Analyst (On-site Supervision)

within Financial Crime Compliance


Analyst (On-site Supervision)

within Financial Crime Compliance

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    Onsite Supervision

About Financial Crime Compliance

Financial Crime Compliance is a dedicated AML/CFT Supervisory Function established to strengthen the MFSA’s role in preventing the use and involvement of Licence Holders in money laundering and financing of terrorism.

The function is split into two focused teams; Onsite & Offsite. The Onsite Team operates alongside the FIAU in conducting AML related supervisory inspections on Licence Holders. The Offsite and Risk Analysis Team is dedicated to mitigating and detecting risks through constantly monitoring authorised persons.

The Role

The Analyst (On-site Supervision) will form part of a supervisory team. The duties of the Analyst shall primarily consist in the supervision of AML/CFT compliance by MFSA financial services licence holders which are considered as Subject Persons. The main purpose is to monitor the level of compliance with the applicable AML/CFT law, regulations and FIAU Implementing Procedures. 

The duties and responsibilities of the Analyst shall include:

  • Conducting onsite visits, including leading supervisory visits in the supervision of AML/CFT Compliance of financial services licence holders;
  • Coordination with Supervisory Functions and with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU);
  • Coordination with Subject Persons;
  • Carrying out pre-visit preparatory work;
  • Analysis of documentation;
  • Carrying out post-visit work – preparation of visit reports and findings letters;
  • Attending meetings with Subject Persons as necessary;
  • Attending FIAU Compliance Monitoring Committee meetings;
  • Attending and providing input at training/technical meetings;
  • Compiling supervisory information for statistical purposes;
  • Take an active role in ad hoc investigatory work;
  • Completing projects and working with the team as needed;
  • Advising and acting as a point of reference to other members of staff in your area of expertise;
  • Fostering a good working relationship with internal and external stakeholders, while maintaining high quality standard of work throughout; and

Undertaking other tasks/duties which may be assigned from time to time

About You

To qualify for this role, you should have a solid academic background in financial services, management, criminology, law, accountancy, risk or in another related background at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, in a relevant area.

A sound knowledge of anti-money laundering legislation and other financial services legislation and familiarity with the financial services regulatory framework would be considered as an asset.

You will also possess a minimum of three (3) years working in the area of financial services ideally with experience in financial services compliance environment or in law. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least seven (7) years within a compliance or an investigative and/or analytical environment, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

How to apply

or query further information

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to [email protected]

Other Important Information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Jobsplus permit no: 478/2022