Job Title

Head of Compliance

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Job Description

Company Introduction

Our client is a modern, sophisticated legal practice.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Reporting to the Chairperson;
  • Responsible for the implementation and management of all aspects of compliance and AML / KYC processes within the organization;
  • Preparing and delivering internal reports to the and senior management;
  • Co-ordinating all regulatory reporting to the MFSA, MBR, FIAU, NSO and other regulatory or governmental entities;
  • Ensuring the company’s compliance with internal and external compliance and AML requirements;
  • Drafting, maintaining, assessing and updating suitable compliance and AML frameworks, communicating them to staff and providing or coordinating all necessary training;
  • Designing and implementing standard procedures aimed at facilitating compliance;
  • Developing and implementing the company’s compliance monitoring program;
  • Monitoring, managing and overseeing compliance processes;
  • Acting as MLRO and compliance officer for the organization;
  • Developing and overseeing client onboarding processes;
  • Keeping updated on developments in the legal and regulatory framework any contributions to the shaping of such industry-wide policies through the appropriate industry and pressure groups;
  • Maintaining the business risk assessment and reporting significant risks to the Partners, Directors and senior management;
  • The first contact person for the company for any compliance issues;
  • Developing and delivering adequate AML training to staff members.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years' compliance experience in a similar role, within a legal, banking, financial services and/or corporate services environment;
  • Strong regulatory background;
  • Preferably already be recognized as ‘fit and proper’ by the MFSA (PQ’d);
  • Hold suitable compliance qualifications.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Extensive knowledge of AML, FATCA and CRS and the regulatory frameworks for law firms, CSPs and Trustees;
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization;
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver within tight time frames;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
Tags: AML, Client Relations, Compliance, CRS, MFSA, Monitoring, Risk analysis, Training

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