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Manager AML /AFT Canadian Banking, Toronto, ON



Requisition ID: 40031


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

Job Purpose

The Canadian Banking AML /AFT Manager’s responsibility and focus is to lead and/or actively manage the effective design and implementation of assigned projects and activities for the Program Operations & Transformation AML/AFT group globally to ensure business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

The Manager is part of a dynamic team responsible to manage the development and implementation of the transformation initiatives designed to modernize the GAMLUs’ global AML/ATF program operations, which is a key element of Scotiabank’s Global AML/AFT Program Transformation initiative.

The Manager will utilize Lean, Agile and/or Project methodologies, to conduct and implement project deliverables. He/She will collaborate with the business, key stakeholder and partners in the diagnosis, design and implementation of the Transformational program and is accountable to desgin, analyze, document (current/potential future states) and implement the transformation,  with the intent to improve the overall effectiveness.

He/She contributes to drive a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverages broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.


Key Accountabilities

  • Project Management Leadership - Leads, initiates and/or  actively participates in the  various project phases from -requirements through to implementation to sustainment by:
    • Analyzing data to identify trends, interdependencies among variables and be able to define project scope, developing action plans and gaining agreement to solutions from all stakeholders;
    • Diagnosing/projecting potential benefits as well as establishing costs/benefits of a particular project;
    • Preparing standard project methodology documents (i.e. Cost Benefit analysis, Implementation strategies, Terms of Reference, Project Charters, etc.);
    • Developing implementation strategy/communication strategy and ensure acceptance by key parties;
    • Coordinating and developing pilot/proof of concept as applicable as well as ensuring UAT is completed and satisfactory as applicable;
    • Ensuring project deliverables are cost effective and consistent with department/bank strategies and are met as described in the Terms of Reference/Project Charter documents and project is within budget;
    • Identifying training needs for affected departments and participate in the development and scheduling of training strategies/programs/tools;
    • Researching existing systems and procedures and analyzing if the proposed changes are valid, implement-able and consistent with departmental resources; and
    • Reviewing all policy/legal procedural aspects of the project with appropriate parties to ensure compliance.


  • Business Plan Execution– Planning, monitoring and managing internal projects of moderate level of complexity from initiation through completion by:
    • Leading and/or actively managing in the implementation of a global operating model that established a Global Financial Intelligence Unit that oversees monitors and supports the effective and efficient delivery of financial intelligence functions across the Bank Financial intelligence units.
    • Supports the Director and the team to oversee the design and implementation, from a business perspective of IT and data management solutions including a global case management solution and global transaction monitoring solutions.
    • Leading and/or coordinating and monitoring the implementation of end-to-end process design, conducting on-going analysis and documenting current and potential future states to improve overall effectiveness for Canadian Banking, International Banking and Global Banking and Markets;
    • Leading and actively participating in the coordination of project planning (may include resourcing, staffing, supply and subcontract management, progress reporting, troubleshooting and people management activities, etc.;
    • Developing and updating project plans (roles, tasks, expectations, project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing required), implementation schedule(s) and facilitating signoff of schedules and plan;
    • Completing process mapping, providing business benefits and costs analysis  to ensure an effective alignment of the project with that of the services provided;
    • Leading, coordinating and conducting meetings, facilitating working sessions or presentations with Senior Management on the project’s progress;
    • Ensuring all appropriate departments are represented on the project team and results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost;
    • Liaising  between business and technical aspects of projects to ensure its timely implementation;
    • Assisting in preparing related project progress execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule and scope;
    • Preparing and/or reviewing communication material, including presentation decks, training materials and ensuring content is applicable to target audiences and aligns with overall program objectives.
    • Providing advice and counsel to Business Line Officers, all levels, throughout the project implementation phase; Influencing changes to policy along with  viable technological and structural improvements that results in increased productivity with no increase to risk;
    • Active problem solver to resolving issues with recommendations, negotiating compromises between team members, Business Line Officers and consultants to meet objectives , overcoming obstacles and guiding team members to alternatives if required;


  • Relationship Management - Develops and maintains strategic relationships by:
    • Establishing, building and maintaining relationships with internal key stakeholders and  departments within Canadian, International and Global Banking;
    • Collaborating on and developing proposals including project deliverables while ensuring adherence to quality standards;
    • Working with a diverse working group, with varying expertise and job levels; and
    • Building good working relations with external vendors and internal/external technology partners, as applicable.
    • Personal Development Leadership-  Manages personal (or where applicable “the team’s”) development  to ensure knowledge and skills are continually enhanced by:
    • Researching best practices and attending courses designed around process, project management, technology and human capital management;
    • Keeping abreast of regulatory standards, business short- and long term initiatives and how these may impact the AML program; and
    • Challenging the status quo and providing ideas on how best serve our customers while creating Centre of expertise.
    • Contributes to a high performance environment, and develops and motivates self and team mates by fostering and inclusive work environment and sharing of best practices and knowledge.


Functional Competencies

• Ability to research viable solutions through existing departments in the Bank or external vendor partners;
• Excellent time management skills and highly organized and able to handle a large number of concurrent high priority activities and requests in order to satisfy the needs of a large client group
• Excellent written and verbal skills required to prepare communications and interact effectively with other Bank departments, external parties and Senior Executive Officers;
• Expert knowledge of project planning and tracking techniques and methodologies and market trends;
• Expert knowledge of Canadian, International and Global Banking business units functions, procedures, products,  policies and how the various supporting units interact;
• High level understanding of applicable business line objectives;
• Significant level of knowledge /expertise and critical thinking skills to identify, evaluate and recommend improvements to process, technology and organizational structure to enhance both the customer and employee experience;
• Strong negotiating and influencing skills to engage and influence stakeholders collaboratively at all levels of the organization
• Expert knowledge of related regulatory requirements including KYC, AML, Anti-Terrorist Financing Policies legislation and procedures;
• Thorough knowledge the Bank’s interactive ( i.e. Excel, PowerPoint and Word), production and legacy systems  and Process Mapping and Business Architecting, including use of related software and tools (i.e. Visio, LOVEM, Microsoft Projects, excel, etc.)
•  Working knowledge of bank accounting and internal controls;


Educational/Work Experience

• Undergraduate degree in either Business, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a project management environment, within a matrix organization preferable in the Financial Industry.
• Project Management Professional Designation, Six-Sigma (Greenbelt), Lean Certification and/or Agile, an asset.
• Spanish speaking also 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.

Full time
Toronto, 08, CA