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Compliance Officer 

Posted by Pentasia
  • Salary Attractive Salary
  • Reference 36148

My client a Financial Services company are looking for a Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Officer to join their fast growing and dynamic team. 

The chosen candidate will be involved in liaising closely with the Head of Compliance and MLRO in managing the Institution’s Regulatory Compliance and FCC risks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in maintaining a strong Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, and Counter-Terrorist Financing framework.
  • Support the Head of Compliance (HoC) in daily Compliance activities, 
  • Assist the HoC in overseeing and managing the Institution’s Compliance framework in line with MFSA regulations, FIAU Implementing Procedures, and industry best practices.
  • Review and update the Compliance and AML/CFT related policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of effective training programmes to support all staff in keeping up to date with developments in Regulatory Compliance and FCC matters.
  • Participate in Compliance risk assessments led by the Compliance and FCC Function and ensure that appropriate controls are in place to manage identified risks.
  • Support the HoC in maintaining a comprehensive Compliance Obligations Register, ensuring that the Institution’s Compliance framework meets regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the creation and updating of a Business Risk Assessment (BRA) for the Institution across its various activities.
  • Assist with the reporting to regulators, such as the Risk Evaluation Questionnaire to be submitted to the FIAU on a regular basis and other ad-hoc reporting as required.
  • Review alerts generated during Client Screening & Transaction Monitoring activities undertaken by the Institution.
  • Escalate suspicious activity and/or transactions to the MLRO.
  • Provide guidance to the business on compliance matters, ensuring that all activities are conducted in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Be actively involved in the Due Diligence activities performed by the Institution during client onboarding (B2B and B2C).


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role within the financial services industry.
  • A Higher Education Qualification in Finance, Banking, or in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge of the applicable local and EU legislation and supporting regulations.
  • Working knowledge of CDD/KYC requirements for different types of client onboarding and transaction monitoring.
  • Experience in undertaking onsite inspections/audits etc will be considered to be an asset.
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, and possesses strong interpersonal skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.

There is an attractive salary available 

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