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Project Control Officer

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank






Requisition ID: 63615


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

Purpose of Job:

The AML Project Delivery Office PCO provides support to teams to plan, assess and design the financial reporting and tracking of the portfolio and projects. The Project Delivery Office PCO assists with structuring and executing analysis, creating and presenting reports with insights drawn from the analysis, assisting and organizing implementation activities as well as acting as a conduit and liaison between the project team and the Project Delivery Office .PCO is responsible for supporting the Project Manager (PM) to ensure the business needs and outcomes of the project are defined, satisfied and costs identified. This position requires knowledge of project management tools and methods, understanding of client’s life cycle development methodologies and knowledge of client business management. The PCO will have demonstrated skills in relationship building and is able within a number of different teams.The PCO will have excellent communication and relationship building skills.


Major Accountabilities:

-The PCO should possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills to rapidly assess problem situations and creatively develop alternate solutions and approaches necessary to resolve high-level, complex problems. The individual is expected to bring solutions to the table.


-Facilitation and interviewing skills are required to produce objectives and drive the benefit realization.


-The individual requires excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to:  make presentations to varied groups; deal with all levels of line management (individually or in committee); chairing meetings involving diverse Bank organizations and management levels; and dealing with vendors/consultants without exceeding authority. He/she must have an expert ability to balance competing or conflicting goals of various departments/stakeholders, requiring a mature, diplomatic approach and highly developed negotiation and influencing skills.


  • Support management of scheduling and forecasting.
  • Support management on Planning, forecasting, accrual and actuals of CAPEX and OPEX for the projects and portfolio.
  • Provide important business information and support ad-hoc reports as directed by management.
  • Support creation of materials for various management reviews and meetings.
  • Create/drive the critical metrics for financial reporting on projects and portfolios  (examples: support cost reporting tools and earned value reports)
  • Provide timely and accurate updates to the project manager and leadership teams as warranted
  • Partner with the EPMO team to develop and execute a plan to improve business processes as it relates to project financial controls
  • Help drive best practices in order to eliminate waste, increase innovation and create value for the business
  • Develop relationships with the project team and stakeholders  and support capabilities to drive best practice project financial reporting across the organization
  • Provide assistance with various/other projects when needed
  • Ensures SLA’s are meet for financial monthly and quarterly reports

-Strong influencing skills and negotiation skills are also critical in order to negotiate with project team members/management to acquire/maintain support and to negotiate priorities with full consideration and awareness of potential impact on business needs and outcomes.


In addition, the following acquired working knowledge is necessary to a degree matching the individual’s seniority:

-         Elements of Banking

-         Elements of Data Processing

-         Elements of Communication Systems

-         Basic Accounting

-         Contract Law

-         Planning Techniques

-         Marketing/Advertising

-         Elements of Organization and Management for large companies

-         Basic statistics/operations research

-         Bank’s Systems Development Methodology

-         Bank Security Awareness Principles and Practices

-         Experience in team coaching skills


- Operates independently day to day. Direction is sometimes received only at the most conceptual or abstract level. This requires the incumbent to apply a high level of insight to develop the parameters of an issue before strategies can be defined and tactics to respond are developed. A high level of autonomy is required, with the incumbent required to exercise judgment to balance the necessity of timely responses to pressing issues and opportunities with the requirement to bridge the interests of various stakeholders..



-Bachelor's degree in finance or Accounting or a Business Degree with a finance focus is required.
-Previous experience in a project environment or role
-Proficient in Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PowerPoint

-Knowledge of CA PPM or similar tools a nice to have




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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