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Title:  Senior Manager, AML KYC




Requisition ID: 73059


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


The Senior Manager, Canadian Banking AML – KYC leads the sustainment and improvement of Canadian Banking and Global Wealth Management AML KYC (Know Your Client) programs. They are responsible for the resolution of complex, multi-dimensional business problems for the assigned Lines of Business.  This includes leading multi-disciplinary projects to implement solutions to meet business needs and providing ongoing support to all assigned units. They 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.


  • Contribute to effective collaboration and successful execution of the AML program across Canadian Banking and Wealth, the 2nd and 3rd Lines of Defence, Data Office and Technology delivery groups.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary projects to implement solutions to resolve AML KYC business problems.  This includes: defining business requirements and processes which adhere to operational, regulatory, compliance, and AML/ATF policies and practices; contributing to business case proposals; developing change management and implementation strategies; participating in development of roadmaps and project plans; and securing consensus and co-operation from users and senior management.
  • Manage ongoing execution of projects and initiatives to meet Canadian Banking AML objectives and regulatory commitments. This includes: resolving issues and negotiating between team members and stakeholders to meet objectives; overcoming obstacles and recommending alternatives; keeping stakeholders up to date on progress and escalated issues; and communicating status updates on project accomplishments across seniority levels and teams.
  • Effectively manage and supervise Product Owner / business analysis staff by recruiting and retaining qualified staff, setting performance expectations, monitoring performance and development plans, providing feedback including the preparation of performance appraisals, and providing counsel and coaching.
  • Maintain regulatory awareness, current knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Champion a high-performance environment and contribute to an inclusive work environment



The incumbent must be a creative, self-starting, results-oriented, and highly motivated individual with excellent analytical skills in order to apply this knowledge to independently resolve complex business problems that are multi-dimensional.


Work/Education experience:

  • Minimum 8 years’ progressive experience in Business Analysis or Systems Analysis
  • Minimum 5 years’ people management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to drive initiatives to successful completion
  • Strong performance orientation and sense of urgency
  • Strong communication skills and able to communicate complex information to various audiences
  • Strong relationship-building competencies to build and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders and business unit partners
  • Excellent strategic influencing and negotiation skills
  • Solid familiarity with one or more Canadian Banking or Wealth Management business lines, especially in the area of KYC
  • Regulatory background and/or knowledge of Canadian AML/ATF regulations is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • CAMS designation, or working towards, is a plus


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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