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Senior Compliance Officer, Surveillance Advisory, Global Compliance


This is a Full-time position in Hamilton, ON posted April 28, 2021.

Requisition ID: 102603 Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.

Purpose Contribute to the overall success of the Canadian Wealth Distribution Compliance team, ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of business strategies and objectives.

Ensure all activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.

Accountabilities Champion a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.

Primary responsibilities include conducting surveillance/ monitoring activities, responding to regulatory requests and investigations.

Support the Compliance team in its execution of a risk based regulatory compliance monitoring/surveillance program to help identify areas of regulatory compliance risk exposure, provide adequate coverage and depth of surveillance and promote consistency in the monitoring of regulatory compliance risk.

Research and/or investigate potential violations of regulations, policies and procedures and ensure effective remediation of non-compliance situations.

Provide knowledgeable written and oral advice to the businesses on a variety of Compliance matters.

Assist with regulatory filings/responses.

Provide leadership, support and guidance within the Compliance team.

Support the review of regulatory developments, the maintenance and updating of policies, procedures and compliance systems, regular reporting to the Compliance team and business partners and the timely escalation of material compliance concerns, assist with providing training to Compliance teams or the business.

Provide support in developing and monitoring designated businesses’ Compliance operations to ensure that regulatory risks are reviewed effectively and efficiently and in accordance with the firm’s Risk Appetite.

Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.

Actively pursue effective and efficient duties within their respective areas, 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, and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.

Help support a high performance environment and provide leadership within the team that helps retain and develop other their team members, by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating values and business ideas.

Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education / Experience University or college degree preferable.

Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the financial industry.

Experience in a supervision, regulatory compliance, audit or risk function an asset.

Relevant industry accreditations/courses such as (CSI) industry courses or equivalents an asset (i.e., Canadian Securities Course; Conduct and Practices Handbook Course; Derivatives Fundamentals & Options Licensing Course; Branch Managers Course).

Excellent analytical and investigative skills with strong attention to detail.

Able to effectively work with business and other control functions to help implement compliance-risk management initiatives.

Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with the businesses and Global Compliance staff.

Disciplined work ethic and commitment to producing excellence in work output.

Ability to manage several ongoing projects and competing priorities concurrently.

Enthusiasm for making a positive impact to Wealth Distribution Compliance.

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.

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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.