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Analyst (Accountant – Continuing Obligations)

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    Financial Services

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    about 1 year ago

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  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

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Dear Candidate, kindly note that this role is not managed by Castille. The Client is responsible to manage the application process.

​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

  • Review of the Annual and Interim financial reports published by listed entities;

  • Examine 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;

  • Draft reports, compilation of tables, and other documentation as may required;

  • Perform focused reviews of financial statements of Listed Companies;

  • Correspond 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;

  • Maintain internal compliance logs including the financial information calendar and breaches log;

  • Carry out work related to EU developments;

  • Liaise 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.

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 in the area of financial services.

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.

You should also have:

  • A 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