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.
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
Seymour John are a refreshing change from other recruitment agencies. They value their Consultants, treat them as individuals, pay promptly, give guidance on administrative issues quickly and throughout the term of the contract they are in regular contact to discuss the progress of the project. I particularly enjoyed working with Emlyn John with his upbeat humour and regular contact which has meant I have felt fully supported in the assignment. I look forward to working with Seymour John again at sometime in the very near future.
ACA Compliance Ltd
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
Phil has both an extensive detailed knowledge of businesses in the local area and a large contact base. However what I really like about Phil is that he is very personable and works so very hard to secure you the opportunity that is right for you. He takes the time to get to know you and then maintains regular contact with updates and potential opportunities. He has an excellent communication style with prospective employees and you know you are in very capable hands as he sells your skill set. I can honestly say that he is the best recruitment agent I have worked with and am very pleased to say that his efforts secured me my new role where I am very happy. Thank you Phil.
Director of Finance and Information, Severn Hospice
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
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
Simon placed me into my first contractor role. He has provided me with professional advice from the beginning to the end, including contract negotiation, necessary insurance and other logistics. As a client, I can say that Simon demonstrated that he goes an EXTRA MILE to ensure the candidates are well supported. Being a contractor, who is coming from the long permanent career it is important to receive mentoring and coaching. Simon has offered just that. In addition, the back office of Seymour John is seamless!
Alina Listopad Associates Ltd
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
I was approached by Darren Richards at Seymour John about a career opportunity, and from the start found his take on things friendly and professional, and not at all pushy like some recruiters. I was kept regularly informed about the application process and what was going on, and Darren was always available to answer any questions that I had. I got the impression that there was a real desire to find the right person for the right job, and not just fill a vacancy, and I was fortunate to benefit from Darren’s wealth of experience in the Risk arena in making a really important career decision.
Capital Modelling and Risk Analytics, Lloyds Banking Group
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