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AVP, Financial Crimes - Governance & Controls


TD Bank

15d ago

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • Toronto
  • Quick Apply


  • Deep expertise in Anti Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorist Financing and Sanctions
  • Strong risk acumen – challenges the status quo; has a sense of where things could go wrong and proactively manages to avoid / minimize the risks
  • Proven ability in leveraging deep risk expertise to align teams to a central vision, while also listening and engaging others to provide input in the shaping of that vision
  • Skillful communication (written and verbal) and ability to write Board level communications and reports
  • Ability to work in ambiguity and decomplexify issues; Strong work ethic and ability to execute with speed
  • Recruits top talent; manages and motivates a diverse group of professionals
  • Strong people leader who possesses the ability to effectively work in teams across the bank with multiple stakeholders and to influence and align others
  • Strong collaborator who engages colleagues, business partners and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates negotiation and partnership skills to balance stakeholder input but remains objective to reach the right outcome - ability to stay resilient under pressure
  • Robust organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Strong knowledge of the AML regulatory environment in Canada is a requirement
  • Specific Educational Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree required; Post Graduate degree preferred


  • Governance & Controls:
  • Owns, develops and matures the Enterprise Financial Crimes Risk Management Governance and Control program including all risk types applicable to Financial Crime Risk Management. Such risk types include but is not limited to Strategic risk, operational risk, model risk, reputational risk, privacy risk, regulatory compliance risk and change initiatives
  • Owns issues management including challenging action plans, monitoring timely completion of issues, reviewing and challenging solutioning and preparing complete and accurate reporting for various stakeholders.
  • Establishes and owns the governance and oversight model for GAML Canada
  • Nurtures a risk mindset within the team
  • Develops, owns and executes the program for ongoing monitoring over the Canadian Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Develops and owns the requirements for the oversight of AML / sanctions / ABAC by first line governance & control functions contained within the Banks Governance and Control Standard
  • Participates in new risk and control initiatives deployed by TD (such as risk acceptance, heightened standards etc.)
  • Represents Financial Crimes Risk Management at various enterprise Governance and Control committees and liaises with the enterprise and control functions to align and support on TD's strategy.
  • Contributes to the strategy and long-term planning activities for Financial Crimes Risk Management
  • Fosters a continuous improvement mindset and proposes enhancements to the program informed by industry trends and best practices.
  • Anticipates emerging obstacles and proactively removes barriers to successful achievement of the program
  • Prepares various reporting for stakeholders
  • Collaborates with stakeholders as required
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned


Mission & Purpose

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD had CDN$1.9 trillion in assets on July 31, 2023. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 16 million active online and mobile customers. TD offers a full range of financial products and services to over 27.5 million customers worldwide through four key business lines: - Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking including TD Canada Trust, Business Banking, and MBNA - U.S. Retail including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance (U.S.), TD Wealth (U.S.) and TD’s investment in Schwab - Wealth Management & Insurance including TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance - Wholesale Banking including TD Securities and TD Cowen