Senior Risk Advisor - Financial Crimes Job

Job Overview

Ottawa, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
$89,000 - $133,600 Per Year
Date Posted
4 months ago

Additional Details

Good Exp. Required (5 - 9 Years)

Job Description

EDC is seeking a motivated and resourceful person to join our Corporate Sustainability Group – Center of Expertise (CSG-COE) as a Senior Risk Advisor. As part of the first line of defense (1LD), our team is responsible for helping fulfill EDC’s commitments to conduct business in a responsible and ethical manner and integrate our ESG values in the business we do. This role will be an integral team member of the CSG-COE. The vision of the CSG-COE is a to be a support function for the lines of business in order to support the customers’ ESG journey (in relation to Environmental, Social and Financial Crimes (FC) risks) and ensure this journey is efficient and effective. 
This Senior Risk Advisor position will support achieving the CSG-COE vision as it relates to FC risks in our business transactions and relationships, including bribery and corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions and external fraud. This is an opportunity for an individual who is a resourceful self-starter, that thrives in a dynamic team environment, to work directly on the ever-evolving FC risk management in the financial sector.  

Discipline Summary  

  • Maintains master list of Policies, Guidelines and Procedures (PGPs) identifying owners, approval dates and approvers to ensure documents remain current. 
  • Coordinates responses across the lines of business and support functions on procedures, job aids, tools and process updates in response to Policy and Guideline changes and scheduled reviews. Applies a continuous improvement approach to identify, prioritize, develop and improve risk management practices.
  • Triages, prioritizes and addresses end user issue issues/requests.
  • Coordinates action plans from multiple stakeholders in response to internal audits and FC risk assessments and monitoring and testing.
  • Develops, in consultation with other FC subject matter experts and the lines of business and delivers FC training to the lines of business and support functions.

Key Responsibilities   

  • Regularly engages with the lines of business, business support groups, ESG Policy, ESG Strategy and Compliance and Ethics to identify priorities and areas where support is required. 
  • Leverages in-depth knowledge of EDC products and processes to identify and implement process efficiencies/effectiveness.
  • Engages with multiple stakeholders across EDC to identify: changes to FC Policy and/or Guidelines; impacted procedures, job aids and tools; coordinates revisions with impacted business and/or support groups. 
  • Develops and implements processes and procedures. 
  • Engages the Process Performance Improvement team (PPI) to develop and/or update process maps to reflect changes to procedures that impact workflow.
  • Reviews end user issues/requests, prioritizes issues, identifies and consults with impacted Stakeholders to develop and implement solutions to address the issues. 
  • Executes effective project management to develop action plans that involve multiple stakeholders to address findings from internal audits, monitoring and testing, and risk assessments.  
  • In consultation with the lines of business and/or support groups, identifies and prioritizes FC training requirements, collaborates with subject matter experts to develop FC training, and delivers training. 
  • Develops tools to track and report on CSG-COE outputs and activities.
  • Facilitates effective communication, across ESG Customer Success, policy and strategy teams, lines of business, ensuring processes and standards are adhered to and non-credit risk systems are optimized.
  • Leads multi-functional projects with high complexity.

Screening Criteria 

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Law, Political Science or other related field.
  • Senior Risk Advisor: Minimum 7 years’ experience in Financial Crimes Enhanced Due Diligence, specifically as it related to Financial Crimes risk management or equivalent.
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication and influencing skills.
  • Self-starter, independent and willingness to adapt in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience with project management, process improvement, multi-tasking and interacting with multiple stakeholders.


  • Bilingual in both official languages (French and English).
  • Professional certification such as CAMS, Trace TASA, CFE, CFF, CFCS etc.
  • Experience working in a matrix organization.
  • Work Experience / professional certification in data analytics.

Salary Range

  • $89,000 - $133,600, plus performance-based incentive 


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