MLRO

Malta  |   

One of our clients, an established accounting and audit firm with a strong international presence, is looking to recruit an MLRO to join their company.

Duties include:

  • Ensure that the Firm is always compliant with Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), MFSA, and other pertinent regulations 
  • Act as primary contact with the FIAU, while maintaining effective relationships with other governmental bodies/agencies, handling any request or inquiry in an open and cooperative manner 
  • Be knowledgeable on the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, (Cap. 373) and provisions amending the Act, the Regulations made thereunder, as well as the Implementing Procedures and any guidance notes issued by the FIAU 
  • Ensure that all the Firm’s employees are adequately trained in money laundering and terrorist finance prevention, that the standards and scope of the training are appropriate, and that appropriate training records are kept 
  • Ensure that proper Customer Due Diligence procedures are in place and that the procedures set out in the FIAU Implementing Procedures relating to the identification and verification of natural or legal persons are complied with 
  • Maintain the Firm’s anti-money laundering and combating the funding of terrorism policy in-line with evolving statutory and regulatory obligations 
  • Maintain the Firm’s internal reporting procedure to ensure that employees can report any such suspicious transactions without hindrance and that clear reporting lines are in place 
  • Work closely with the Firm’s Risk Manager to ensure that the Firm’s risk management policies, risk assessment profile and their application are adequately documented 
  • Collaborate with the Firm’s Risk Manager and Internal Compliance Team to maintain appropriate risk-based monitoring processes that are proportionate to the Firm's operations' scale, nature, and complexity 
  • Ensure all internal suspicious activity reports received are investigated without delay 
  • Represent the Firm to all external agencies, e.g., regulators or law enforcement agencies, and in any other third-party enquiries related to money laundering prevention, investigation, or compliance 
  • Promptly respond to any reasonable request for information from the regulator and/or law enforcement agencies 
  • Ensure all reporting obligations are met, including the preparation and timely submission of the yearly Risk Evaluation Questionnaires (REQs) for each entity forming part of the subject person;  
  • Prepare an MLRO report to the board of directors on an annual basis 
  • Ensure that the legal reporting obligations, such as CASPAR reporting, of the Firm are fulfilled errorless every time, on time 
  • Have the ability to exert effective influence over the Firm’s AML/CFT measures, policies, controls and procedures;   
  • Be able to communicate freely and directly with the Board of Directors, when necessary.  

Skill-sets and Requirements

  • At least 5 years` of local experience in an AML/CFT
  • Sound working knowledge of the laws governing the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Malta, the FIAU Implementing Procedures, the relevant EU legislation, and the international standards.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English
  • CSP/Trusts/Funds business experience
  • MiFID II and MFSA rules knowledge and experience

Education & Experience

Masters in Law or equivalent

Job Reference: FO616


  • Primary job focus
    Compliance
  • Job type
    Full Time
  • Employment level
    Experienced (3 years +)
  • Employer industry
    Financial Services
  • Languages
    English, Maltese
  • Job Reference
    FO616
  • Date Published
    09/06/2022
  • Status
    Interviewing

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