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Title:  Project Control Officer




Requisition ID: 110953

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.



The Program Control Officer, Anti-Money Laundering Governance & Planning Office (AML GPO), supports the reporting and decision-making framework that aligns investments to Financial Crimes unit objectives.

Working under the direction of the Senior Manager, Governance and Reporting, the Program Control Officer provides support to help manage and enhance governance and delivery of the Global Financial Crimes transformation and remediation projects. The role actively supports the collection, review and reporting of executive-level insights to the project portfolio and manages the Program’s document repository.

The Program Control Officer candidate will apply their organizational, analytical and excellent communications skills, program support capabilities, and experience and knowledge of portfolio, program and project management and governance to support oversight of the Financial Crimes Portfolio. 


Key Accountabilities:


Working with the Senior Manager, Governance & Reporting, and cross-functional business and support functions leaders, the Program Control Officer will: 

  • Support the collection and review of information required to create and continuously improve reports for various management committees and executives, including and up to the Board
  • Contribute to maintaining the Program RAID Log
  • Manage the Program’s document repository including Program Plan, Milestones, Critical Path and Deliverables
  • Contribute to portfolio intake, funding and approval, status monitoring and reporting, risk identification and escalation, change control and closure and value assurance/sustainment
  • Contribute to the identification, documentation, assessment and monitoring of program-level dependencies, risks and issues, providing recommendations and documenting decisions
  • Provide support with the creation of Power BI Dashboards and Reports; VBA knowledge and Macros is required to be able to deep dive into large Excel files from the Project system. And, drive resolution with AML delivery groups, business and IT stakeholders
  • Contribute to timely and consistent financial management and program reporting as per established standards
  • Build and sustain relationships with business partners and employees to enable continuously improved business performance


Experience / Education:


  • Overall:  Given the priority and complexity of the work, and the resultant visibility from senior leadership, the candidate will be expected to meet high standards of work, be comfortable in a dynamic and focus-heavy environment, and demonstrate high levels of professionalism
  • Portfolio, Program and Project Reporting: Demonstrated experience and success in supporting and contributing to the creation of executive-level reports and document repositories for complex projects with multiple committees and governance structures
  • Business Finance / Modeling Foundations:  Demonstrated understanding and application of fundamental finance knowledge, including basic financial or forecasting models for program planning and benefit tracking and reporting
  • Organization and Problem Solving: Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to multitask. Ability to facilitate problem solving sessions and lead stakeholders through a methodical approach to identifying, clarifying and scoping issues
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management:  Ability to build relationships and influence with Program management through strong interpersonal skills and consensus building
  • Excellent Communications: Good content creation and presentation skills, to clearly capture, shape, and convey messages up to an executive audience
  • Tools: Proficiency with advanced portfolio and financial reporting software tools including Clarity’s CA-PPM, Power BI, Macros and VBA knowledge, SmartStream. Strong MS PowerPoint skills for leadership communication and MS Excel skills for data capture and analysis. MS Project and MS Visio proficiency.
  •  5 years of working experience supporting large technology programs
  • Minimum education level of a University Degree, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Previous AML / Regulatory / Compliance experience not required but an asset
  • Exposure to complex stakeholder management across highly matrixed organizations 


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

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