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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
3 months ago
Financial Crime Adviser
Our client is a leading bank who are currently recruiting for a Financial Crime Adviser. The role will be responsible for optimising systems and processes to prevent financial crime and make sure all regulations are considered in regards to financial crime prevention. Key Responsibilities: Advise the business on how to identify, and mitigate, financial crime risks Provide recommendations to stakeholders on best practice approaches to achieve the required level of compliance in all BAU, proposed and new initiatives in accordance with the business strategy and risk appetite Regularly review and maintain mandatory training, policies and procedures to ensure that they help embed a culture of responsible financial crime risk management; they remain accurate and fully embrace prevailing legal, regulatory and group requirements at all times Process internal suspicious transaction reports and make recommendations to the FCPM where external disclosures may be required (e.g. to the National Crime Agency) Provide advice and support to stakeholders to ensure that process changes are designed to meet applicable legal and regulatory requirements and do not weaken the financial crime prevention control environment This may entail, but is not limited to, providing feedback on project documents and attending risk committees and project steering groups Provide specialist subject guidance to Regulatory colleagues when financial crime related issues or requests for advice are received by the Regulatory department. The role holder will analyze and reply to any requests within the stipulated SLA’s Develop, maintain and analyze appropriate and accurate Management Information to enable effective oversight by the FCPM, MLRO and governance Committees Contribute to the compilation of monthly reporting Provide regular and accurate input to the regulatory horizon scanning and interpretation process, identifying requirements, potential risks and issues Key Requirements: Understanding of applying UK financial crime legal and regulatory requirements within an FCA authorised firm. Experience of interpreting new and existing regulations and identifying actions the business is required to undertake to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements. Relevant qualification, I.e. ICA fraud or money laundering diploma. A very strong fraud prevention and investigations background is a must, the business’s primary threat is fraud so there is naturally a bias towards ensuring candidates have an excellent understanding of current threats and prevention methods.
3 months ago
Assistant Manager Financial Crime – Consultancy
£40,000 - £50,000 + Package
A top-tier consulting practice are looking to add an Assistant Manager to their well-established Financial Crime team. The role- The client is seeking an Assistant Manager to join their Financial Services Financial Crime team. The successful individual will support the delivery of a range of financial crime projects. Each project will generally incorporate a review and assessment of the current state of compliance, discussing matters directly with the client, proposing and delivering solutions and providing oral presentations. Key Requirements- The client looks for subject matter expertise in one of the following areas – Anti Money Laundering, Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions. You will either be a specialist within one of these chosen fields, or have an in-depth knowledge of all three. For each area the client is looking for a attract record of delivering on Target Operating Model design, review and assessment of policies and procedures and delivering training and/or facilitating workshops. The successful individual will either have held a similar positon within the FS Industry, Consultancy or the regulator. You will be confident engaging with clients at various levels and be effective at looking at ‘the bigger picture’ for both your client and the business. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, talented consultant to establish themselves within a globally leading organisation.
2 months ago
Financial Crime Executive
Our client is a well-regarded and leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Financial Crime Executive. The role will be responsible for making sure robust financial crime prevention systems and controls are in place across the business Key Responsibilities: Identify exiting/emerging financial crime risks across the business and suggest prevention/detection processes or systems to mitigate the risks identified Conduct ad-hoc reviews to ensure the businesses policies in relation to financial crime are being adhered to Undertake AML transaction monitoring, review sanction and PEP matching alerts. Act in the capacity of nominated officer on behalf of the business Responsible for the completion of SAR investigations and providing assistance in relation to NCA disclosures Liaise with appropriate law enforcement agencies and regulators resolving issues around requests for information, production orders, SARs, consent and freezing orders. Complete investigations into fraud referrals received maintaining appropriate record keeping of all investigations for evidential and reporting purposes Identify any training needs in relation to the understanding of financial crime issues or preventative methods adopted by the business, and where required communicate the requirements to the Learning and Development team. Key Requirements: Knowledge of ML Regulations, JMLSG, FCA & EU standards Experience working in a financial services regulatory environment Previous experience in financial crime prevention, including AML, Fraud, Sanctions and PEPs
2 months ago
Financial Crime Analyst
£25,000 - £30,000
Our client is a leading banking institution who are currently recruiting for a Quality Assurance Analyst. The role will help shape a newly established team to Quality Assure Customer Due Diligence (CDD) ensuring compliance with legislative and regulatory best practice. Key Responsibilities: Undertake Quality Assurance checks on both new to bank and existing CDD Ensure internal CDD requirements are adhered to Evaluate and escalate common areas and policy deficiencies identified during quality checking to assist the development and enhancement of the banks instructions Communicate effectively to branch colleagues and Regional Compliance departments any issues raised from case checking to enable these to be resolved in a timely manner Identify any key risk areas and escalate to management Support the development and continued improvement of the Quality Assurance process Key Requirements: Familiar with banking AML/KYC requirements as well as regulatory requirements Financial services’ experience Strong Analytical skills
2 months ago
£30,000 - £35,000
Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Fraud Investigator. The role will be responsible for developing the Firms anti-fraud processes, procedures and controls. Key Responsibilities: Monitor fraud prevention developments and assess their implications for the business Investigate potential fraud applications considering facts and using industry data available to provide clear and concise recommendations in respect of further actions to be taken Maintain the Firms anti-fraud screening system rules, ensuring market and application intelligence is fed into continuous review and change Report, where appropriate, potentially fraudulent application activity through the Firms application screening software and where appropriate recommend to the MLRO reporting to the relevant fraud agencies Raise Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) as appropriate and report to Compliance / MLRO in line with company procedures Advise line management of the relevant regulatory requirements Prepare management reports and ad-hoc reports in relation to fraud prevention results Assist in responses to ad-hoc queries and new business initiatives to enable line managers to meet their anti-fraud and AML requirements Assist in the planning and provision of fraud prevention training Develop and maintain fraud monitoring/anti-fraud/money laundering procedures Key Requirements: SIRA experience Experience and knowledge around fraud prevention systems, techniques and measures Knowledge of anti-fraud screening techniques
2 months ago
Financial Crime Investigator
£20,000 - £25,000
Our client is a leading and specialist lending firm who are currently recruiting for a Financial Crime Investigator. The role is responsible for investigating applications where there is a suspicion of Fraud or Money Laundering offences, taking appropriate action to protect the company from loss. Key Responsibilities: Investigate referrals made to the business, making appropriate decisions regarding the progression of applications when fraud or money laundering offences are suspected. Have an in-depth knowledge of fraud prevention systems (Detect, FIND, SIRA) and be able to use them effectively. Liaise with other members of fraud prevention organisations and effectively share information on known and suspected frauds. Gather evidence when investigating fraud cases to satisfy the burden of proof and then record such cases with the relevant fraud prevention agencies. Ensure mandatory reports to CIFAS and NCA are completed when required. Prepare accurate management information to include; volumes of referrals investigated, fraud cases filed, NCA referrals made and the potential savings made by the use of fraud prevention agencies. Attend meetings with external fraud prevention agencies and keep abreast of any changes or trends emerging within the industry. Investigate Data Disputes which have been raised by Credit Reference Agencies and give advice on any appropriate corrective action. Provide mandatory AML/CTF training presentations to employees and give ongoing training and advice on Financial Crime matters when required. Assisting with development and deployment of rules into fraud systems to detect and prevent fraudulent activity. Key Requirements: An understanding of operational procedures within the business and ability to use internal systems such as Pan Credit, Target, SIRA, FIND etc. Knowledge of CIFAS and SIRA’s role in fraud prevention and how membership of these organisations impacts our processes. Full understanding of the Membership Rules of CIFAS and SIRA. Understanding of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing legislation and the guidance provided by the JMLSG, the FCA and under the 4th AML directive. An understanding of typical fraud behaviours, especially relating to application fraud, and how analytics, MI & rules can identify and mitigate against fraud losses.
2 months ago
£27,000 - £32,000
Our client is a leading fraud business who are currently recruiting for a Fraud Coordinator. The role will be responsible for assessing and carrying out initial desktop research against all incoming referrals to determine which causes warrant a detailed fraud interview. Key Responsibilities: Maintain a high level of response to incoming referrals from both mainstream and SIRA, to ensure these are responded to within 24 hours Act as the main liaison for internal stakeholders for referrals and queries Be responsible for the implementation and delivery of fraud training as required Working as part of the Intelligence team; by keeping up to date with incoming Intelligence, identifying new trends, requesting MI and completing focused file reviews Analysing the data and information gathered from referrals and MI reports, to identify fraud risks that require special investigation by the unit Development and submission of risk assessment reports, to the Anti-Fraud Manager Working in conjunction with the Audit team to help identify the value of the business unidentified fraud exposure, involving the application of fraud investigation tools and techniques to a sample of cases Producing confidential reports based on the findings from the fraud audits including recommendations to mitigate fraud risks To present report findings at internal or external stakeholder meetings as directed by the Anti-Fraud Manager Working with internal departments to identify and mitigate fraud risks outside the scope of claims Key Requirements: Minimum 3 years of experience, gained from dealing with the handling/investigation of fraudulent motor claims Experience of working with an Anti-Fraud Database Extensive knowledge of claims handling, gained from experience of working as a Claims Handler and Claims Investigator Extensive working knowledge of CPR, PACE, DPA and The Fraud Act 2006
2 months ago
Senior Fraud Analyst
Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are currently recruiting for a Senior Fraud Analyst. The role will be responsible for conducting analysis of Fraud data to strengthen to their existing defences and redefine our strategy. Key Responsibilities: Monitor fraud losses, establish root cause and take corrective action Work with other teams across the business (particularly Tech and Marketing) to ensure new products and services include fraud mitigation strategies Build, implement and monitor new fraud tools and strategies from scratch whilst minimising resultant customer impact Work on proof of concepts involving new technologies and proactively seek out vendor and internal solutions to fraud problems Ensure conformance to the credit governance protocols when implementing new strategies and contribute to the annual fraud program Ensuring metrics and controls are fit for purpose in terms of the current fraud environment and emerging threats Work closely with the investigations team to understand threats and in the development of defences Key Requirements: Fraud Analysis experience Strong analytical and numerical skills Stakeholder management experience
about 2 months ago
Financial Crime Analyst
£21,000 - £24,000 pa
The role will be responsible for helping to minimise the business unit’s exposure to Financial Crime The Client- Our client is a leading financial services’ business who are well regarded in their market. This Client does not provide sponsorship. The role: Financial Crime Investigation Preventative/Detective including Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Liaison with Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (CIFAS) Loading confidential details on CIFAS Management of Experian “Hunter” system Batch & Real Time queues Deal with section 29 & Production Orders received within statutory timelines Manage confidential Credit File Queries from Customers Screening of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) Sanctions screening checks Enhanced due diligence on high risk customers Responsible for communicating clearly what the possible customer outcomes are and ensuring all follow up actions are completed accurately Identify and evaluate risks within area of responsibility (including errors, financial crime and inappropriate procedures) ensuring sufficient business controls are in place to mitigate risk exposure Investigate and identify and implement improvements to processes Key Requirements: Financial crime/fraud experience within a financial services’ background Previous experience using Fraud systems Experience in dealing with customer telephone queries is desirable
about 2 months ago
AML & Compliance Manager – FX/Payments
The client is a global leading, FinTech, Payments Solutions and Cross-Border payments business. They operate across a global remit with offices in North America, Europe, Middle East & APAC. This Client does not provide sponsorship. Role Profile: This role is responsible for leading and coaching the FX diligence team and supporting Compliance leadership team with regards to the FX products offered by the business. You will be responsible for providing SME support to the business with regards to Due Diligence, Counter Terrorist Finance and Anti-Money Laundering. You will work with internal stakeholders and prospective clients, providing effective challenge in relation to the risks specific to the FX business as well as ensuring group-wide compliance with external legislation and regulation and internal policies and procedures You will be responsible for pproviding leadership and direction to direct-reports through regular engagement across the function and support, direct and assist direct reports in identifying, reviewing and escalating diligence risk issues, including potential money laundering, fraud and sanctions issues and will have a proven track record of applying legislation and regulation, including the 4MLD and the Payment Services Regulations to a commercial business. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a strong regulatory FX background and team management experience to establish themselves within a global business.
about 2 months ago
Conflicts Analyst - Legal
£33,000 + Package
The Client A global Law firm are looking to recruit a 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.
about 2 months ago
Business Integrity Associate – Private Equity
£53,000 + Package
The Client- A Private Equity, Government backed 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 conducting integrity due diligence for individual investments, providing written and oral analysis of the business integrity risks to investment teams and senior management. You will undertake business integrity related research and due diligence for pipeline investments and engage with external consultants where required. You will monitor for integrity issues in specific parts of the portfolio, managing relationships with portfolio companies or funds. You will develop tools in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering or counter terrorist-financing to help improve business integrity outcomes at portfolio companies and funds. Key Requirements- The ideal candidate for this role will have extensive experience in Anti-Bribery and Corruption, AML and Due Diligence practices alongside a wider skillset covering the full spectrum of financial crime practices and investigations. You will have experience in operating in the South Asian or African 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.
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