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Title:  Senior Manager, Name Screening - AML Operations




Requisition ID: 75188


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


Leads and oversees Global Name Screening teams ensuring AML related regulatory obligations, business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Provides tactical and strategic support to AML/ATF Operations relative to the analysis, investigation and management of AML/ATF Automated Customer Risk Monitoring (ACRM) alerts as it relate to scanning of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and Sanction(s) individuals and entities. Referrals and advisories are given to stakeholders to ensure operational and reputational risks are duly managed from a Scotiabank Group perspective. 
  • Leads and manages the investigation of complex cases and serves as an escalation and resolution point on higher risk cases that pose material risk exposure to the Bank.
  • Support the implementation of new AML/ATF methodologies and monitoring tools to mitigate new and emerging ML/TF risks while conducting ongoing analysis of core operational processes to identify potential procedural gaps and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Oversee centralized, group-wide information sharing in accordance with policy. Foster communication with Canadian branches and subsidiaries to acquire necessary information and timely responses to requests for information (RFIs). Apply this information in managing reputational and regulatory AML related risks.
  • Manage the teams under his/her direction to report to the various bank stakeholders issues relating to the ACRM review and monitoring in accordance with the regulations. 
  • Understand how the Bank’s Risk Appetite Statement (RAS) and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Create an environment in which teams under his or her direction pursue effective and efficient operations while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, those defined under the Enterprise-wide AML & ATF and Sanctions Handbook, Scotiabank Code of Conduct, the Anti-Corruption Policy, Scotiabank Information Security Policy and the Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Framework.
  • Acquires extensive knowledge of local and significant and relevant international AML laws and regulations.
  • Develops expertise with the applicable case management systems, bank information systems and analytics reporting tools.
  • Reviews relevant Management Information Reports and other analytics tools provided and where risk related or productivity concerns or anomalies are identified, these are escalated to the Director
  • Employing AML related systems and process expertise and experience, identify and implement process enhancements and oversee the resolution of systems and/or process deficiencies.
  • Builds a high performance environment by implementing a human resource strategy that retains, develops and motivates their team fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating Scotiabank’s and  the Global AML/ATF Department’s visions, values and business strategy
  • Strategically anticipate and identify the need for additional resources, leading the hiring and human resource development process, managing succession and development planning for the team and identifying and promoting high performing individuals.


  • Bachelor’s degree (University Degree) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in AML, Compliance and/or Audit capacity in a major financial institution; or equivalent in education and years of experience. In addition,
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation is an asset. 
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional business relationships.
  • Ability to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to drive operational efficiency without compromising compliance requirements
  • Advanced problem solving skills to deal with complex operational issues, across functions
  • Demonstrates integrity when working with colleagues and leads others by setting example of required behaviours 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to manage difficult conversations
  • High client focus and high risk management focus
  • Practical knowledge of Scotiabank branch operations and culture 
  • Previous experience in an AML, audit or compliance role is an asset
  • Results oriented, highly motivated with a keen ability to influence others.
  • Self-reliant and pro-active approach to work
  • Solid knowledge of Canadian AML/AFT regulations and regulatory reporting framework 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Supervisory experience of large diverse teams and coaching skills.
  • Receives direction from the Director FIU and other senior management as appropriate on significant legal, regulatory and reputational risk and policy matters.


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. Our employees are committed to a superior customer experience and use the Bank’s six guiding sales practice principles to ensure they act with honesty and integrity.


At Scotiabank, 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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