HEAD OF COMPLIANCE & MLRO
Our client is a vibrant and international company that delivers high quality, tailored solutions to a wide portfolio of financial institutions, corporations and individuals.
You will be working in a continuously changing international environment with an informal culture, which promotes a healthy balance between hard work and good fun.
The definition of ‘compliance’ for our client covers much more than rules. Their compliance agenda is not solely driven by regulations; they take time and effort to ensure that their processes are fit for purpose in order to understand and manage their risks. They focus on 'soft controls' instead of checklists and strongly encourage their employees to think for themselves. As every client is different, they look for a balanced approach rather than relying on rigid procedures and checklists.
Provide ad- hoc advice and guidance to the finance and legal teams on the full range of compliance topics, including AML, sanctions, privacy, conflicts of interest, outsourcing, licensing etc. in accordance with the relevant regulations
Provide support to the finance and legal teams and compliance officers as well in the process of client acceptance and client file reviews, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the client files
Assisting the legal and finance teams with compliance issues during the client’s life cycle (client acceptance due diligence, transaction monitoring, periodic reviews, and exit)
Provide training and support to the business and compliance officers to continuously enhance awareness and understanding of compliance risks and regulations
Establish and implement effective and pragmatic processes and procedures to mitigate compliance risks
Guide and oversee the business in their executions of key risk management processes, as it relates to compliance risks
Continuously liaise with management board to ensure appropriate action is taken to address identified issues
Be the owner of a number of group compliance policies and contribute actively to the development and maintenance of the related control framework
Prepare compliance risk reports for the management board and senior management
Taking part in various projects and working groups and work together with compliance officers of the wider compliance team in other jurisdictions where our clients operates
Act as coach for other compliance officers and take a lead role in further development of the Malta compliance team
Participate in Client Acceptance Meetings, Internal Compliance Meetings, Business Compliance Meetings and Compliance Management Meetings
Implement and manage an effective Compliance Monitoring Programme.
Advise management on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations through detailed reports.
Regularly audit company procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible weaknesses or risks.
Act as approved compliance officer and MLRO for the licensed entities of TM Malta and act as liaison with the MFSA on all regulatory and compliance matters.
Master’s degree in a relevant study (e.g. Law, Economics, Criminology) supplemented with a compliance degree
Minimum of 5 years of compliance experience in the financial services industry
Familiar with compliance systems and processes
Experience with compliance issues relating to regulatory and governance requirements and curiosity about regulatory developments
Understanding of risk management
Affinity with integrity, culture and governance requirements
Strong organizational and effective communication skills
A professional and hands-on work mentality
Proven team spirit
Proven coaching skills
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
Self-starting mentality, taking initiatives
Excellent communication skills in English (both orally and in writing)
You will receive a competitive salary, holiday allowance, private health insurance, and international career opportunities in theother offices
Academy with soft skills, knowledge and leadership development trainings.
Regular social events with your colleagues
Annual ski trip
Interaction with more than 30 international colleagues in Malta and more than 200 colleagues worldwide
Daily fresh fruit and weekly team lunches
SpotOn Connections offers international recruitment solutions and career consultancy for all industries across Europe. We deliver a premium service at all stages of the recruitment process, taking the time to get to know our clients and candidates on a personal level so that we can make the perfect match. Our network of consultants come from a recruitment background, with particular specialisation on the finance, legal, technical, and multilingual industries. We currently have offices in Malta and Portugal.