Legal, Risk and Compliance Advisor

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance
Contact name: Francesca Buhagiar

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 15352
Published: 11 months ago
Our well-established client within the corporate services industry is seeking to recruit an ambitious and driven Legal, Risk & Compliance Advisor to support their internal Legal governance and risk management processes. The role will also support more senior colleagues in advising clients in relation to compliance and licensing application processes in various regulated industries.
The role reports into the Senior Manager for Tax and Regulated Industries. 

Duties include: 
  • Drafting and reviewing of contracts and agreements;
  • Assisting in various areas of specialisation, including; Corporate, Gaming and Financial Services;
  • Assisting in the day-to-day planning and management of the clients’ compliance activities and obligations imposed by the MGA, MFSA and the FIAU, in line with legislation and regulations;
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of risk management policies and procedures that help the Company to identify, assess, manage and report risks associated with all its business functions;
  • Monitoring and coordinating external regulatory and AML compliance activities and remaining in control of the status of all compliance activities and identify trends;
  • Assisting in regular regulatory compliance and MLRO reports;
  • Assisting with the review and oversight or maintenance of all necessary registers including but not limited to Personal Data, Complaints, SAR/STRs, PEPs, Rejected Business, Closed Business, Training, Beneficial Ownership etc;
  • Assisting in on-boarding procedures and ongoing reviews for clients;
  • Assisting in developing, initiating, maintaining, revising, upholding and monitoring policies and procedures in accordance with the MFSA’s rules and regulations, AML-CFT, CSP and Sanctions;
  • Assisting with the management and development of systems and tools in relation to risk and compliance;
  • Keeping abreast of all relevant laws and regulations and their development including all regulatory and AML compliance matters and discussing such with the internal Compliance Team and other members of the management team, as may be required;
  • Supporting in internal legal & compliance matters
  • A legal warrant of practice issued in Malta backed up by further relevant qualifications;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience post-warrant, ideally within the financial, legal and/or corporate service sectors;
  • An interest in Risk and a willingness to receive training in Risk Management to eventually take on the role of Risk Management Officer for the Company;
  • Knowledgeable in MFSA legislation, able to assist more senior lawyers with their portfolio and support them through the necessary licensing process;
  • Impeccable fluency in written and spoken English;
  • A 5-star service mentality, ensuing client satisfaction in every interaction whilst demonstrating a solid business acumen;
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Highly organised, efficient and able to manage own workload with minimal supervision;
  • Proficient in the use of all Microsoft applications.
An attractive salary package will be offered to the selected candidate.