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Title:  Senior Manager, Special Projects




Requisition ID: 111189

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




The Chief Accountants team operates in a high-risk area with many strategic projects and initiatives that have been attracting more attention given various financial reporting and regulatory deliverables. The incumbent will bring traction to key projects and initiatives within the Chief Accountant's group. These currently include eGL implementations, legacy systems decommissioning, reconciliation work, controls implementations and strategic planning for the team.  Strategic planning will include working with the leaders of the Chief Accountants team to identify future initiatives and opportunities and to develop and manage an overall project/initiatives implementation plan.


Key Accountabilities 


  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture through their assignments to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Lead key projects and initiatives, working closely with assigned resources to achieve project objectives within time and budgetary goals.
  • Apply operational expertise to facilitate and develop creative solutions to issues encountered.
  • Working closely with Chief Accountant leadership to develop and maintain an overall project plan of key initiatives and projects.  Be prepared to recommend delivery plan/prioritization and changes where required and to report on status to senior leadership.
  • In conjunction with assigned resources, track and report in the status of individual projects.  
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk. 
  • Effectively manage human resources by providing a strong leadership to motivate both individual and project team performance.  Note that assigned resources may involve seconded project resources.
  • Recognize training and development needs in relation to assigned projects.  Where staff are assigned, work with staff to support their development needs and career objectives.  
  • As part of individual projects consider training needs and work with assigned resources and other Finance groups such as GFT and APP to deliver training materials.  

Experience / Education:


  • The incumbent must be a mature individual with experience in financial institutions and it is essential that he/she possess knowledge of a broad range of financial disciplines including regulatory reporting, accounting policies, applications systems and corporate governance.  More specifically the incumbent should:
    • have experience managing and working on new initiatives and projects; and,
    • have experience in financial control and analysis within the Bank.
  • An accounting designation (or equivalent) is preferred.  Project management background/certifications would be of benefit.
  • The incumbent must be an effective leader with the ability to contribute to business and strategic planning.  The incumbent must be resourceful, a self-starter, possessing a high degree of flexibility, creative thinking and confidence to carry out innovative solutions.  Well-developed judgement, management, decision-making and problem-solving skills are required in order to effectively deal with a rapidly changing, complex business environment.
  • The incumbent must possess expert time management skills in order to manage multiple initiatives and projects through prioritization, delegation, motivation, conflict resolution and the promotion of ideas.  
  • Excellent written communications skills are essential.  In addition, the incumbent should be skilled at verbal presentation, of a calibre suitable for direct exposure to executive management of the Bank.
  • Interpersonal skills must be strong, and the incumbent should be well suited acting as a leader to provide clear direction to project teams and effectively implement change.


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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