Internal Auditor

within Internal Audit


Internal Auditor

within Internal Audit

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    Internal Audit

About Internal Audit

The Internal Audit function within the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is established through the provisions of Article 12B of the MFSA Act (Cap. 330) which further establishes the structure, objectives and authority of the Internal Audit.  The Internal Audit Charter defines in general terms the purpose, scope of work, accountability, responsibility and authority of the Internal Audit function with the MFSA. It establishes the position of the Internal Audit function within the MFSA, authorises access to records, personnel and physical properties relevant to the performance of an audit engagement and defines the type and scope of the internal audit activities.

The Role

The responsibilities of the eventual appointee shall include the following:

  • The participation in risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects.
  • Exhibit the highest level of professional objectivity in gathering, evaluating and communicating information about the activity or process being examined.
  • Assist in performing internal audit services in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Conduct risk assessment of assigned department or function within established/required timeline.
  • Assist in communicating findings to senior management; prepare and present reports that reflect audit findings.
  • Monitor and assess the implementation status of agreed audit recommendations and report thereon to the Head of Internal Audit.
  • Provide appropriate independent advice regarding governance, risk management and internal control processes for the better functioning of the MFSA.
  • Assist in internal or external investigations of identified or alleged fraudulent activities, theft and corrupt practices with the MFSA in accordance with the Anti-Fraud Policy of the MFSA.
  • Maintain open communication within the Internal Audit Function, with the statutory external auditors of the MFSA and to provide the assistance and reliance required for the fulfilment of the statutory audit of the MFSA.
  • Exercise the highest professional care in carrying out audit engagements and shall, as a minimum, observe the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding audit rules, best practices and techniques.
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be directed form time to time by line management

About You

We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in Accounting/Auditing/Finance/Management or a related qualification. 

The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

You will also possess a minimum of three (3) years working experience in a related area. 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 of relevant experience in a related area, 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 Reference: 646/2020