Career Opportunity

Cash Restrictions Senior Manager

Jobsplus Permit No. 582/2020

In line with the aim of further strengthening Malta’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, the FIAU has been tasked with the implementation of a new cash restriction policy. The policy aims to limit the use of cash in certain sectors of the Maltese economy so as to decrease the possibility that these sectors be exploited for ML/FT purposes.

In this regard, the FIAU is seeking to recruit a Senior Manager within the Cash Restrictions Section, who will be directly reporting to the Director and/or Deputy Director.

The Role

As a Senior Manager within the Cash Restrictions Section, the candidate will be responsible for the overall operations of the Section, improve the Section’s efficiency and take decisions unilaterally when asked to do so, together with the following:

  • Ensure maintenance of and adherence to the cash restrictions law and maintain proper supervision and compliance;
  • Retrieve, analyse, transform and report data through business intelligence tools;
  • Drafting of policies, processes & procedures;
  • Liaise, coordinate and cooperate with various stakeholders, and Competent Authorities including Government agencies;
  • Carrying out onsite, desk based visits, to gather the necessary information;
  • Assist and liaise with the enforcement of both administrative and criminal aspects of the law;
  • Provide support during FIAU ad hoc projects;
  • Provide training on cash restrictions matters during seminars and events organised by the FIAU;
  • Assess electronic tools and software for the analysis of data;
  • Assist with the establishment of a committee which will oversee the supervisory and enforcement aspects of the law;
  • Collect and maintain comprehensive statistical data required to be maintained and analyse the data collected on a periodical basis;
  • To plan the operations and goals of the team in a way that these meet the section’s priorities, targets and deliverables;
  • To coordinate available resources and officers in a way to maximize the section’s efficiency;
  • To ensure that the officers in the team are adequately trained for the purposes of carrying out their duties;
  • To provide officers with enough guidance, support, leadership and direction necessary to ensure that they are able to reach their targets;
  • To monitor, follow up and review the work of officers within the section to identify areas which need improvement and to ensure that the quality of the officers’ work is satisfactory;
  • To carry out performance appraisals and one-to-one meetings as may be required from time to time;
  • To represent the FIAU at international meetings, workshops, and court sittings as necessary;
  • To evaluate, review and assess the team’s operations and report on such matters when asked to do so;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Director and/or Deputy Director.

Requirements

  • University degree at a National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better preferably in Law, Accountancy, Forensic Accountancy, Audit, or Finance;
  • Candidates in possession of a University degree in any other subject will also be eligible for this post, provided that they have proven working experience of a minimum of three (3) years in a financial services, financial intelligence or a regulatory ambit;
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant EU Directives and related domestic legislation that govern financial and ancillary services;
  • Outstanding leadership, organisational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills and a proven track record of technical competence, efficiency, leadership, ethical responsibility, and diligence;
  • Fluency in both Maltese and English languages is essential.

We Offer

  • A dynamic working environment
  • Excellent career prospects
  • An attractive remuneration package, excluding other staff benefits
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Flexi Time
  • Team building events
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