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Title:  Senior Analyst, Name Screening, AML Operations




Requisition ID: 70380


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.





The primary purpose of this job is to assist the Managers and Senior Managers in leading the team of analysts tasked with the investigation and assessment of alerts for potential matches with listed sanctioned persons or institutions, and PEPs in the Bank’s Canadian and international operations.



  • Investigate and assess the risk of assigned alerts identified by the Bank’s Automated Customer Risk Monitoring tools, taking appropriate action to mitigate risks to the Bank where reasonable grounds to suspect that an alert concerns a person identified on a sanction list or PEP database. Ensure proper records and audit trail of investigational activity and disposition actions is maintained, including preparing case reports for review by the management of the Financial Intelligence Unit.
  • Provide guidance to Analyst in the investigation and adjudication of cases generated by the Automated Customer Risk Monitoring System (ACRM).
  • Support the Manager in the day to day operations of the team of risk analysts, including providing on the spot coaching and direction to the team on the handling of alerts and preparing referrals to the line of businesses.
  • Coordinate and lead stakeholder discussions on individual cases; leverage superior communication and problem resolution skills to guide case discussions with client relationship managers and other risk stakeholders.
  • In accordance with assigned authority levels, review and approve disposition of alerts investigated by the risk analysts.  Assist the Senior Manager and Manager through approved sampling techniques, in exercising oversight over alerts dispositions by the analysts. The review criteria to be applied include an appropriate depth of investigation activity, clarity of the documented assessment and analysis summary.
  • As an AML subject matter expert, provide direction and guidance to Canadian and international line management, and other compliance officers on appropriate  actions concerning alerts which matches a customer record with someone reported on a sanction list or PEP table.  Support other risk stakeholder groups (including International Banking units, Security & Investigations, Shared Services, U.S. Legal & Compliance, Global Transaction Banking, and Wealth Management) in the assessment and resolution of investigations initiated by, or involving those groups. 
  • Assist in identifying systemic procedural weaknesses in the automated name scanning processes; uncover additional training requirements for the analyst team, and participating as appropriate in the enhancement and implementation processes.
  • Acquire and maintain a current understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practices, criminal typologies and developing trends. 


Requirements & Qualifications

  • Sound understanding of Anti-Money Laundering Automated Customer Risk Monitoring systems and processes.
  • Strong organization and time management skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player when required. 
  • The incumbent must be self-motivated and work with only moderate direction.
  • Excellent English, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Scotiabank’s AML policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Canadian and International AML regulatory statutes and reporting requirements. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and expertise performing open source inquires via the Internet.






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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