Advisor principal, Legal and regulatory compliance

January 30, 2019

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-10À titre de conseiller principal en conformité juridique et réglementaire, vous contribuez à la conception, le déploiement et la coordination du cadre de conformité et au respect de la réglementation liée. Vous participez aux activités qui visent à rendre les mesures comme les comportements des dirigeants et du personnel au sein de l’organisation comme vis-à-vis de tiers conformes aux normes applicables au sein du Mouvement. (incluant la lutte au blanchiment d’argent)Vous assumez un rôle de leadership auprès des différents intervenants dans le cadre de dossiers et projets portant sur du développement et des interventions stratégiques et complexes, à caractère novateur. La nature des dossiers exige des connaissances étendues et approfondies dans votre domaine de spécialité.Vous formulez des recommandations relatives au développement et à la réalisation de dossiers ou projets à complexité opérationnelle et conceptuelle élevée nécessitant une analyse et une compréhension globale et détaillée du domaine d’affaires et de l’organisation. Les arrimages sont nombreux et vous êtes appelés et à interagir avec un grand nombre de parties prenantes œuvrant dans des domaines d’expertise variés. La maîtrise des relations interpersonnelles devient alors une compétence essentielle.Vous exercez un rôle de spécialiste-conseil et de contenu dans votre domaine de spécialité et agissez à titre de personne-ressource et de coach auprès d’instances décisionnelles.

The person in this position will act as a compliance specialist for the organization’s units and for various stakeholders. They will design, develop, implement and monitor complex strategies, action plans, programs, solutions and tools that require in-depth expertise in compliance so as to ensure consistency and balance between business needs and adherence to requirements and best practices.

More specifically, they will work on various mandates regarding the implementation and monitoring of the compliance program at Desjardins Global Asset Management (DGAM), an entity registered as a fund and portfolio manager and an exempt market dealer. They will also be responsible for supporting the business sectors at each stage of processing compliance files in accordance with the applicable regulations in effect.

Additional responsibilities

  • Play an advisory role in compliance for a range of client groups and stakeholders. Manage or contribute, as applicable, to projects and mandates in their field of expertise.
  • Design, develop, implement and monitor complex strategies, action plans, programs, solutions and tools that require in-depth expertise in compliance so as to ensure consistency and balance between business needs and adherence to requirements and best practices.
  • Play a monitoring role to understand and anticipate trends in this field of expertise and make appropriate recommendations with a view to developing best practices for the organization.
  • Perform various tasks related to disseminating the compliance program among the Group’s stakeholders so as to promote a culture of ethics and compliance.
  • Develop performance tracking indicators and methods. Identify problems and make recommendations to those concerned.
  • Promote representation among various internal and external partners and bodies regarding the mandates entrusted to them.
  • Represent the unit, as required, on various committees or in dealings with the organization’s units and stakeholders.

Other working condition

  • Number of job available :  1

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in law or finance
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in compliance for a portfolio manager and/or an investment fund manager (institutional sector), an asset

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required 

Specific knowledge

Proficient speaker, advanced knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Complexity, Customer focus, Drive results, Interpersonal Savvy, Plans and aligns, Strategic mindset

Work Location

1170, rue Peel Montréal

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date

2019-02-12

Job Family

Legal Affairs (FG)

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