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 partnerships, 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 Role

The selected candidate will be appointed as Senior Analyst (Offsite) in Grade 5 (starting salary from €36,036), reporting to the Head of the Compliance Unit. The job holder will be required to:

  1. Lead and mentor a team of analysts responsible to conduct screening on all involvements of new companies and also whenever there is a change in an already registered company.
  2. Review reports prepared by the Analysts in relation to any positive hits which they might encounter during the screening exercise. Such reports will be discussed with the head of the unit in cases where there is the need to escalate such a matter to the MLRO.
  3. Assist the Head of Unit in updating the Risk Assessment conducted by the Malta Business Registry on Legal Entities;
  4. Assists the Head of the Unit in the management of the unit, act as a reference to other staff members and will be also required to involve himself/herself in ‘ad hoc’ assignments related to specific issues that arise from time to time;
  5. Involved in independent offsite investigations which can lead to 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 unit for the enforcement of such action;
  6. Attend meetings with other Supervisory Authorities and discuss issues which may impact the day to day work of the MBR or the private sector; 
  7. Be active in updating adopting a risk tool to MBR and a risk score on all companies.
  8. Involved in the preparation of reports for top management review;
  9. Assist the Head of the Unit to propose initiation of the striking off companies in accordance with the law, where necessary; and
  10. Continuously liaise with the Legal Unit in cases identified during the screening process or information received from third parties.

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.

About You

  • 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 also possess a minimum of four (4) years’ working experience in a related area; OR
  • Consideration will also be given to Candidates with an NQF Level 6 Degree in a related area AND six (6) years’ prior work experience in a related area; OR
  • Candidates who possess at least ten (10) years’ prior experience in 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, 11th July 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.

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: 345/2022

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