are below the thresholds provided by the Fraud and Revenue Assurance manager Review customer transactions throughout the day and promptly report any unusual activity Perform regular test payments. Report technical issues and suggest improvements. Provide support to Customer Service team handling payment queries Extract transactional data from different sources and compile them to monitor key business indicators Assist in identify opportunities for improvements with technology systems and procedures, and initiate appropriate action to implement process and changes Key Requirements: 2+ years of proven experience in e-commerce and fraud prevention Previous experience in customer service is preferred Excellent research and analytical skills Proficiency in Excel
about 2 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.
about 2 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.
2 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
2 months 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.
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