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Junior Analyst – Accountant within Securities and Markets Supervision

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Job Reference:

    SMS/034/2020

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry:

    02 May 00:00

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

  • Skills tags:

    Accountancy

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​About Securities and Markets Supervision

The Securities and Markets Supervision section is responsible for supervising investment services licence holders, collective investment schemes, regulated markets, central securities depositories, financial and non-financial entities falling under the scope of EMIR and recognised private collective investment schemes, registered tied agents and recognised administrators. The function is also responsible for the regulation and oversight of activities in capital markets including the processing of applications for admissibility to listing on Regulated Markets, the processing of notifications in terms of the Securitisation Act, the supervision of the continuing obligations of Listed Companies on Regulated Markets in Malta, the supervision of the markets to identify any market abuse and to carry out any appropriate reviews where applicable.

The Role

  • Assist in the review of the Annual and Interim financial reports published by listed entities;

  • Provide assistance to direct superiors in the performance of examinations of financial information including annual and interim financial statements and the financial analysis summaries issued by Listed Companies in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Listing Rules and ESMA Guidelines on the Enforcement of Financial Information (as applicable);

  • Review Company Announcements and provide input in relation to financial information disclosed;

  • Assist in the drafting of reports, compilation of tables, and other documentation as may required;

  • Provide assistance in focused reviews of financial statements of Listed Companies;

  • Provide assistance to direct superiors in correspondence with Listed Companies and their auditors on accounting issues, including the application of specific IFRS. The selected candidate may be also involved in on-site compliance visits;

  • Assisting in the maintenance of internal compliance logs including the financial information calendar and breaches log;

  • Carrying out work related to EU developments;

  • Liaising with other regulatory Units within MFSA;

  • Undertake such other tasks as may be directed form time to time by line management.

About You

The ideal candidate must be in possession of a Masters in Accountancy degree or an equivalent qualification in the field of the Accountancy profession.

You should also be:

  • Interested in the area of capital markets and the ongoing supervision of listed entities.

  • Methodological approach and have a challenging mind in the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and General Acceptable Accounting Principles.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Team Player.

  • Committed to work and the organisation.

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.