Manager, Compliance & Risk
Assiniboine Credit Union.
Winnipeg MB, Canada
3d ago

Description : OVERVIEW


Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer, the Manager, Compliance & Risk is the leader for ACU’s compliance and risk management processes.

The Manager coaches, mentors and develops a team of compliance and risk officers with emphasis on all areas of risk as well as monitoring and reporting, while maintaining a focus on service standards provided to all divisions of the organization.

As the Deputy Anti-Money Laundering Officer, the role is responsible to ensure compliance across the organization with the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act as well as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standards (CRS).

A personal and professional connection to ACU’s Money doing more purpose guides the Manager, Compliance & Risk as an operational advisor and business partner to all areas.


  • Leads, develops, coaches and mentors a high-performing team to deliver and exceed expectations while coaching employees to realize their professional development goals
  • Develops effective working relationships with all ACU teams
  • Acts as a subject matter expert, consulting on organizational projects and initiatives
  • Accountable for team results and service levels, standards and ensuring team capabilities support the delivery and execution of projects, initiatives and operational plans
  • Receives and resolves escalated and complex matters referred by team members and business partners
  • Continuously and actively seeks efficiencies through automation and process improvements
  • Manages vendor and external stakeholder relationships, works within professional discipline with external experts or specialists
  • Maintains current and relevant knowledge of industry trends, legislation, the regulatory environment, risk management and fraud prevention
  • Champions ACU’s commitment to values-based banking, respectful workplace and diversity and inclusion
  • Enterprise Risk Management

  • Responsible and accountable to implement and assess the Enterprise Risk Management process within all divisions across the organization and to develop and maintain ACU’s focus on Enterprise Risk Management
  • Identifies, defines and manages risk factors at the department and organization levels within area of expertise
  • Operational Risk Management

  • Responsible and accountable to implement and oversee the corporate business continuity plan and work with all divisions to develop and maintain appropriate business continuity plans
  • Compliance & Control

  • As the Deputy Anti-Money Laundering Officer, responsible and accountable to maintain an expert level of knowledge regarding FINTRAC regulatory requirements and to mentor, coach and develop staff to ensure requirements related to the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act are understood and followed
  • Responsible and accountable to ensure compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standards (CRS)
  • Responsible and accountable for tracking, measuring and reporting regularly on frauds and to monitor fraud and forgeries and provide reports and trending to executive management
  • Builds and maintains a risk aware culture in a multi-regulatory environment
  • Develops and ensures development of operational and organizational policies, processes, systems and procedures providing an advanced level of technical expertise within that area of knowledge
  • Review, determine and implement branch cash limits, monitor and provide recommended changes to branch limits when required
  • Responsible and accountable to ensure ACU maintains appropriate insurance coverage, including property and casualty, bonding, and liability
  • Responsible to review and approve insurance claims, including those pertaining to fraudulent activities
  • Review and approve or recommend write-offs as they pertain to fraudulent situations
  • Ensures compliance with all internal control policies and procedures, and all regulations, by-laws, standards, policies and procedures
  • Monitors and ensures appropriate internal control procedures are followed, tracked and reported on as required
  • Identifies potential weaknesses in the design and / or operation of controls and makes recommendations to develop and implement enhancements to internal controls and reporting
  • Reviews, evaluates and introduces new risk procedures ensuring activities conform to policies, procedures, legislation and regulations
  • Provides factual reporting to Law Enforcement Agencies, regulators, insurance providers as well as the court system as required

    This position requires a degree or diploma and five to seven years’ experience in management and fraud, branch operations, operational risk, proceeds of crime, Anti-Money Laundering, back office management, fraud prevention, audit and / or compliance.

    Relevant risk management and compliance certifications are an asset.

    Knowledge, Skill, Ability (KSA) Profile

    This role requires demonstrated success in all of ACU’s core competency areas including :

  • Leading Self
  • Member Service
  • Delivering Results
  • Communication
  • Change
  • Team Leadership
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Organizational Acumen
  • In addition, the Manager :

  • Champions ACU's commitment to values-based banking, respectful workplace and diversity and inclusion
  • Is an effective leader and has a track record of successfully supporting individuals develop professional capabilities
  • Is comfortable with a fast pace, conflicting priorities and ambiguity; helps to support the team to perform in this environment
  • Has broad and deep risk management knowledge including loss prevention, privacy and anti-money laundering (AML)
  • Keeps ahead of trends in the regulatory environment and the financial services industry and beyond and understands the implications for ACU
  • Effectively builds relationships inside and outside the organization, works collaboratively and cross functionally and can influence stakeholders
  • Manages highly sensitive relationships with Law Enforcement Agencies, regulators and insurance providers.
  • Is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products and AML compliance technologies and has advanced data analysis skills
  • Is capable of managing projects within the functional area
  • Is able to effectively communicate technical and detailed information to professionals and stakeholders
  • Understands the business and is knowledgeable in ACU’s current products, services, operations philosophies and principles
  • Maintains, manages and exchanges highly complex, confidential and / or sensitive information and resolves broad professional area and / or department-wide issues which potentially have an organization wide impact
  • Effectively handles highly non-standard courses of action or with broader impact issues to all or any level(s) of leadership
  • Who we are :

    As one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2020), the culture of Assiniboine Credit Union is supportive of the individual while focused on the greater community.

    You'll be motivated by shared values and encouraged to always think about how, through financial sustainability, we can do more for our members, our employees and our community.

    Choosing to work at Assiniboine Credit Union means that you'll be working for an organization that...

  • puts people, planet and prosperity first,
  • values diversity and inclusion,
  • is focused on social and environmental responsibility
  • supports employees through training programs and long-term career development,
  • offers a competitive total compensation program which includes bonuses, a matched pension program, and health and dental benefits
  • If doing things differently and doing more is part of who you are, join us on a rewarding journey where your personal aspirations and career goals can align.

    Deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 19, 2020 . We thank everyone who applies but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    We are committed to workforce diversity and actively recruit people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives reflecting the community in which we live and work.

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