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Title:  Manager, Name Screening, CB AML




Requisition ID: 70045


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


The Manager, Canadian Banking AML, Name Screening will contribute to the overall success of the Canadian Banking AML/ATF program and  will assist and provide oversight for regulatory initiatives with a focus on name screening . The incumbent will actively pursue effective and efficient operations of his/her respective area, 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.

The Manager will report to, and work closely with, the Senior Manager, AML Data and Technology, CB AML. The incumbent will also work with members of Canadian Banking’s 1st Line and 2nd Line AML teams, as well as other stakeholders across Canadian Banking.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the development and sustainment of AML controls by supporting Canadian Banking business units with development and execution of processes, procedures, initiatives and best practices, ensuring compliance with regulations and internal policies and procedures.  
  • Assist with execution of ongoing AML sustainment activities, including issues management, risk assessment, and issues reporting with a focus on name screening.
  • Establish, monitor, and coordinate action plans to ensure any identified gaps are addressed.
  • Proactively identify gaps and opportunities, and supports leading changes to help streamline end-to-end AML/ ATF and sanctions processes and procedures.
  • Contribute to the effective collaboration and successful execution of the AML program across Canadian Banking and the 2nd line of defense.
  • Following up for corrective action that results in marked progress/return to established standards
  • Supports keeping stakeholders up to date on progress and escalated issues, ensuring recommendations/solutions are provided where applicable.
  • Prepare and provide status updates on project accomplishments against milestones on a scheduled and ad hoc basis, as needed.
  • Report findings and associated risk to Business Line management
  • Maintain a current understanding of money laundering and terrorist financing and sanctions issues, including policies, procedures, regulations, industry best practices, criminal typologies and developing trends.  
  • Maintains ongoing knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and industry best practice in respect to name screening for sanctions and politically exposed persons. 
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.  Assists in completing required risk assessments and gap analyses for any new or existing products, initiatives, changes to strategy or policies and ensures appropriate review and approval by required stakeholders.
  • Champions a high performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment. 


Experience / Education:

  • Thorough knowledge of Canadian AML/ATF and sanctions regulations, policies, and procedure
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements including - OSFI and FINTRAC
  • Strong performance orientation with a mind for efficiency and a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong communication skills and able to communicate complex information to various audiences
  • Strong relationship building competencies to build/maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders and business unit partner
  • Sound understanding of Risk Management, Business Control and Audit methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work hands-on as well as with cross – functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to use quantitative data for the purposes of qualitative decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Excellent problem solving, influencing and relationship management skills
  • Undergraduate university degree in related discipline and/or minimum of 5-7 years AML/ATF and Sanctions related work experience
  • Experience working within an AML, Compliance, financial crimes, risk or audit department an asset 
  • Retail, Commercial and/or Wealth business line experience an asset
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation an asset 


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. 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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