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Senior Advisor Screening

Apply now Job ID 21551123856 Date posted 01/10/2022

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

A career in compliance and financial crime risk management at National Bank means contributing to the transformation and having a direct impact on clients.

As Senior Advisor – Screening, you will be the primary individual responsible for coordinating the operationalization of the Bank’s regulatory and financial crime management obligations for screening, including developing and implementing relevant models across the financial group.

Your role

  • Implementing and managing an effective oversight framework for screening activities across the financial group, including:

o Understanding regulatory and business needs in terms of sanctions, politically exposed persons, financial crime and bad press.

o Participating in a major project to overhaul our screening environments and managing the design, implementation and ongoing transformation of our screening models.

o Exploring large volumes of data and testing different modelling approaches to build high-performance screening models. Ensuring the quality and integrity of data used.

o Recommending approaches to optimize detection and reduce false alarms.

o Working with different stakeholders (e.g., IT, products, distribution networks) and working in solutions mode.

  • Ensuring continuous supervision (effective challenge) of the consistency of screening practices with the standards established by the Bank, including:

o Assessing the quality of screening activities carried out by various stakeholders in the processes (e.g., input quality).

o Tracking the portfolio of the various discrepancies/findings/recommendations affecting the processes under your responsibility to ensure resolution, including escalating recurring or lagging discrepancies.

o Contributing to the various internal certification processes and periodic certification processes with regulatory authorities.

Working in a versatile and dynamic team that creates sound value for the Bank, you’ll have support from six colleagues with a wide range of skills and experience in risk management, governance, operations and modelling. You will report to the Senior Manager – Screening and Regulatory Disclosure.

Required competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience or master’s degree and four years of experience in a related field
  • Sound knowledge, or ability to quickly understand activities and risks related to operational processes under your responsibility
  • Experience in process improvement and change management
  • Compliance or audit experience, an asset
  • Bilingualism, spoken and written (English and French)

Preferred competencies

  • Modelling experience
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and prioritize multiple activities and stakeholders
  • Strong ability to exert influence

This position will give you the opportunity to participate in major technology projects and develop your skills in modelling and the use of artificial intelligence.

You’ll have the chance to manage processes from end to end, with a view of the activities of several partner units and regular interactions with them (procedures, products, systems, operations, etc.).

Your benefits

Upon hiring, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer attractive benefits for you and your family:

  • Health and wellness program, including many benefits
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Preferred banking services
  • Volunteer program
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual sleep clinic

These are just a few of the many benefits we offer. We've rolled out a number of additional measures to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a pleasant employee experience.  We value employees' ideas and use surveys and other programs to encourage feedback and ongoing communication.

We're putting people first

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us,  and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Ready to live your ambitions?


JobField: Risk Management

Unposting Date: 2022-01-24

Job Number: RIS0017H

Posting Date: 2022-01-10

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