Financial Crime Compliance Manager

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance, Financial Crime & Fraud
Contact name: Francesca Buhagiar

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15089
Published: about 2 months ago

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Financial Crime Compliance Manager to join an established company within the Financial services industry. The chosen candidate will also act as Designate Employee. 
Reporting to the Senior FCC Manager/MLRO, the selected candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the anti-financial crime compliance function, and will assist in developing and implementing policies, procedures, systems and controls related to financial crime.

Our client is a well-established financial services company.

Duties include: 

  • Ensuring compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and directives issued pursuant to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR), Bribery & Corruption, and Sanctions regulations

  • Overseeing and managing the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and payments processes and controls in line with the company's standards and regulatory obligations, including monitoring of transactions

  • Supporting the Senior FCC Manager/MLRO in driving multiple, concurrent work streams, review specific deliverables and ensure that project deadlines are met.

  • Proactively engaging and collaborating with First Line key stakeholders to advise on the design of systems, controls and risks pertaining to AML and Sanctions

  • Providing oversight and assurance by means of thematic reviews, the effective application of the adopted measures, policies, controls and procedures to ensure compliance with its AML/CFT obligations as part of the overall Financial Crime monitoring plan.

  • Produce regular financial crime management information to be presented to senior management

  • Acting as an escalation point for other departments on issues related to Financial Crime Compliance; namely AML/TF, Sanctions and Anti Bribery and Corruption providing practical advice on required actions

  • Proactively manage, develop and upskill a team of FCC Officers and Senior Officers and address the allocation of resources on an ongoing basis 

  • Assisting in the identification, investigation, and escalation of suspicious financial crime activity and acting as Designated Employee in accordance with the PMLFTR and FIAU Implementing Procedures

  • Managing requests for information and documentation received from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), Police Authorities, Courts of Malta and providing timely reports on financial crime activities

Requirements: 

  • First Degree in Banking or Compliance or an equivalent professional qualification 

  • Strong technical knowledge of the regulatory framework, international standards and common practises in financial crime compliance within the Financial Services Industry

  • Minimum of 3 years of practical experience in FCC roles 

  • Experience in testing, sampling and assurance of processes to mitigate risk and/or financial crime investigations is considered an asset


An attractive salary package will be offered to the chosen candidate.