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.
I have been talking to Darren Richards at Seymour John for several months, exploring the audit and risk market. Darren is a pleasure to deal with, always helpful and he was careful to select only those roles that were the best fit for my skills and experience. Darren was easy to talk to and kept in touch without prompting, something many other recruitment firms have not done. I have now managed to secure a superb role in Internal Audit thanks in no small part to the efforts of Darren Richards. I would recommend Darren and Seymour John unreservedly, a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.
Risk Assurance Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
Lee has been a great help in orchestrating my latest career move. He’s provided appropriate leads and has talked me through each step of the process, ensuring I was well briefed and confident for interview. He has gone out of his way to ensure that all my queries were answered and provided honest advice. I’d highly recommend Lee as a recruitment consultant.
Accounts Manager, Heywoods Chartered Accountants
I received a very professional service with great communication throughout the process. Darren Richards took the time to get to know me and what I wanted from my next job. I would definitely recommend using Seymour John.
Internal Auditor, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group
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
Unlike many recruiters I have come across, Lee was relaxed, friendly and always had time to talk through things. He really listened to what I wanted, and very quickly lined up interviews, which lead me to a job that far exceeded my expectations. I couldn’t have been happier with the way he handled everything. He made life very easy for me!
Tax Specialist, CBSL Group Ltd
From my initial contact with Seymour John they provided a service which was both very efficient and professional. Emlyn and Mark took the time to fully understand my needs and expectations, taking pride in building a worthwhile relationship through regular contact both on the phone and face to face. As a candidate of Seymour John you feel extremely valued and I would highly recommend them.
IS Griffiths Ltd
I worked with Seymour John for a year on a contract in Cardiff. They were regularly proactive in their contact, with some lovely touches such as bottles of wine or a meal out. It truly does feel like they value you as a contractor. Emlyn, Mark and Louisa are definitely people I would trust and recommend, which is very rare in their line of business.
Inspiring Evolution Consultancy Limited
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
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
As a candidate I found that all the team at Seymour John offer a very professional, efficient and personable service. They arranged an interview promptly and remained in contact and gave support throughout my contract. I would have no hesitation in working with them again.
Costello Contracting Ltd