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Deputy Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer

Neo Financial

Neo Financial

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Come Build a Better Financial Future for all Canadians

At Neo, we’re building a more rewarding financial experience for all Canadians.

Life at a rapidly expanding tech startup is demanding, exhilarating, and not for everyone.

From world-class creative minds to brilliant engineers, it's high-performing people that make Neo a workplace with passion and purpose.

Since being founded in 2019, Neo has built incredible traction and is one of the fastest growing fintechs in Canada.

  • LinkedIn’s Top Startup in Canada for 2022 and 2023
  • Top-ranked mobile apps and credit cards
  • Canada’s top-rated credit card
  • Team of 700+ people
  • 1M+ customers in 3 years
  • 11K+ retail partners

High Performance at Neo

We recruit, hire, and build our company culture around these attributes:

Teamwork: We trust, respect, encourage, and show up for each other — through good times and hard. We’re on this mission not just for ourselves, but also for the people we work with — and ultimately, for our customers.

Ownership: We all have a stake in Neo’s success — so we go out of our way to do what needs to get done. We hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our commitments — to our customers, to our partners, and to our team. When we fall short, we find a way to do better in the future.

Professional Integrity: We’re asking millions of Canadians to trust us with their hard-earned money — so we hold ourselves (and each other) to the highest standards of integrity.

What you’ll be doing as our Deputy Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer:

  • You'll work with the Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO) to ensure the safety, soundness, and reputation of the organization by reducing the likelihood that it will be used as a vehicle for, or become a victim of, money laundering, terrorist financing and other types of financial crime
  • You ensure reporting obligations to FINTRAC and other key stakeholders are completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • You foster a strong culture of compliance through collaboration, transparency, integrity, risk identification and mitigation and internal controls throughout the organization
  • You provide strong leadership, guidance and direction to a team of AML Directors, Managers and Investigators
  • You establish documents and communicate standards, policies, processes, procedures and internal controls to manage Anti Money Laundering (AML)/Anti Terrorist Financing (ATF) processes and ensure all staff understand their responsibilities for complying with such policies, procedures and processes
  • You oversee AML/ATF processes to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements and maintain knowledge of all relevant
  • You liaise with industry groups, regulators, law enforcement and internal/external auditors on all AML/ATF related matters.
  • You implement AML Framework, including the creation of AML policies, procedures and review processes while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, relevant legislation and laws
  • You monitor the effectiveness of the AML program, reviewing key controls on an on-going basis to determine areas of improvement and key gaps
  • You assess new products and services for AML compliance risk
  • You manage and support cross functional initiatives, including large scale implementations, to ensure projects have adequate AML representation and leadership
  • You evaluate, improve and help build cross-company processes that are efficient and scalable; assist with crafting and realizing company policies and procedures that institutionalize proper controls
  • You work with the management team to develop and execute AML business plans and roadmaps to ensure that the company attains its short and long-term growth objectives
  • You maintain and increase knowledge of the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and FINTRAC regulations

Who we are looking for:

  • You have 7+ years’ experience in a Canadian bank or regulated entity in AML, Fraud management, regulatory relations or regulatory agency
  • You've spent 3+ years in a leadership position
  • You're a visionary who shapes agendas and priorities in and beyond their own domain. You are sought after for expertise and knowledge, and seen as a valuable resource to senior executives. You have outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • You're a catalyst, connecting and inspiring action across your network to aspire for things that are greater than what we are doing today
  • You have entrepreneurial DNA - comfortable building a business from the ground up, making decisions in the face of ambiguity (but make data-driven decisions when possible) and dealing with major challenges along the way with poise
  • You're a strategic thinker with a strong ‘business sense’

Working at Neo

Joining Neo means betting on yourself and discovering your full potential. As individuals and as a team, we continually challenge ourselves and each other to do our best work. We’re making change happen at a rapid pace — providing endless opportunities to sharpen your skills, expand your knowledge, and find new solutions to complex problems. That means rapid career progression and constant learning opportunities.

The people who thrive at Neo are resourceful, relentless, and want to win. We hold ourselves to high standards, because we’re on a mission that matters — to transform financial services for the better. If that’s what you’re looking for, read on.

We trust, respect, and show up for each other. That means truthful conversations, frequent feedback, and working with people who push you to be your best. We’re evolving quickly as an organization, we work together in person, and the pace of progress isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’re looking for change-makers who love a challenge — who would rather blaze a trail through uncertainty than travel a well-paved road.

Our team members earn meaningful equity in the company through stock options — so Neo’s growth benefits everyone who helps make it happen. That also means taking on more responsibility than you may have had at your last job. We don’t get hung up on job titles or hierarchy — we’re focused on doing what it takes to accomplish our mission.

Check out these videos from our employees to learn more about Working at Neo.

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We believe in equal opportunity, and are committed to creating an inclusive climate where everyone can thrive. Customers trust us with their finances, so successful candidates for this position will be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check and a credit check.