Investigations, Sanctions & Fraud Manager


We're a leading financial institution, a key player in the Maltese market and part of a highly diversified multi-national group of companies. Employing a team of over 270 employees, the Bank offers a full range of lending and savings solutions to both personal and business customers. We strive to offer a highly personalised service through our network of thirteen retail branches spread across the Maltese Islands.

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Duties & Responsibilities

At BNF Bank plc, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of compliance and integrity. Our Financial Crime Compliance [FCC] department plays a crucial role in protecting the bank and our customers from financial crime risks. We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Investigations, Sanctions & Fraud Manager to join our team and lead our efforts in preventing, detecting, and investigating financial crime.

You will be responsible for:

  • leading and managing the investigations, sanctions, and fraud teams to ensure timely and effective responses to financial crime threats;
  • conducting complex investigations pertinent to financial crime, terrorist financing, fraud or potential bypassing of sanctions;
  • ensuring that internal reports escalated from other departments and investigations triggered by FCC are analysed and processed in a timely manner;
  • developing and implementing robust policies and procedures to mitigate financial crime risks;
  • ensuring compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements;
  • coordinating with law enforcement and regulatory agencies as necessary;
  • providing guidance and training to staff on financial crime prevention;
  • preparing and presenting detailed reports on investigations and their outcomes to senior management and regulatory bodies;
  • overseeing the implementation of sanctions screening processes and systems;
  • representing the Bank on external committees as may be assigned from time to time; and
  • leading/Collaborating and working with other team members within FCC or other departments on ad hoc projects which may be assigned by the Head of FCC from time to time.

Competencies & Experience

The potential candidate should be reliable and trustworthy, well-organised with a disposition to learn and have a team-oriented approach.

You must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree in finance, financial crime compliance, criminology, or a related field. A Master’s degree will be considered as an asset;
  • have a minimum of five years’ experience in financial crime compliance, investigations, or a related field;
  • have proven track record of managing complex investigations and leading teams;
  • mentor and coach other team members within the team;
  • have strong understanding of AML, CFT and sanctions regulations;
  • have proficiency in financial crime investigation techniques and fraud detection technologies;
  • have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills; and
  • have high level of integrity and ethical standards.

What we Offer

  • Ongoing personal development;
  • Preferential interest rates on home loans, personal loans and home value loans;
  • Comprehensive support for academic advancement through fully subsidized staff study loans;
  • Private clinic health insurance coverage, extendable to dependants;
  • Life insurance and personal accident cover;
  • Free ophthalmic examinations;
  • Private counselling sessions in collaboration with Richmond Foundation;
  • Additional half-day leave for birthday celebrations;
  • Annual performance appraisals and salary reviews;
  • €250 annual wellness allowance;
  • Complimentary mammogram screenings for female employees aged over 40 and PSA screenings for male employees aged over 40;
  • Flexible work arrangements (role permitting); and
  • Various corporate discounts.

BNF Bank plc is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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