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Senior Manager, Policy & Training - Toronto, ON

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 48168


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

Jop Purpose

The Senior Manager, Canadian Banking AML – Policy & Training reports to the Director, Canadian Banking AML – Risk & Controls and is responsible for helping enhance and sustain Canadian Banking’s AML and sanctions program. The incumbent will drive the design, development, and maintenance of key AML and sanctions process and controls across Canadian Banking, with focus on policy & training management. 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.


Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development and sustainment of AML controls, with focus on policy and training management, 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. 
  • Lead for the execution of training controls, as well assist with execution of ongoing AML sustainment activities, including risk assessment, MIS reporting, and customer onboarding & retention decisions.
  • Lead for the identification of operational compliance gaps to AML and sanction policies and support driving development of controls for closure. Proactively address gaps, identify opportunities, and lead changes to help streamline end-to-end AML 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.
  • Assist with resolving issues and negotiating compromises between team members/stakeholders to meet objectives, overcome obstacles and/or recommend alternatives, as required.
  • Keep stakeholders up to date on progress and escalated issues, ensuring recommendations/solutions are provided where applicable.
  • Prepare status updates on project accomplishments against milestones on a scheduled and ad hoc basis, as needed.
  • Maintains regulatory awareness, current knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and industry best practice in operational risk
  • Champions a high performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment.


Functional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of Canadian AML/ATF and sanctions regulations (CAMS designation, or working towards, a plus) and Enterprise Policies.
  • 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 partners
  • Strong strategic influencing skills
  • Solid familiarity with one or more Canadian Banking business line (Retail, Commercial, or Wealth)
  • Knowledge of the Canadian banking financial services marketplace, customer segments, and the Bank’s relative competitive position within those market areas


Education/ Work Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance with a minimum of 5 years of relevant AML/ATF or banking experience (compliance policy and training management an asset)



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking 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. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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