Risk has become a business-critical function for organisational success
In the aftermath of the 2008 global crisis, financial institutions have had to adjust to a new world of increased regulation. Recovery has been hard-won against a backdrop of slow economic growth and persistent low interest rates. Add to this the political and economic uncertainty, particularly post-Brexit, and all indicators suggest continuing challenge for some time ahead.
The global regulatory framework is fragmenting
The global regulatory framework is fragmenting. In such an environment the risk and compliance role has become increasingly influential. Making the right call on exposure to risk can make or break a business. To shoulder this kind of business-critical responsibility, finance institutions need strong, strategic leaders able to ensure robust systems are in place for compliance across all their business operations, wherever they are in the world.
Attracting, retaining and developing the right talent has become a business imperative
As specialists in the risk, compliance and audit arena, we have become a strategic ally for ambitious start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and public-sector organisations, ensuring the right permanent and interim solutions for:
- Compliance Director
- Head of Compliance
- Monitoring & Reporting
- Financial Crime / AML
- Head of Risk
- Conduct & Regulatory Risk
- Credit Risk
- Operational Risk
- Head of Internal Audit
- Audit Manager
- IT Audit
Built over many years, our proven track record in the regions we support, means we are uniquely positioned to leverage extensive networks of talent for our partners. With increased scrutiny around regulatory governance, we can help you recruit the kind of creative, commercially astute collaborative risk and compliance leaders – able to engage internally, to implement change at all levels, and externally, to build positive relationships with the relevant regulatory bodies – who can mitigate risk and ensure measurable and sustainable business success.
Seymour John were absolutely great, always there to help with anything I needed and gave me great support in the whole process. This really is a people person firm. I found a really great role that I am enjoying enormously and they have continued to support me to this point. If you are in search of a new role then this is a firm that will really get to know you as a candidate and find the role that you are looking for. They go above and beyond which you really come to appreciate.
Treasury Accountant, Secure Trust Bank
Over the course of my career I have had involvement with lots of recruiters, and Lee always comes out on top. Unlike many others, Lee really listens and develops an understanding of who you are and what you want from your next career step. His support, knowledge and advice, as I juggled with different opportunities, was so helpful. I would fully recommend Lee and Seymour John!
Denso UK, Financial Controller
Phil’s professionalism and integrity sets the bar among recruiters, he really renewed my faith!… I’ll definitely be in touch when I am recruiting myself.
ReAssure, FP&A Accountant
Phil is one of the best recruiters I have worked with. He delivers a first class service, does exactly what he says he will and is completely honest with you. I would recommend him to anyone.
Finance Director, Summit Systems Ltd
Having Seymour John represent me was a smooth transition in finding me a placement and I felt highly valued throughout the whole process from start to end. Should the need arise again, I’d have every confidence to use them again.
Management Accountant, Henry Howard Finance
I first contacted Jordan back in 2013 and he secured me interim work. I found him to be extremely professional, approachable and unlike many other recruiters at the time he truly understood my skills and requirements. He was always willing to help and assist. I now find myself in a permanent managerial role where I am required to carry out recruitment on a regular basis. I therefore had no hesitation in immediately contacting Jordan as I knew I would receive excellent customer service and he would find me the right level of candidate, which of course he has always done.
Senior Manager Finance Operations, Secure Trust Bank
On a personal level I have not come across a recruiter who has worked at relationships with candidates and clients as much as Phil Topper. If I am asked for a referral Phil’s name will without doubt be top of the list.
Mike Attwood ACMA
Recruitment at its best.
John and his team recently placed me in my perfect role, and I have to say their recruitment process is the best I’ve come across. They took so much time to understand what I was looking for and to ultimately ensure the role I was placed in was a perfect fit.
As an employer, I wouldn’t use any other agency now I’ve been through their process as a candidate. They do so much of the work the employer usually would, saving you precious time, but more importantly giving you peace of mind you’re employing the right person. I look forward to working with them more in the future and highly recommend them to both candidates and employers.
Assistant Director of Finance, Gloucester City Homes
The team at Seymour John are extremely personable and efficient. In negotiating contract work for me they have shown excellent negotiating skills with the client and have been very flexible and adaptable. A recruiting agent that I would be happy to recommend to anyone, particularly those linked with the internal audit and risk industry, where they have demonstrated an in depth knowledge and practical experience.
Managing Director, BOBria Solutions Ltd
Having dealt with more established and well known financial services recruiters this kind of service is pretty unheard of…I am more than happy to endorse the work that they are trying to do and look forward to continuing our relationship together.
SPM Consulting and Management Ltd