Senior Investigator, Domestic FIU
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Upload your resume, create a profile, and get instantly matched with jobs that fit your life and skills. Scotiabank Senior Investigator, Domestic FIU Mississauga , Ontario Senior Investigator, Domestic FIU Requisition ID: 184617 Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture. Purpose Contributes to the overall success of the Financial Intelligence Unit (“FIU”) or the Special Investigation Unit (“SIU”) by conductingpotential money laundering (“ML”) and / or terrorist financing (“TF”) investigations. Investigates time-sensitive cases referred to the FIU / SIU by AML Operations, and / or other internal or external sources,to effectivelymitigate risk and identify all suspicious transactions, where there are reasonable grounds to suspect (“RGS”), and report said transactions, via suspicious transaction reports (“STRs”) to FINTRAC.
Ensures all activities conducted comply with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures. Performs investigations and documents clearly reasoned findings and actions associated with FIU / SIU investigations, along with the delivery of timely disposition of such investigations. Accountabilities Performs and documents FIU / SIU ML / TF investigations, along with maintaining supporting information, in accordance with Enterprise AML and FIU / SIU policies and procedures. Performs higher risk and/or complex investigations and provides both recommendations and reports as appropriate on investigative trends and outcomes.
Research customer records, customer activities and account information to determine whether unusual activity may indicate RGS. Identifies and investigates High-Risk customers including but not limited to potential PEPs / PEFPs, Sanctions and refers as appropriate to internal partners (e.g., EDDU, Global Sanctions, etc.). Prepares and delivers investigative results to the appropriate staff, including identification of trends and areas of improvement. Identifies and reports RGS within the regulatory reporting requirements and timelines.
Recommends risk mitigation actions and next steps at the conclusion of FIU / SIU investigations. Apprises and advises senior personnel regarding on-going investigations and findings. Communicates regularly with leadership to identify challenges and obstacles related to the team’s objectives. Provides mentoring, coaching and feedback regarding recommendations and best practices for enterprise investigations, as appropriate.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skill sets relevant for ML, TF, sanction and other regulatory matters to perform case investigations. Shares subject matter expertise and provides specialized advice, guidance and direction to team members on money laundering, terrorist financing and case investigations. Identifies challenges and obstacles related to the team’s objectives and escalates them accordingly. Understands how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her 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, 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. Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment. Education / Experience / Other Information University degree, or equivalent, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in AML and / or risk disciplines. Extensive investigative skills along with 5 years of documented AML or law enforcement experience may substitute for university degree requirements.
Demonstrated expertise in ML/TF investigations. Knowledge of local and relevant AML laws and regulations. Strong understanding of financial transactions along with and understanding of technology. Good investigative skills and demonstrated understanding of complex financial transactions.
Strong writing and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement as to the materiality of risks were identified. Proven ability in determining required risk mitigation activities with appropriate consideration to the impact of the business line. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Uses an analytical approach to problem solving, coupled with attention to results and a sense of urgency. Ability to communicate in French and/or Spanish is an asset. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation is an asset. Exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances.
Working Conditions Work in a standard office-based environment. High demand and fast-paced environment due to the frequency of urgent requests, time-sensitive work, competing priorities and unexpected risk related operational situations. 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.
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