Senior Manager – Risk & Compliance

The Senior Manager – Risk & Compliance will report to the Managing Director of ARQ Risk & Compliance through the Head of AML Compliance (Advisory).

The primary responsibility is to provide advisory services to clients in the field of AML/CFT under the direction of the Managing Director and to manage the team that provides these services.

  • Ongoing consultancy to clients in financial crime compliance, including 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, training of staff and officers, ongoing technical and operational assistance to MLROs and the carrying out of AML/CFT risk assessments.
  • Participating in events, conferences and workshops organised by the ARQ Group or third-party bodies, possibly even in a speaking role, on thematic areas where the Senior Manager can be considered to be a subject-matter expert.
  • Developing AML/CFT training material and delivering training workshops to 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 review of customer due diligence files and the provision of guidance and advice.
  • Where the law allows outsourcing, providing on-site or off-site managed services to subject persons and persons appointed as MLRO on licensed entities.
  • Assisting clients with business and internal risk management and control frameworks, identifying shortcomings and areas for improvement, and contributing towards the making of recommendations that add value to the risk management function and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Leading AML/CFT consultancy projects, providing mentorship, guidance and support as needed.
  • Supporting and providing research insights on changing regulations in areas of financial crime compliance and regulatory obligations for licenced entities.
  • Management of internal and external reviews of the adequacy of policies and procedures and their implementation, and the drawing up of remediation plans for Clients.
  • Lead and manage the other members of the team, providing guidance and support as needed.


Qualifications & Attributes
  • At least 5 years` experience in an AML/CFT role.
  • Sound knowledge of AML/CFT Laws and Regulations governing the EU and Malta
  • A University degree or equivalent qualification in a related area.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in excel, word, outlook and access.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing major projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Excels when operating in a fast-pace environment.
  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and committed to achieving results.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Delegates responsibilities effectively.
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver within tight time frames.
  • Previous employment with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, Malta Gaming Authority or the Malta Financial Services Authority will be considered an asset.


What we Offer
  • Opportunities for career development.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Private health insurance scheme.
  • Exciting and friendly work environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • 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.


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


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