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Title:  Director, Compliance & Regulatory Change, Scotiabank Global Compliance




Requisition ID: 75168


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




Incumbent identifies and monitors regulatory and industry developments applicable to Global Banking and Markets & Treasury in Canada and develops and advises on applicable policy and process implementations resulting from these developments. 




  • Lead and drive a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Identify and monitor regulatory and industry developments and act as a reference source with respect to Canadian securities legislation, Banking legislation and OSFI Guidelines, applicable SRO rules and Capital Markets best practices including for:
    • Trading in derivatives, foreign exchange, fixed income, equities and ancillary related activities
    • Conflict of interest management
    • Information barriers
    • Insider-related issues, including trading prohibitions and filing/disclosure requirements
  • In collaboration with the GBM & T Canada Compliance program team, manage and co-ordinate regulatory change processes, regulatory reporting and the maintenance of regulatory compliance matrices.
  • Participate in and provide advice and counsel to the relevant business lines for business implementation of regulatory change and reform.
  • Ensure new and amended policies take into account relevant regulatory requirements, but also industry standards and best practices as well as regulatory expectations.
  • Represent GBM & T Canada Compliance program on Global Compliance working groups as required.
  • Working in collaboration with the GBM & T Canada Compliance advisory team, participate in the development and delivery of compliance training and regulatory awareness presentations.
  • Lead or assist in managing responses to regulatory inquiries.
  • As assigned, participate in the review of new product, business initiative and/or IT system proposals to assess actual or potential regulatory and/or reputational risk.
  • Assist with project work and other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Creates an environment in which his/her team 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.
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.


Education / Experience:


  • LL.B./J.D an asset but not required
  • Post-secondary degree
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory, compliance and legal requirements and issues in the relevant subject areas gained through relevant industry and professional experience and education
  • Practically oriented problem solving skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills in order to ensure all communications, including policies, are easily understandable.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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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