Brimstone Consulting

We are committed to building long term client relationships and an in depth knowledge of our clients business and skill requirements. Our aim is to give you a competitive edge and retain you as a client indefinitely. We have developed extensive networks and proactively approach top talent.  By retaining clients we can allocate a smaller percentage of our time to new business development and more time providing a ‘best in class’ service to our existing clientele; again leading to the highest levels of client retention.  Our specialisations are inter-related giving us a unique holistic view and ability to support your business.  We recruit for Permanent, Interim and Temporary staff in:

    - Risk (Regulatory, Credit, Market...)               - Compliance/Corporate Governance   - Legal & LegalTech (eDiscovery & Digital Forensics)   - Accountancy
    - Fraud (Investigations, AML...)               - Cyber and Information Security   - (IT) Information Technology     - Internal/External Audit
    - Big Data (Hadoop etc.)               - Data Analytics (traditional SAS, SQL etc)     - ePayments/ eCommerce     - Sales/Marketing

 

Below is a more detailed breakdown of each specialist area:

  • Risk

Risk Jobs: can be looked at holistically or broken up into various areas but they are all inter-related with each other and other ares e.g. Compliance; we have listed the main areas below particularly in relation to Financial Services but it should not be forgotten there are many other risks e.g. Technology/ Cyber Risks, Information/Data Loss, Force Majeure (Business Continuity) etc.  Brimstone recruits across:

  • Credit Risk
  • Regulatory Risk
  • Market Risk
  • Operational Risk
  • Liquidity Risk
  • Reputational Risk
     
  • Fraud

Fraud Jobs: All organisations are subject to fraud risk. Large frauds have led to the downfall of large conglomerates, massive investment losses, significant legal costs and erosion of confidence in capital markets. Publicised fraudulent activity by key personnel has negatively impacted the reputations, brands and images of many organisations.

Reactions to recent corporate scandals have raised public and stakeholder expectations on fraud policy. A consistent process for conducting investigations can help an organisation mitigate losses and manage risk associated with the investigation.

Different Types of Fraud:

•    Bribery and corruption
•    Business ethics and fraud
•    Cybercrime
•    Fraud Risk Management

Bribery and corruption

On 1 July 2011 all of the UK’s existing law on domestic and foreign bribery was replaced by the Bribery Act 2010.

The new Act creates four new criminal offences: bribing, being bribed, bribing a foreign public official, and a corporate offence when a commercial organisation has failed to prevent bribery being carried out on its behalf by a person associated with it.

The new regime imposes serious sanctions (financial and custodial), and businesses need to take steps to ensure they do not fall foul of its wide-ranging powers. The Ministry of Justice has published guidance on the Act (based around six principles) to help organisations understand the legislation, deal with the risks of bribery and design their ‘adequate procedures'. The six principles are:

•    Proportionate procedures
•    Top-level commitment
•    Risk assessment
•    Due diligence
•    Communication (and training)
•    Monitoring and review.

Roles and Areas we cover within Fraud

  • Compliance & Corporate Governance (regulatory risk)

Compliance Jobs: The UK, EU and US are heavily regulated with the UK often having to incorpoate both EU and US legislation into its own compliance bodies rulebooks; particularly in Financial Services.set out by the PRA (Prudential Review Authority) and FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) which were born out of the former FSA (Financial Services Authority).  In Financial services we are often asked to provide staff who have the following skills:

  • Controlled Functions e.g. CF10/11
  • MLRO, AML, CTF, KYC
  • Basel 2/3
  • CASS
  • EMIR
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Basel
  • MiFID
  • Frank Dodd
  • SEPA
     
  • Accountancy & Audit

Accountancy and Audit Jobs: Part of all businesses small and large and again forming part of the regulatory environment in which companies must operate.  We also understand the differences across Practice, Commerce & Industry and Capital Markets / Banking. Our team have members who hold various accountancy qualifications and are fully able to understand your requirements across the varied and specialised areas of accountancy at all levels:

  • Financial Directors
  • Financial Controllers
  • Qualified Financial and Management Accounts
  • Specialists e.g.: Forensic Accounting, Product Controller, Project Accountant, Regulatory...
  • Assistant Accountant and Accounts Assistants
  • Sales Ledger/Credit Control, Purchase Ledger
  • Head of Audit/ Group Audit Managers etc
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Seniors, Semi Seniors...
     
  • legal & LegalTech (Digital Forensics and e-Discovery (EDRM))

We recruit for many Magic Circle and Silver Circle law firms for legal and legaltech (eDiscovery) staff and most of the UK's largest Forensic and e-Discovery Consultancies / Vendors e.g. Big4 across the full EDRM (Digital Forensc Collections, Processing, Review, Production).  if you require legal staff in Practice or In-house or Digital Forensic Investigations/eDiscovery (across Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) staff we are a market leader.

  • Legal Staff from Paralegal to Partners
  • Directors and Manager level staff in Forensics and e-Discovery
  • Consultants: Forensics, full EDRM Project Managers or Review/Case Managers/Litigation Support
  • Analysts and Paralegals

Key softwares include: Encase, AccessData, Nuix, Ringtail, Autonomy and most requested Relativity

  • IT Security/Cyber and Information Security (InfoSec)

Cyber Security Jobs: Companies are under attack as muck as governments although the CPT of cyber war may make more dramatic reading businesses of all sizes are have their systems penetrated, damages and their data destroyed or stolen. Brimstone provide you with the staff to protect your business systems and data.  From the Holistic CISO's down through the various skills we recruit across all ten of the CISSP domains.

  • CISO and Head of IT Security
  • Managers with various qualifications e.g. CISSP- electives and other ISC2 qualifications:
    • ISSAP - Architecure
    • ISSEP - Engineering
    • ISSMP - Management
  • SSCP 
  • CSSLP - Software
  • CCFP - Forensics
  • Penetration Testing: Check (CTM, CTL), CREST, Tiger Scheme, CEH
  • CISM, CISA
  • ISO27001 /2, PCI DSS, CLAS
     
  • Payments /ePayments /Cards and e-Commerce

Payments/ePayments Jobs: Brimstone work with global Payment Service Providers (PSP)/Transaction Service companies, gaming and eCommerce enterprises across a wide range of skill-sets with both unique skill sets to the industry e.g. PCI DSS, SEPA, EDI Standards.  Specific Payment Gateway experience, ewallet or Mobile Payments etc. and our other specialist skill sets but with a Payments background/experience.  We recruit for Licensors, Merchant Issuers, Merchant Aquirers, Merchants and specialist Technology companies for Fraud, Compliance, Risk...

  • Directors/ Head of...Risk, Fraud, Compliance, MLRO, Product, IT
  • Managers of...Risk, Fraud, Compliance, AML/CTF/KYC, Product, IT
  • Analysts for - Credit, Data...SAS, SPSS, R
     
  • Information Technology (I.T)

IT Jobs: Brimstone recruit across the full software development life cycle (SDLC) as well as Networks/Infrastructure and specialisms in Cyber and InfoSec.  Some examples of roles are:

  • Programme and Project Managers (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall etc.)
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers/Coders - various languages and development framworks- Agile or Waterfall
  • Testers - Regression, UAT
     
  • Big Data / Data Analytics (MI, BI, CI)

Big Data Jobs and Data Analytic Jobs: We specialise in Big Data and Data Analytics recruitment providing staff that can utilise both the traditional analytics tools and new big data tools.  We recruit for staff who can create, build as well as collect, manipulate, extract and analyse data.  Some roles/skills often requested are:

  • Data Scientists / Sr Data Analytics 
  • RDMS - Relational Database Management Skills
  • Cassandra
  • SQL and NoSQL database skills
  • Hadoop
  • PIG, HIVE
  • ETL
  • SAS, SPSS, R, Perl, Python, C++
  • SSIS, SSRS, CRM

Roles in Data and Big data are changing but you can roughly group them into three categories: people who write the algorithms and code to transverse the large amounts of data; statisticians / quantification experts; and artist-explorers- the creative people who can navigate content and find something others don't see.