Job Title

Head of Compliance

Required Skills

Job Description

Company Introduction

Our client is an international corporate service provider.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Head our local compliance department which ensures that its clients comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as supervisory requirements and internal policies and procedures;
  • Provide necessary advice and guidance to the finance and legal account managers on the full range of compliance topics, including AML, sanctions, privacy, conflicts of interest, outsourcing, licensing and more, all in accordance with the relevant regulations;
  • Provide support to the finance and legal account managers and compliance officers as well in the process of client acceptance and client file reviews, ensuring accuracy and completeness of the client files;
  • Assisting legal and finance account managers with compliance issues during the client’s life cycle;
  • 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;
  • 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 and act as liaison with the MFSA on all regulatory and compliance matters.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant study and supplemented with a compliance degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of compliance experience in the financial services industry;
  • Experience with compliance issues relating to regulatory and governance requirements and curiosity about regulatory developments.

Personal Skills

  • Strong understanding of risk management and an affinity with integrity, culture and governance requirements;
  • Strong organizational and effective communication skills;
  • A professional and hands-on work mentality;
  • Proven team spirit and coaching skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Self-starting mentality and regularly taking initiative;
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English.

Team Leader & Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sectors Finance, Legal & Compliance, Risk & Fraud


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