Senior Officer – Financial Crime Compliance

The selected candidate will join the Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) team ensuring adherence to applicable regulations and standards by setting the policies that cover the Group’s regulatory requirements. Reporting to the Money Laundering Risk Officer (MLRO), the candidate will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of systems, processes and controls related to the prevention of financial crime. These include Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF), Anti Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Sanctions Regimes.


Malta * Full-time

Duties and responsibilities

  •  Assisting the MLRO in ensuring compliance with laws, rules, regulations and directives issued pursuant to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, Bribery & Corruption and Sanctions regulations
  • Assisting the MLRO in overseeing the Financial Crime Compliance processes in line with Bank’s standards and regulatory obligations
  • Assisting the MLRO with the delivery and completion of the Compliance Monitoring Plan in assessing the effectiveness of processes and controls in relation to Financial Crime Risks
  • Assisting in the investigation and adjudication of client screening and transaction monitoring alerts
  • Interacting and collaborating with other departments on Financial Crime related issues and enquiries
  • Compliance related issues and enquiries
  • Providing ongoing input and/or feedback on the processes and tools, with the aim to improve the efficiency of the team
  • Assisting in requests for information and documentation received from the FIAU, Police Authorities, Courts of Malta and other authorities in a timely manner

Required knowledge, skills and experience

  • First Degree in Banking or Compliance or an equivalent technical knowledge of the regulatory framework and common practises in compliance within the Financial Services Industry
  • Certificate in Compliance or Financial Crime Prevention
  • Preferably possess good IT skills, including proficiency in Microdoft Excel, Financial Crime software implementation, database management and SQL knowledge. Familiarity with cloud computing and AI machine learning is a plus. The ideal candidate should be able to troubleshoot technical issues and contribute to the FCC team’s technological advancements
  • A minimum of 12 months experience in a risk management position.

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