Job vacancy: Head of Securities and Markets Supervision within the Securities and Markets Supervision
Job code: SMS/024/19
About Securities and Markets Supervision:
The Securities and Markets Supervision section is responsible for supervising investment services license holders, collective investment schemes, regulated markets, central securities depositaries, financial and non-financial entities falling under the scope of EMIR and recognised private collective investment schemes, registered tied agents and recognised administrators. The department is also responsible for the regulation and oversight of activities in capital markets including the processing of applications for admissibility to listing on Regulated Markets, the processing of notifications in terms of the Securitisation Act, the supervision of the continuing obligations of Listed Companies on Regulated Markets in Malta, the supervision of the markets to identify any market abuse and to carry out any appropriate reviews where applicable.
Within this role, you will be leading and managing the Securities & Markets Supervision function and ensuring that supervision is conducted in a thorough, timely and efficient manner.
Duties will include:
- Ensuring the appropriate distribution of work tasks and the achievement of the set KPIs for individuals as well as the team;
- Coordinating and liaising with the respective regulatory and management departments and other areas of the MFSA;
- Leading, guiding, mentoring and supporting managerial staff, analysts and support staff within the department;
- Assisting staff with developing their supervisory analytical skills;
- Dealing with issues relating to the affairs of the department;
- Participating in recruitment, staff training, and performance appraisal processes;
- Preparing budgets for the department;
- Maintaining policies and procedures relating to the department;
- Representing the department and the Authority and participating in local and international fora on any issues relating to the Securities and Markets Supervision function;
- Handling any other duties as assigned by the Director-General and as dependent on the exigencies of the Authority.
Soft Skills Required:
- We are looking for candidates with a solid academic background in Financial Services, Accountancy, Law, or in other related finance areas. You will need to have academic qualification/s 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;
- You will also have a minimum of 8 years working in a similar senior role. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred. If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least 14 years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you;
- Candidates will also be required to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the financial sector, with a proven level of managerial skills and the personality required to supervise and manage staff, as well as proven ability to delegate tasks.
How to apply:
- Strategic thinking;
- Effective written and verbal communication skills;
- Excellent leadership and managerial skills;
- Ability to listen actively and to work on one’s initiative;
- A high degree of self-confidence;
- Great negotiation skills;
- Assertive and influential qualities.
Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application.
Other important information:
The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates. 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 the comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such an interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading. The MFSA 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. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.com.mt. 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.
Malta Financial Services Authority:
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator for financial services in Malta. It was established by law on 23 July 2002 taking over supervisory functions previously carried out by the Central Bank of Malta, the Malta Stock Exchange and the Malta Financial Services Centre. The Authority is a fully autonomous public institution and reports to Parliament on an annual basis.