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Senior Analyst within Due Diligence - MFSA

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Attractive

  • Job Reference:

    DD/007/2021

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry:

    2021-05-31

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

​The Due Diligence function is responsible for conducting due diligence checks on persons being proposed to take on approved positions within entities licensed by the MFSA. Among its many duties, the function is responsible for carrying out probity screenings in relation to all qualifying shareholders as well as key functionaries within a licensed entity. The Due Diligence Function shall also be responsible for carrying out ongoing checks, on a risk-based approach, to verify that approved persons are still of good repute.

The Role

  • Act as a reference point and leading analyst responsible for due diligence at various levels;

  • Manage the team's case management workflow by assigning and tracking cases and reporting of management information to senior management;

  • Coordination and cooperation with other internal and external stakeholders;

  • Probity screening in relation to all qualifying shareholders as well key functionaries within a licensed entity in applications;

  • Carry out Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) and address higher risk situations, including adverse media and other complex involvements;

  • Carry out ongoing checks on a risk-based approach to verify that approved persons are of good repute;

  • Participate in interviews with applicants as required;

  • Conducting Internet searches and investigations;

  • Analysing, assessing, discussing and presenting of findings of investigations to senior management;

  • Preparing investigation reports, memos and correspondence;

  • Participate in the development of a team strategy with senior management;

  • Participate in the development of internal and external policies and guidelines;

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

About You

To qualify for this job, you will need to have academic qualification in Financial Services, Criminology or in another related background at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, in a relevant area. If your qualifications are not Maltese, please make sure that they are certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

A sound knowledge of financial services legislation and familiarity with the financial service's regulatory framework, and an understanding of financial crime, including money laundering and funding of terrorism, is required. A relevant Post-Graduate Degree would be considered as an advantage.

You will also need to have at least five (5) years experience working in an area relevant to the role. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

The following skill set is a must for this position:

  • The ability to multi-task and work on own initiative;

  • The ability to work in a team;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • The ability to cope with a large volume of work, prioritise and deliver under pressure;

  • Sound analytical and judgmental skills.