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Junior Analyst within Enforcement - MFSA

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Job Reference:

    EU/026/2021

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry:

    2021-05-31

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

  • Skills tags:

    Finance

The Enforcement Function is responsible for reviewing the actions and where necessary conducting investigations of licence holders who have or are suspected of having committed serious compliance failures, serious misconduct or any other serious breaches of the law. The Enforcement Function also investigates the actions of persons carrying out financial services activities without having the necessary licence or authorisation.

The Role

When taking on this role you will work closely with and support senior management within the Enforcement Function. As a Junior Analyst you will primarily be reviewing the actions and where necessary conduct the investigations of financial services licence holders or other authorised persons and/or their officials who have or are suspected of having committed serious compliance failures, serious misconduct or any other serious breaches of applicable laws, regulations, rules or other regulatory requirements. The Junior Analyst will also be responsible for the investigation of persons carrying on financial services activities without having the necessary licence or authorisation.

Within this role your duties will include:

  • Investigation of licence holders, unauthorised business, financial crime and referral to the police;

  • Coordination and cooperation with supervisory functions within the MFSA;

  • Discussing investigative strategy with senior management;

  • Collection of information, documentation and evidence;

  • Attending meetings with licence holders and unauthorised persons under investigation;

  • Conducting onsite investigation visits and surprise inspections;

  • Analysing, assessing and discussing findings of investigations;

  • Identifying breaches or wrongdoing;

  • Preparing investigation reports, memos and correspondence;

  • Consideration of representations received and discussing them with senior management;

  • Preparing memos for submission to the MFSA's decision making body & later following up on decisions taken;

  • Attending court sittings as necessary;

  • Investigation of dubious and/or fraudulent activities or schemes;

  • Internet searches and investigations;

  • Preparing notices and warnings to the public;

  • Compiling reports for and attending meeting with the police, FIAU, and other regulatory authorities;

  • Other duties and tasks as may be assigned by senior management.

About You

To qualify for this role you should have a solid academic background in financial services, accountancy, law or in another related background, a sound knowledge of financial services legislation and familiarity with the financial services regulatory framework. A relevant Post-Graduate Degree would be considered as an advantage.

You should also have 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.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least five (5) years within a compliance or an investigative and/or analytical environment, we would still be interested in speaking with you.