Job Title

MLRO / Senior Compliance Officer

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Job Description

Company Introduction

Our client is a boutique international tax and law firm.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensuring the company’s compliance with internal and external AML requirements, regulations and directives, and legislation;
  • Managing, training and providing inspired leadership to a small team of Compliance Administrators who assist with day-to-day compliance tasks and duties;
  • Overseeing the administration of compliance processes, ensuring that client files are reviewed and updated on a regular basis through ongoing monitoring;
  • Drafting, maintaining, and periodically assessing/updating the company’s compliance and AML framework, policies and procedures; ensuring that the company is operating within all required standards;
  • Acting as the company’s MLRO, ensuring the firm’s compliance with AML/CFT controls, reporting any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities and assisting in investigations accordingly;
  • Responsible for record-keeping, filing internal and external reports, developing and overseeing client onboarding processes, and ensuring that due diligence and KYC checks are being properly carried out on both prospective and current clients;
  • Developing and delivering adequate AML training to staff members to ensure awareness and see that the correct procedures are being followed;
  • Keeping updated on any changes or developments in relevant laws, regulations or requirements, communicating such developments to management and staff members, and taking the necessary actions to ensure the firm’s continued compliance;
  • Acting as the main point of contact for any compliance-related matters and responding to all reasonable requests;
  • Handling regulatory reporting to the MFSA, FIAU and any other entities, and ensuring that all compliance reports are submitted timely and accurately;
  • Maintaining the business risk assessment and reporting significant risks to the Directors and senior management; Applicants should have the following minimum qualifications and skills.

Experience

  • Possess at least three years’ local compliance experience in a similar role, preferably in a Corporate Services or legal environment;
  • Extensive knowledge of AML, FATCA and CRS, and compliance-related directives and procedures;
  • Must be recognized by the MFSA (PQ’d);
  • Qualified lawyers and/or candidates with a qualification in Compliance will be given preference;

Personal Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, fluency in other languages will be considered an asset;
  • The ability to work on his/her own initiative and in a team;
  • Proven ability to meet and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills;
  • An eye for detail and accuracy;
  • Honesty, integrity and strong decision-making skills are required for the successful performance of this role.

Career Opportunities

  • An agile, vibrant, and multicultural company;
  • Regular social events;
  • Ultra-modern, luxury penthouse offices with panoramic views and direct;
  • Access to 550 square meters of outdoor terraces, dining and relaxation areas;
  • Opportunities to develop and grow;
  • Support for continued education, including paid study leave;
  • Opportunities to attend seminars, conferences, networking and training events;
  • Exposure to working with international clients involved in a wide array of industries;
  • Free underground parking;
  • Coffee, fruit and breakfast snacks.
Tags: AIFMD, Change Management, Compliance, Data Protection, Decision Making, English, MFSA, Organisational and Time Management, PQ, Report Writing, Reporting, Written and Oral English Communication

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