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Title:  Manager, U.S. AML Audit




Requisition ID: 104486

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


The Audit Department is the 3rd Line of Defense and plays a key role in the internal control system of the Bank. Its mandate is to provide independent and objective assurance over the design and effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate risks and to provide advisory services designed to improve the Bank's operations.

In this role, you will be working as part of the US AML Audit Team and be responsible for executing Financial Crimes related audits, including AML, Sanctions, Bribery, Fraud and other related audits. You will work with the Senior Manager and Director to execute the audits which assess the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls, adherence to regulatory requirements and Bank policies, and the efficiency and effectiveness of operations of the Financial Crimes Compliance function. You will assist in all aspects of the audit, including the planning, execution, and reporting phases. You will also be involved in internal and external issue validation as well as audit continuous monitoring activities.


Is this role right for you? You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of the business, risks, and processes for assigned areas
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of AML and Sanctions laws, regulations, guidance, and regulatory expectations
  • Executing assigned activities in accordance with department methodology/standards
  • Providing input on the planning of audits or assigned areas to help ensure the scope and extent of work is in accordance with the approved plan, timing and budget are reasonable, procedures are efficient, appropriate resources are assigned, and the risk is understood
  • A performance of design and operating effectiveness testing of the internal control framework assoicated with the AML/Sanctions Compliance Programs
  • Maintaining effective communication with stakeholders including appropriate handling of conflicts and issue resolution
  • Assisting in the validation of  internal and external issues
  • Presentation of findings to the Senior Manager and Director and assisting in the drafting of audit findings and reports
  • Ensuring working paper files are documented timely and in accordance with established standards
  • Attending periodic meetings with AML/Sanctions Compliance/Operations management to understand changes and new business initiatives and review key performance indicators to assess potential impact to the audit plan
  • Understanding how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions
  • Managing the development of staff by providing direction and coaching; impart specialized skills to other auditors through peer discussions and cooperation on integrated audits
  • Building a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment


Do you have the skills you need to succeed? We'd love to work with you, if you have:

  • At least 5 years in AML/Sanctions Compliance, Audit, consulting, or Regulatory body
  • Excellent knowledge of AML and Sanctions  laws, regulations, guidance, and regulatory expectations
  • Knowledge of auditing concepts and techniques utilizing data and technology
  • Well-developed judgment, management, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert time management skills with the ability to take on multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent work paper documentation skills (i.e., thorough/detail-oriented)
  • The ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • The ability to be highly proficient in the use of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint




Location(s):  United States : New York : New York City 

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.  



We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and their differences and similarities are embraced. Learn more here.

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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