Analyst (Accountant)

Capital Markets Supervision
Grade 7
Published on 22/03/2024

Job Description


About the Department

The Capital Markets Supervision Function oversees financial markets to ensure investor protection and orderly markets. This is achieved through various policy and supervisory work done at the stages of primary market, secondary market and post-trading.

The Capital Markets Supervision Function’s responsibilities include the processing of applications for admissibility to listing on regulated markets in Malta, the approvals of prospectuses in terms of the Prospectus Regulation, the supervision of the continuing obligations of companies having securities listed on regulated markets in Malta, the supervision of markets to identify any market abuse, the authorisation and supervision of trading venues, central securities depositories and crowdfunding platforms, the supervision of financial and non-financial entities falling under the scope of EMIR and SFTR, the data quality assurance of submissions made under EMIR, SFTR, MiFIR and CSDR, the supervision of administrators, contributors and users of benchmarks in terms of the Benchmarks Regulation and the oversight of activities in terms of the Securitisation Act and the Securitisation Regulation.

The Capital Markets Supervision is also actively involved in various other initiatives such as the DLT MTF Pilot Regime, the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), and Sustainable Finance.

About the Role

We are looking for a promising and talented individual seeking growth in the dynamic area of Capital Markets. The role provides exposure to a variety of tasks, including the review and analysis of listed entities' financial information.

You will have the opportunity to:

Carry out examinations on the financial statements of listed entities as referred to in ESMA's Guidelines on Enforcement of Financial Information;

Carry out examinations on the non-financial statements of listed entities in terms of the applicable sustainability reporting requirements;

Correspond with listed entities and/or their auditors on accounting and sustainability matters, including the application of IFRS and ESRS;

Review listed entities' publications to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Capital Markets Rules;

Contribute to ongoing discussions and developments in the area of sustainable finance;

Prepare and compile memos and reports as may be required;

Undertake such other tasks as may be directed from time to time by line management, depending on the exigencies of the Capital Markets Supervision Function.

About You

The ideal candidate must have a solid academic background in Accountancy, or other relevant field of study in finance, at National Qualification Framework Level 6 and in the process of finalising his/her studies in the area of Accountancy or be in possession of a Master in Accountancy or an equivalent qualification in the field of the Accountancy profession.

You will also possess a minimum of three (3) years working experience in a related area/similar post. If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least seven (7) years' experience in a similar related role, we would still be interested in speaking with you. Qualifications and/or working experience in the area of IFRS and Sustainable Finance is considered to be an asset.

The following skills and attributes are important for this position:

Interest in the area of Capital Markets and the ongoing supervision of listed entities;

A challenging mind in the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS);

Well-developed written and verbal communication skills;

Attention to detail; and the ability to work in a team.

The preferred candidate will be given various opportunities to learn and be trained for the role, through various mechanisms which the Authority holds such as the Financial Supervisors Academy and on the job training.


Other 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 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 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

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.

Public Call Permit: 369/2024