About the Malta Business Registry

The Malta Business Registry, established under Subsidiary Legislation 497.27, 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.

The MBR houses the International and Corporate Tax Unit, which complements the other Business Units of the MBR such that a one-stop service for operators in the financial services sector is available. The International and Corporate Tax Unit forms part of the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue under the Ministry for Finance. It is entrusted to assist international business from a fiscal perspective with the aim to promote international investment.

The Role

The post of Chief Tax Officer in Grade 3 (starting salary from €50,445) requires officers in possession of a portfolio of skills that include significant experience in the international tax scenario and technical knowledge of tax legislation to assist in the delivery of core CfR functions. The selected candidate will be expected to apply such knowledge and background to the duties related to international business and the financial sector. 

These include:

  • Assume responsibility for at least two out of the sections (the designated sections) within the International & Corporate Tax Unit (ICTU);
  • Carry out supervision, administrative duties and training of staff working within the designated sections;
  • Assume delegated Competent Authority functions;
  • Act as the direct liaison between the Director and Senior Managers and coordinate the delivery of the KPIs set for the designated sections;
  • Assume responsibility for the coordination of responses to questionnaires related to the designated sections, mostly originating from the EU and OECD, and for the gathering of relevant statistical information for reporting purposes;
  • Assist the Director and Director General in coordinating the drafting and publication of new legislation and coordinate initiatives to streamline ICTU’s processes and automate or digitalise such processes wherever possible;
  • Participate in, and where necessary manage, meetings with local stakeholders including financial services providers; and
  • Participate in international fora including meetings organised by OECD, EU and other relevant fora.

Furthermore s/he will be expected to effectively and efficiently cooperate and coordinate with officials in other sections within the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue and 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.

About You

  • i) Preference will be given to candidates who possess a University of Malta Degree in Accounting or Banking & Finance or in Legal (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 four (4) years prior experience in a senior management level role within a related area; OR

(ii) Candidates who at least possess ten (10) years’ prior experience in a senior management level 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 National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on http://www.ncfhe.org.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 careers.mbr@mbr.mt

C.V and covering letter will be received by not later than Monday, 1st November 2021.

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.

Data Protection

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. 

Appeal Procedure

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: 731/2021

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