Financial Crime & Compliance Manager

We're seeking to recruit a Financial Crime & Compliance Manager to join our Financial Crime Compliance Department. 

If you're interested in joining our team and satisfy the requirements outlined hereunder, then we're interested in you. 

Who we are

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 220 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.

We're a team of inspired people who believe that opportunities start with a conversation.

Duties and responsibilities

This is an excellent role for someone with existing experience in AML interested in joining a growing and ambitious team in a supportive environment.


You will be responsible for:

  • managing and overseeing the day-to-day execution of projects related to the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Oversight Function within the FCC Department;
  • carrying out high level oversight from an AML/CFT perspective on the operations of the UK branch and work closely with the UK MLRO;
  • providing advice on PEPs as part of the customer onboarding and ongoing monitoring;
  • ensuring the execution of the Bank's AML/CFT & Sanctions Oversight programme and yearly monitoring plan;
  • working closely with the Head of the Department for the drafting and updating of the programme and the monitoring plan, including the identification of new ML/TF risks and areas which require oversight from an ML/TF risk perspective;
  • working with the Head of Department and other members within FCC and other units to carry out the annual ML/TF Business Risk Assessment and follow up on any action points and open findings identified as part of the assessment.
  • overseeing the carrying out and updating of the Jurisdictional Risk Assessment, including working closely with the Head of Department to assess the validity of the methodology and recommend changes and updates as necessary;
  • overseeing, testing and maintaining the customer risk assessment methodology adopted by the Bank, including working closely with the Head of Department to assess the validity of the methodology and recommend changes and updates as necessary;
  • reviewing and providing the no objection and feedback from an FCC perspective, on customer profiles at customer onboarding and review stages for certain categories of high-risk customers;
  • assisting in the preparation of the Risk Evaluation Questionnaire;
  • overseeing and assisting the Bank in maintaining the corresponding Bank relations;
  • identifying training needs and providing training to employees in relation to the Bank's AML/CFT obligations;
  • working together with the Head of FCC and other members of the Department in maintaining and work on the continuous improvement of policies, procedures and working instructions pertinent to Bank's AML/CFT obligations and assisting the Head of FCC in ensuring that the Bank can meet its AML/CFT legal and regulatory expectations;
  • maintaining good current awareness of AML/CFT related regulatory changes and providing advice to ensure compliance;
  • producing robust and meaningful management information and reports; and
  • leading/Collaborating with other team members within the FCC Department on ad hoc projects which may be assigned by the Head of Department from time to time.

Competencies and experience


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


You must:

  • have an MQF Level 5 or higher qualification in financial crime compliance or finance or related subject or an ICA/ACAMs qualification pertinent to AML/CFT;
  • possess at least 5 years of professional experience in areas related to financial crime compliance;
  • have excellent knowledge and experience in AML/CFT regulations, compliance competencies, best practices and activities;
  • have experience in carrying out an oversight function, including the carrying out of reviews and inspections;
  • have experience obtaining CDD information direct from clients and from a wide variety of public sources;
  • have excellent attention to detail;
  • possess knowledge of standard computer tools and full proficiency in internet searches; knowledge of compliance-related computer tools;
  • have strong interpersonal skills, be able to interact with people at all levels, be assertive and able to influence with the ability to convince others rather than resort to enforcement measures, leading by example;
  • have good communication and writing skills; and
  • have strong ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and work effectively in a team and also good management skills.

How to apply

If you want to be part of our team, we invite you to send us a detailed CV highlighting your achievements. Applications should reach us only by email on

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