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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
I already had a strong relationship with Simon as a client so when I decided that it was time for a career move he was the obvious choice for help and guidance… he found the right business, with the right culture and people, in the right location and got me face time… now I am Finance Director of that business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Simon to anyone in my network.
Finance Director, McAuliffe Group