Last Updated on November 1, 2022
About the Malta Business Registry
The Malta Business Registry, established under Subsidiary Legislation 595.27, is responsible for the registration of new commercial partnerships, the registration of documents related to commercial partnership, the issuing of certified documentation including certificates of good-standing amongst others, the reservation of company names, the collection of registration and other fees, the publication of notices and the imposition and collection of penalties. The Registry also conducts investigations of companies and the keeping of the company and partnership register.
As a workplace, the MBR promotes equality and diversity, respects equal pay for work of equal value and equal opportunities for training and career progression.
The candidate (starting Salary at €26,536) will be expected to assist the Head of the Unit in his endeavour to ensure that the compliance and enforcement of the regulatory measures emanating from the Anti-money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorism Legislation and Regulations, this apart from the Companies Act and the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations. The job holder will be required to:
- Lead a team of Junior Analysts responsible to visit local companies, as part of an outreach programme, and ensure that these companies are compliant with the regulations emanating from the Companies Act and the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations;
- Review reports prepared by Junior Analysts in relation to findings of the visits and confirm the required actions indicated in the said report;
- Involved in independent investigations which can lead to an onsite inspection or investigations which emanate from an onsite inspection. The employee will be responsible in recommending to the Head of the unit an appropriate action to address any necessary remedial actions identified during the course of such investigations and liaise with the Legal and Enforcement Unit for the enforcement of such action;
- Continuously liaise with clients to collect the pending penalties issued in accordance with Regulation 12 of the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulation and communicate with the Legal and Enforcement Unit in case enforcement notices are required;
- Assist the Head of the Unit in preparing reports for top management review;
- Assist the Head of the Unit in striking off companies in accordance with section 325 of the Companies Act / section 98 of the Merchant Shipping Regulation, where necessary; and
- Continuously liaise with the Legal and Enforcement Unit in cases where disputes arise either during an inspection or clarification is needed due to interpretation of the Law.
Furthermore s/he will be expected to assist in other duties as may be directed from time to time either by the Head of the Unit or by any other official to whom the Head’s authority is delegated.
Any other duties described above may change depending on the exigencies of the Unit and/or the MBR.
This post is being designated for the purpose of Sub-Article 5 of Article 4 of the Public Administration Act and in terms of Directive 14, since it involves regulatory and/or inspectorate functions. The relevant conditions laid out in the Public Administration Act and Directive 14 apply.
- Preference will be given to candidates who possess a University of Malta Degree in Accounting or Banking & Finance or in Law (LL.D) or equivalent academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 7 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)* or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level; AND also possess a minimum of two (2) years working experience in an assistant managerial role within a related area; OR
- Candidates who possess a University of Malta Degree in Accounting or Banking & Finance or in Law (LL.D) or equivalent academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)* or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level; AND also possess a minimum of three (3) years working experience in an assistant managerial role within a related area; OR
- Consideration will also be given to Candidates with an NQF Level 5 Diploma in a related area and five (5) years prior work experience in an assistant managerial role within a related area; OR
- Candidates who at least possess seven (7) years’ prior experience in an assistant managerial role within a related area.
* It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview.
Details can be obtained by accessing the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) website on http://mfhea.mt/ under MQRIC heading.
How To Apply
Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
C.V and covering letter will be received by not later than Monday, 21st November 2022.
The MBR will disregard any C.V.s and covering letters received after deadline. Candidates should assess and check before submitting their information whether they fulfil all the requirements as specified in this Vacancy notice, particularly in terms of qualifications and relevant professional experience. The MBR reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.
The MBR shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law.
If a candidate considers that s/he has been adversely affected by a particular decision, s/he can lodge a complaint within one (1) month from the time the candidate is notified of the application/interview feedback, addressed to the MBR Chief Operations Officer, AM Business Centre, Triq il-Labour, Zejtun ZTN 2401.
Submission of Information
Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate’s appointment liable to termination.
Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.
Jobsplus Public Call Permit Reference: 614/2022