Member First Credit Union Ltd

is now inviting applications for the following position

MLRO (Ref MLRO 2019)

Summary Objective of the Role:

Member First Credit Union (MFCU) is an innovative, progressive, modern financial services provider, with over 80,000 members.  We have multiple branches in Artane (D5), North Strand (D3), Northside Shopping Centre (D17), Raheny (D5) and Swords. We boast total assets of €270 million.  MFCU prides itself on embracing technology to enable members to transact easily with the credit union, while still remaining firmly rooted within the community.  Our core value is to serve our members and the community, whilst striving to maintain the highest professional standards through innovation.  A unique opportunity has arisen within MFCU to provide direction and support towards the achievement of this vision.

MFCU is looking to recruit a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) to work closely across all functions within the Credit Union to ensure compliance with up to date legislation & best practice in anti-money laundering & counter-terrorist financing.  The MLRO will report to the Credit Union Board of Directors & the Head of Regulatory Compliance.


Key Responsibilities:

• In-depth knowledge of legal & regulatory guidelines in relation to anti-money laundering & terrorist financing
• Perform regular AML/CFT monitoring across all branch offices
• Conduct regular transaction sampling ensuring compliance with AML policies & procedures
• Manage, analyse and administer the reporting of Suspicious transactions Reports (STRs)
• Conduct AML/Compliance reviews as required
• Prepare monthly AML and CFT reports for the Board and the Head of Regulatory Compliance and be prepared to present the report directly to the Board, if so required
• Prepare and present quarterly AML/CFT report for the board on the overall level of compliance with the various AML/CFT legislation and regulations
• Review, draft & update AML policies and procedures in line with legislation, regulations & best practice
• Review, draft & update anti-money laundering controls and processes in line legislation, regulations & best practice
• Regularly assess the training & development needs of all MFCU officers in relation to AML Policies and Procedures
• Develop maintain and update a library of current AML/CFT legislation, regulations, articles and ‘how to guides’, and advise the board and Senior Management team on legislative and regulatory revisions
• Manage, foster and build on all external and internal relationships in fulfilling the MLRO duties
• Liaise with the Regulators, ILCU, CUDA and other MLRO stakeholders
• Attend all relevant MLRO training, workshops & conferences to ensure MFCU is implementing current & best practice
• Perform the role of Deputy Data Protection Officer


The Successful Candidate Should have the Following Attributes:

• Confidence and authority to highlight issues to the Board and the Credit Union Head of Regulatory Compliance
• Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively individually or within a team structure
• Excellent written, administration and oral communication skills
• Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task/priorities tasks effectively
• Efficient and well organised with exceptional attention to detail
• Have effective analytical ability and a demonstrated project management skill
• The role is a Central Bank Controlled Function and is subject to strict Fitness & Probity obligations


Required Experience and Qualifications:

• Experience and qualifications relevant to the role (such as LCOI/CUC/Legal Qualification), with a commitment to complete further studies appropriate to the needs of an MLRO
• A Compliance qualification to diploma level is desirable
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role with an emphasis on MLRO/AML/CFT within a financial entity regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
• An understanding of the legislative & regulatory environment governing Credit Unions is an advantage
• Experience and qualifications in Data Protection
• Experience of conducting training in AML / Compliance related policies and procedures

Applicants should state clearly the position they are applying for by quoting the reference MLRO 2019

Applications including CV by email only addressed to

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 15th July 2019

Short listing may apply and assessment will be done on the basis of the information provided in the application

Member First Credit Union Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer