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Title:  Manager, Domestic FIU, AML Risk




Requisition ID: 67559


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Supervises and manages a designated team(s) within the BNS’s Financial Intelligence Unit (“FIU”) to ensure the delivery clearly reasoned findings and actions associated with FIU investigations, along with the timely disposition of such investigations. Ensures all activities conducted comply with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.Plans, co-ordinates, and investigates potential  Money Laundering (“ML”), Terrorist Financing (“TF”), or other matters related to FIU  cases referred  by team members,  internal FIU, and BNS partners. 

Executes the operational processes, and maintains quality performance, for BNS’s day-to-day special investigations teams, including timely investigations and proper regulatory reporting.  Consistently delivers clearly reasoned, rationale, and timely outcomes, findings and actions associated with FIU investigations, thereby mitigating potential financial, regulatory, reputational and legal risk to BNS.  

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prioritizes and manages investigations conducted by the FIU Team, including monitoring performance and meeting established benchmarks. 
  • Establishes and monitors team goals and objectives to manage workload and performance.
  • Reviews, approves, and prepares investigative reports, along with related documents
  • Provides coaching/ feedback and recommends actions regarding FIU investigations, as appropriate. Mentors the investigative teams and manages resources required to complete investigations.
  • Monitors the FIU’s timely reporting of suspicious transaction reporting (“STR”) and other required AML/TF filings to the proper regulatory authority, in accordance with regulations.
  • Recommends risk mitigation actions and next steps at the conclusion of FIU investigations.
  • Prepares materials and delivers investigative results to the appropriate staff, including identification of trends and areas for improvement.
  • Apprises and advises senior personnel regarding on-going investigations and findings.
  • Communicates regularly with team members to identify challenges and obstacles related to the team’s objectives. 
  • Identifies and suggests AML/ATF awareness training needs to discuss trends and changes in money laundering typologies.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skills sets relevant for ML, TF, sanction and other regulatory matters to perform FIU investigations.
  • Shares subject matter expert and provides specialized advice, guidance and direction to team members on money laundering, financing of terrorism, and other related issues as they pertain to investigative work.
  • Supports, mentors, and coaches team members for on-going professional development to ensure that individuals and collective team knowledge is current and comprehensive to support the investigation process and to ensure that outcomes, including decisions and recommendations are based on a thorough understanding of risk and made in the context of relevant and full knowledge.
  • Understands and applies the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Creates an environment in which his/her team pursue 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. 
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment and using a coaching mindset and behaviours; communicating vison/values/business strategy; and, managing succession and development planning for the team.


Experience / Education:

  • University degree or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in AML disciplines. In addition,
  • Knowledge of local and relevant international AML laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated expertise in ML/TF investigations 
  • Strong investigative skills and understanding of financial transactions with AML investigative technology experience
  • 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 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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