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Title:  Investigator, Domestic FIU, AML Risk




Requisition ID: 123463

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








Contributes to the overall success of the FIU by conducting investigations intended to effectively mitigate risk and address all relevant regulatory requirements. Ensures all activities conducted comply with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

Investigates time-sensitive cases referred to the FIU by the AOC, team members, and BNS partners for reasonable grounds to suspect (“RGS”) potential money laundering (“ML”) and/or terrorist financing (“TF”). 

Performs investigations and documents clearly reasoned findings and actions associated with FIU investigations, along with the delivery of timely disposition of such investigations.






  • Performs and documents FIU ML/TF investigations, along with maintaining supporting information, in accordance with the GAMLU and FIU policies and procedures.
  • Researches client records, customer activities, and account information to determine whether usual activity may indicate reasonable grounds to suspect (“RGS”) ML activities or TF.
  • Prepares and delivers investigative results to the appropriate staff, including identification of trends and areas for improvement.
  • Identifies and properly reports RGS within the regulatory reporting requirements and timelines.
  • Recommends risk mitigation actions and next steps at the conclusion of FIU investigations.
  • Communicates regularly with leadership to identify challenges and obstacles related to the team’s objectives.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skills sets relevant for ML, TF, sanction and other regulatory matters to perform case investigations.
  • Identifies challenges and obstacles related to the team’s objectives and escalates them accordingly.
  • Understands how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Champions a high performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment.



Education / Experience



  • University degree, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 years’ experience in AML disciplines.  Extensive investigative skills along with 4 years documented AML or law enforcement experience may substitute for University degree requirements.  In addition,
  • Experience in ML/TF investigations
  • Knowledge of local and relevant AML laws and regulations
  • Good investigative skills and demonstrated understanding of complex financial transactions
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment as to the materiality of risks where identified
  • Proven ability in determining required risk mitigation activities with appropriate consideration to the impact to the business line
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Uses an analytical approach to problem solving, with a focus on managing a team environment coupled with attention to results and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to communicate in French and/or Spanish is an asset.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation is an asset.
  • Exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances





Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Mississauga 

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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