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Senior Audit Manager, AML/ATF Sanctions Audit


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 30, 2020.




Requisition ID: 91394


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


The Senior Manager, AML/ATF & Sanctions will lead the execution of Transaction Monitoring audits in Canada and other regions as needed. (S)He will also support the Director AML/ATF Sanctions Audit in ensuring standardization of audit methodology and approach for all transaction monitoring audits executed globally. In addition, the incumbent will support the Director in determining the overall audit plan and strategy of the AML Transaction Monitoring program. 

•    Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
•    Identify systemic and emerging issues and strategic changes planned/undertaken by the auditees that will impact the audit plan, including review of business/strategic plans, review and update the Risk Assessment database for entities assigned, attend periodic meetings with key management officers to understand changes and new business initiatives and review key performance indicators
•    Maintain a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned areas and provide effective guidance to the audit teams;
•    Manage appropriately the prioritization of testing activities using a risk-based approach to ensure scope and extent of work is in accordance with the approved plan, timing and budget are reasonable, appropriate resources are assigned, risks are understood and the nature and extend of testing is adequate to support the audit findings and conclusions;
•    Ensure internal control weaknesses are identified; errors are quantified as applicable, associated impact is defined, documented and reported, the identified issues are clearly understood and the appropriate actions are taken by management.
•    Ensure audit reports are written to a consistent high standard of quality and are finalized / released within established metrics;
•    Ensure audit findings are adequately documented in the Audit Issues Tracking Database;
•    Ensure Teammate working paper files are reviewed timely and the audit work is documented according to the established standards;
•    Maintain effective communication with stakeholders including appropriate handling of conflicts and issue resolution.

•    Expertise in AML Typologies and AML Transaction Monitoring Systems.
•    Knowledge of regulatory requirements and global industry practices in transaction monitoring.
•    7-10 years of experience in developing, auditing, executing and /or monitoring of AML Compliance requirements ay financial services organizations.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to present and negotiate audit findings to management, are essential. 
•    Self-starter / takes initiative, deals well with ambiguity, and is detail oriented.
•    AML Certification (ACAMS) or other relevant professional certifications.


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.