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Employee Type - Full-Time EmployeeExperience - Not SpecifiedIndustries - Management, Banking


Job Summary

The Senior Manager, AML & Compliance Line 1 (Business Banking) will lead the implementation and ongoing sustainment of AML & ATF compliance within the line of business by helping Business Banking design, implement, monitor and report on operational processes and their related controls, insuring compliance with Meridian AML/AFT policies and risk management frameworks. 

This role will enhance the line of business’ understanding and management of AML/ATF-related risks through training and communication, and will enable sales growth through their thoughtful design and development of effective processes and controls.  This role will liaise with Meridian’s AML/ATF Compliance team on behalf of Business Banking, and will represent the line of business in AML/ATF-related projects and enterprise initiatives. 

Leads and drives a Member focused culture to deepen Member relationships and leverage broader enterprise relationships, systems and knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the business line with oversight and compliance by the following:
  • Assess current processes and controls at the business line level with respect to Member acceptance, record-keeping, and ongoing monitoring of AML risk of Members. 
  • Identify gaps, risks and unacceptable AML/ATF risks and escalate to senior leadership.
  • Provide recommendations to senior leadership and 2nd line of defence of operational and procedural changes to ensure compliance with regulations and internal policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other compliance leaders and the business line to establish standards for monitoring, reporting and implement policies and procedures.
  • Partner with 2nd line of defence to maintain regulatory awareness, current knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and industry best practices and ensure processes/controls are updated/reviewed accordingly.
  • Provide AML/ATF compliance support to business line; including being the subject matter expert and providing direction and guidance on appropriate actions and reviews.
  • Contributes to the effective collaboration and successful execution of AML programs across Business Banking 1A/1B, 2nd line of defence, Learning & Development and IT partners.
  • Acts as the product owner, where required, for the design of any enterprise or divisional technology solutions to address AML/ATF requirements across customer data capture, identification of high-risk customer name screening
  • Align to the 2nd Line of Defence AML/ATF and Sanctions program and mandate.

  • Manage the design and implementation of ongoing change management program for AML across Business Banking to ensure alignment with the rest of Meridian.
  • Proactive with resolving issues and negotiating compromises between team members/stakeholders to meet objectives, overcome obstacles and/or recommend alternatives, as required.

  • Lead the development and execution of Business Banking’s AML and sanctions training & communication programs by driving the following:
  • Working cross-functionally to  build the compliance training and awareness strategies, implementation plans and initiatives, both internally an externally (i.e. vendor-related) and develop effective and continuous improvement engagement and adherence methods
  • Coordinate and oversee the development and delivery of AML and sanctions training courses, in collaboration with key partners in the 2nd line and Leaning & Development.
  • Proactively address gaps, identify opportunities, and lead improvements to the training and communications program.
  • Prepare status updates on project accomplishments against milestones on a scheduled basis.
  • Champion a high performance environment and contribute to an inclusive work environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strategic Influencing – Effectively balance and understand the role of the front line advisor, the impact of the Member experience along with the demands of AML and regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent project management, problem solving, negotiating skills and highly developed inflating skills.
  • Strong knowledge of AML/AFT and sanctions regulations.
  • Strong knowledge and experience developing and delivering training programs.
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiating skills and highly developed influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong leadership, time management and pro-active organization skills.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset, with Lean Six Sigma certification as an asset.
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designate an asset

Education, Designations, Training, and Experience

The successful candidate will have a post secondary degree, ideally in Business, along with a minimum of seven to ten years of Business Banking experience in a project management and/or regulatory reform or significant work experience in Business Banking functions.

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Thank you for your interest in Meridian Credit Union. Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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