Career Opportunities - Legal & Compliance Unit

The Bank is seeking to recruit an Official to join its Legal and Compliance Unit.  

If you are interested in joining the Bank’s team and satisfy the requirements outlined hereunder, then we are interested in you. 

Who we are

We are 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 200 employees, the Bank offers a full range of lending and savings solutions to both personal and business customers. 

What are we looking for? 

The Bank is seeking to recruit various officers within different career streams of our Legal and Compliance Unit - from managerial to supervisory and administrative roles. The candidates will be allocated to the appropriate career stream depending on their experience and qualifications. 

The Legal and Compliance Unit of the Bank is responsible to assess, on a continuous and regular basis, the Bank's adherence to regulations, rules and best practices as issued from time to time by applicable Regulatory Bodies. The Unit is also responsible to advise senior management and staff on the implications of certain laws and regulations on the operations of the Bank. The Unit deals both with the Prevention of Financial Crimes as well as Regulatory Compliance. 

Amongst others, such roles include: 

  • identifying, documenting and assessing the compliance risks associated with the Bank's operational activities including the development of new products and business practices 
  • supporting with compliance related activities of the Bank, amongst which but not limited to, assisting with the development and implementation of the Annual Compliance Plan 
  • (within the Prevention of Financial Crimes Function) carrying out a diversified number of activities and tasks in relation to AML/CFT including monitoring of transactions for suspicious activities and drafting reports in relation to such transactions and assisting and guiding staff on AML and CFT matters 
  • (within the Regulatory Compliance Function) carrying our preliminary impact analysis on specific legislation, implementing new legislation and reporting of FATCA/CRS. 

Competencies and experience

Candidates must be reliable, trustworthy team players with unquestionable integrity. They must show an aptitude for learning, are capable to work in a dynamic environment and be meticulous and organised in their work. A good knowledge of MS Office applications is essential. 

You must also:

  • be self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines, with a solution-driven approach to work 
  • have the ability to multitask 
  • be attentive to detail
  • have a Degree at a tertiary level of education in financial services, accountancy, law, criminology or compliance 
  • having a Certificate/Diploma in AML/CFT, fraud detection and prevention. Fundamentals of Banking Legislation or Compliance will be considered an asset 
  • have previous experience in a similar/related role is critical, preferably including a combination of banking/investment services and regulatory knowledge 
  • be proficient in both Maltese and English with strong verbal and written communication skills. 

How to apply

Candidates interested in joining our talented Compliance Team are to send us a detailed CV and covering letter to Human Resources Management and Development Unit on vacancies@bnf.bank.


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