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Title:  Manager, Data and Model Analytics and Reporting, Payment Screening




Requisition ID: 170490

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


Job Purpose

The Global Sanctions & Screening Payment team is a risk management function responsible for the governance of sanctions screening solutions globally, enterprise wide.  The team leads and oversees Global Sanctions Program’s payment screening solutions management functions, ensuring tuning methodology, rules governance framework, and screening standards are developed, managed, executed, and maintained in compliance with governing regulations, internal bank-wide policies and procedures.


Is this role right for you? In this role, you will:

Support the sanctions screening solutions management function globally, enterprise-wide:

  • Create and/or maintain framework documents, including tuning methodology, rules governance framework, screening standards, and other documentations involving sanctions screening systems and processes
  • Design and develop analytical solution/tools using SQL, Python or VBA to meet business requirements
  • Develop a tracking mechanism for documentations owned by Global Sanctions Screening Solutions team, and facilitate periodic updates and approvals to the documentations  
  • Develop deep understanding and subject matter expertise of sanctions screening systems, system capabilities, and relevant processes, as well as product knowledge for payments and trade finance transactions
  • Develop and/or contribute to data analytics requirements for sanctions screening solutions for payments and trade finance transactions
  • Develop and maintain an issues log and track issues to closure for each of the sanctions screening systems
  • Liaise and provide support to the Model Validation team to ensure the success of the annual model validation efforts for sanctions screening systems
  • Liaise and provide input to the Models & Analytics team to ensure the success of the analytics/reporting and tuning efforts for sanctions screening systems
  • Facilitate the testing and management reporting on the efficacy and efficiency of the systems
  • Lead and/or provide support to the efforts of operationalizing Risk Tolerance Frameworks for sanctions screening systems and process; support ongoing tuning effort to review and opine on tuning recommendations, business rules, fuzzy logic exceptions, and etc., and facilitate the documentation and approval process
  • Consider risk based approach in decision-making process and support risk based approach culture throughout the Global Sanctions Program
  • Lead and/or contribute to the preparation of regulatory examination or internal audit engagements in a timely manner 
  • Support the management of Sanctions Risk Appetite Framework; develops a deep understanding of the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.


People and Culture:

  • Lead and drive a customer focused culture and deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Build a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that will attract, retain, develop and motivate their team and colleagues by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vision/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team and colleagues.
  • Create and foster an environment in which his/her team and colleagues pursue effective and efficient operations, 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. 

Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role? - We'd love to work with you if you have:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, data engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 2-3 years in compliance or governance functions in the financial services sector. 
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements with respect to sanctions or AML. 
  • Strong communication, analytical, organizational, project management, and planning skills.
  • Advanced and practical skills in programming language including Python, SQL and VBA.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite, including Access, Excel, Project, Visio and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of business, products, operations, systems, and organization for financial services sector.



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

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.  

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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