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Compliance Lead / MLRO

  • job type Full Time

Our client, a disruptor in the payments and fintech sector is recruiting a Compliance Lead / MLRO to work closely with their counterpart overseas! As Lead and MLRO the ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing, running and overseeing all regulatory and card scheme compliance activities, as well as leading the company's financial services licensing process. Additionally you will be responsible for:

  • Being the main point of contact for all local governing bodies and other relevant bodies in connection with AML/CFT matters;
  • In the pre-authorisation phase, act as primary contact for the MFSA for the company's authorisation and related activities, 
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining the Company’s AML and CFT framework;
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining the Company’s compliance monitoring programme;
  • Preparing and submitting all of the relevant regulatory reporting to the MFSA, Central Bank of Malta and FIAU;
  • Carrying out risk assessments, in line with the company’s policies and procedures, measuring the threats and vulnerabilities of the company’s operations for money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date customer risk assessment process;
  • Keeping abreast with revised standards and guidance and any regulatory and AML legislative changes;
  • Leading and managing all relevant aspects of any audits or visits from the MFSA or FIAU;
  • Developing an effective AML compliance culture and conducting internal AML audits on a regular basis;
  • Implementing of both a customer due diligence and customer acceptance policy;
  • Managing a transaction monitoring programme within the AML / CFT / Financial Crime framework;
  • Monitoring of transactions, whilst investigating and analysing suspicious activity. 
  • Maintaining training programmes and documentation to ensure that staff are aware of the most recent developments and mandatory training is delivered to staff in relation to compliance and AML matters;
  • Overseeing the systems, processes and policies related to client funds safeguarding
  • Ensuring the company operates within card scheme regulations where relevant


  • 7+ years industry experience in financial services, especially the cards and payments sector, with 5+ years in a senior risk and compliance role
  • Have relevant qualifications/training in relevant financial services compliance
  • Have demonstrable in-depth knowledge of relevant financial services legislation, card scheme regulations, data protection, and other relevant regulation
  • Have a demonstrable in-depth understanding of practice and typologies of financial crime, money-laundering, data and identity theft and best practice for managing these risks



  • Meticulous and attentive to detail
  • Conscientious and problem solving
  • Ability to be assertive and decisive
  • Ability to challenge status quo
  • Works well within a team and alone
  • Excellent communication skills

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: 0850/21
  • Published on: September 16, 2021
  • Primary Job Focus: Compliance
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience: Middle Management
  • Status: Searching
  • Salary: €65000 - €
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

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