Senior Executive – Internal Compliance

ARQ Group is a professional services organisation based in Malta, providing a wide range of corporate and advisory services to local and international clients operating within different industry sectors.

The Senior Compliance Executive reporting to the Group MLRO and AML Compliance Manager will be responsible, but not limited to:


  • Managing the internal compliance inbox
  • Assigning tasks, based on urgency and the workload of the compliance executives
  • Discussing queries and due diligence requirements with the team
  • Assisting other departments and group companies (incl. FFFL and Capstone) with any AML/CFT queries they might have
  • Discussing with the MLRO any high risk or suspicious matters identified from file reviews
  • Assisting the MLRO with reporting requirements (both internal, such as board reports and external, such as requests by FIAU and other authorities)
  • Conducting a basic assessment on files reviewed by compliance executives, prior to sending for final MLRO approval (both onboarding and ongoing reviews)
  • Assisting the MLRO with preparing and presenting cases to the Client Acceptance Committee (CAC). This also includes the taking of minutes, in preparation for these to be signed by the chairman
  • Carrying out internal and external reviews of the adequacy of policies and procedures and their implementation, and the drawing up of remediation plans.
  • Reviewing customer files and updating of information.
  • Carrying out searches and screening.
  • Communication with customers to update customer due diligence.
  • Carrying out of customer risk assessments
  • Participating in off-site projects undertaken at clients of the Group.
  • Assisting in the coordination of regulatory examinations.
  • Assistance in the development and management of systems adopted by the department, ensuring their effectiveness and efficiency.
  • AML/CFT training to employees of other entities within the Group that are subject persons and clients of the Group.
  • Providing internal support to the entities within the Group in the development of procedures and the application of those procedures, including the provision of guidance and advice.
  • Assistance to the MLROs of the different entities within the Group with the fulfilment of their obligations, including the collection of information in respect of suspicious transactions and the reporting of such transactions to the authorities.
  • Contributing to the advisory work provided by ARQ Risk & Compliance in financial crime compliance, including assistance in the carrying out of process audits, gap analyses, simulated on-site inspections, the drafting and/or review of policies and procedures, the drafting and/or review of staff manuals, assistance with the drawing up and implementation of remediation plans, ongoing technical and operational assistance to MLROs, DPOs and Compliance Officers and the carrying out of AML/CFT risk assessments.


Qualifications & Attributes:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in an AML/CFT role.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a senior position.
  • A university degree or equivalent qualification in a related area.
  • Previous experience working with a regulatory/supervisory body or advisory firm will be considered an asset


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Sound working knowledge of the laws governing the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism in Malta, the FIAU Implementing Procedures, the relevant EU legislation, and the international standards.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word and be ready to learn company-specific software, if required.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Strong commitment to excellence and a keen eye for detail.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work with minimal supervision, be able to prioritise and deliver quality work to meet strict deadlines.


What we Offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • A hybrid approach to work.
  • Private health insurance scheme.
  • Exciting and friendly work environment.
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Achievement bonus for employees who further their education in relation to their role.
  • An active social committee, organising various fun and team-building events on a regular basis.

The position is ideal for ambitious individuals interested in developing a career in AML/CFT and financial crime compliance. The position provides a unique opportunity to join a team of qualified and experienced compliance specialists. Besides the chance for professional growth within the ARQ Group, this position presents a unique opportunity for personal and professional development within the sector.


Should the above vacancy be of interest to you, we would like to hear from you. 


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