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Manager, Financial Crimes

Toronto, ON
Full Time
5 days ago

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Overview of the opportunity:

KPMG's financial crimes professionals help clients understand how fraudsters, money launderers and the financiers of terrorism could be exploiting vulnerabilities in their organizations.

We work with clients to identify, manage and mitigate their fraud, money laundering (ML)/terrorist financing (TF) risk exposures in line with legislative, regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
Our Toronto office is currently looking for a manager level resource to join its team.

What you will do

By joining our Financial Crimes team as a Manager, you will learn from some of the most prominent senior professionals in the sector and further develop your management skills. Your responsibilities will include, amongst others:
  • Manage and/or execute on various client engagements including remediation or advisory projects as well as Enterprise AML Program Effectiveness Reviews:
    • You must possess a deep understanding of the PCMLTFA, Regulations, FINTRAC guidelines and Canadian Economic Sanctions
    • You will be expected to lead a team as well as execute some of the field work, manage a budget, client communications and perform overall project management duties
    • You will need to be able to identify key issues, carrying out the relevant analysis, interpreting results, and reporting key findings relevant to AML/ATF Compliance
    • You will need to maintain strong knowledge and skills sets relevant to industry standards and regulations as well as communication with both internal teams as well as client stakeholders
  • Participate in AML investigation remediation work to support our clients; your role could vary between leading a team of professionals but at times rolling up your sleeves and having boots on the ground. This could include (but not limited to):
    • Performing researches, such as client records, customer activities, and account information, in order to identify unusual activity related to money laundering or terrorist activities in accordance with the client's investigative policies and procedures and with provincial and federal laws, regulations and guidance.
    • Ensure high quality, consistent investigation documentation.
    • Conduct quality control as part of the unit's business processes.
    • Identify and support the process to report suspicious transactions/behaviors within the appropriate regulatory reporting requirements and timelines.
    • Carry out various operational activities related to the unit's business processes (e.g., data extraction and processing, following up on internal and external client requests, applying programs and policies, routing files).
    • Maintain strong knowledge and skills sets relevant for AML, ATF, sanction and other regulatory matters to perform investigations.
  • Participate in other advisory engagements, performing research, data analysis, preparing client presentations, proposals and other tasks assigned by the leadership team.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of AML/Fraud information systems and technologies
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for technology implementations to support financial crimes functions
  • Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
  • Assemble and manage teams of AML / Reg Technology personnel to design, develop, implement, operate and administer software, networks and information systems
  • Control the budget and expenditures of the department, company or project
  • Recruit and supervise computer analysts, engineers, programmers, technicians and other personnel and oversee their professional development and training related to AML & Reg Tech.

What you bring to the role

  • 6 to 8 years of experience in a similar role (preferable in consulting / advisory) OR 8 to 10 years in a Canadian financial institution in a Financial Crimes/AML Compliance function
  • Post-secondary diploma in accounting, legal or any other relevant field of study
  • MUST be proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word
  • Strong analytical and writing skills is also a must;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (French would be an asset);
  • Knowledge of CANADIAN AML/ATF laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of the financial services sector (understanding of the different products/services/channels)
  • CAMS and/or CFCS designations

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

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