Liam Sweeney

Liam Sweeney

Senior Consultant — Risk & Compliance

In recent years, Risk and Compliance has shifted from being a need that hasn’t always received much attention to the forefront of business strategy. Almost every bank and financial institution in Australia has seen a large expansion to their compliance and control measures following the findings from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

This has led to a shortage of Risk and Compliance professionals, as the banks are securing key talent to mitigate their risk and possible regulatory breaches. In response to this increased demand, Talenza have setup a dedicated Risk and Compliance team, utilising a holistic approach that focuses on building key relationships with our candidates and clients (regardless of whether they are on- or off-market, or have live vacancies).

We help candidates find roles that suit their skillsets, which previously they might have been unfamiliar with or where their transferable skills are valued, such as Operational Risk Managers who are well suited to Financial Crime positions. This approach has repeatedly seen us fill vacancies that have been open for months in a matter of weeks.

Our extensive networks and database of talent allow us to identify people with hard-to-find skills sets such as Financial Crime Analytics. Candidates in this space tend to have either Financial Crime experience or more of an analytical background, not both. Due to this shortage within the market, candidates are commanding large salary jumps, and it is part of our job to educate both the client and candidate so that a realistic, workable salary is afforded and the client secures the individual with the required skill set. As a team, we can leverage our market knowledge to help businesses stay competitive and attract talent with the right skills and experience.

Talenza work with a large range of organisations to source Risk and Compliance specialists, from Financial Services firms including Superannuation clients, Fund Managers, large local and international banks and small FinTech start-ups, to FMCG, Construction and Legal companies. Across these areas, we recruit both permanent and contract positions and have the capability to undertake high-volume work.

If you’re looking for a Risk and Compliance recruitment partner that has their finger on the pulse of the Sydney market, give me a call today – I would love to help you secure the high-quality candidates your organisation needs.