Sanctions & Fraud Assistant 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 twelve retail branches spread across the Maltese Islands.

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Duties & Responsibilities

At BNF Bank plc, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of compliance and integrity. Our Financial Crime Compliance [FCC] department is instrumental in safeguarding the bank and our customers from financial crime risks. We are looking for a detail-oriented and proactive Sanctions & Fraud Assistant Manager to join our team and support our efforts in sanctions compliance and fraud prevention.

You will be responsible for:

  • carrying out investigations into potential sanctions breaches and fraud incidents;
  • ensuring that unusual activity relating to sanctions or fraud is escalated and reported accordingly;
  • developing and updating policies and procedures related to sanctions compliance and fraud prevention;
  • assessing, benchmarking and recommending enhancements in the financial crime, sanctions and fraud controls;
  • providing regular reports on sanctions screening and fraud detection activities to the Investigations, Sanctions & Fraud Manager;
  • supporting training initiatives on sanctions and fraud prevention for staff across the bank;
  • staying informed on the latest trends and regulatory changes in financial crime;
  • assisting in preparing and presenting findings to senior management and regulatory bodies; and
  • collaborating 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 have a positive attitude, be well-organised and meticulous, with a disposition to learn and a team-oriented approach to work.

You must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree in finance, financial crime compliance, criminology, or a related field;
  • have a minimum of three years’ of experience in financial crime compliance, investigations, or a related field;
  • be reliable and trustworthy, well organised, willing to learn and have a team-oriented approach;
  • have knowledge of sanctions regulations and compliance requirements;
  • have understanding of fraud detection and prevention techniques;
  • have proficiency in using sanctions screening and fraud detection tools and system;
  • have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • be detail-oriented with strong organisational skills;
  • have ability to work independently and as part of a team; and
  • mentor and coach other team members in the team.

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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