Export Development Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
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Advisor, Compliance and Ethics - Financial Crimes

Feb 22, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
Early Career


EDC is Canada's export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. In 2018, EDC has been recognized as a Top 100 Employer and a Top Family-Friendly Employer.

EDC is financially self-sustaining, and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.

Team & Position Overview

The Compliance and Ethics (CE) function is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and resourceful Advisor for the program involving the management of financial crime risks such as money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption/bribery, sanctions and external fraud, with a focus on the identification and investigation of fraud by external players against an organization. You will be reporting to the Director, Compliance and Ethics and an integral part of a growing team of compliance professionals who are focused on continuous improvement to enterprise-wide controls for the detection, assessment, mitigation and management of financial crime risks. Your keen analytical skills, sound judgment, financial and business acumen will be valuable assets in carrying out assignments.

CE is offering an excellent career opportunity which will allow you to play an important role in a developing area involving enterprise-wide considerations.


  • Receive inquiries relating to cases of potential financial crime, determine and advise on recommended course of action, conduct investigation into cases and provide regular status reports;
  • Leverage case learnings to identify improvements to financial crime controls and targeted monitoring options for other potential cases of financial crime;
  • Assist in the development of the financial crimes program through effective communication with business units and active participation in projects and discussions aimed at evolving the overall compliance culture;
  • Responsible for identifying and evaluating financial crime risks within EDC's business;
  • Responsible for identifying business controls for financial crime risks within EDC's business and implementing controls in collaboration with business teams;
  • Responsible for evaluating and testing the effectiveness of financial crime business controls;
  • Respond to financial crime inquiries from all areas of the business;
  • Acts as an advisor on financial crime risks and controls based on thorough understanding of customers' business processes;
  • Responsible for providing risk assessments to internal customers for activities that present financial crime risks;
  • Create and prepare memos and reports communicating regulatory updates of compliance issues for distribution internally or to various committees in a concise and professional manner;
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective client relationships;
  • Assist in the identification of metrics for reporting to Senior Management and the Board of Directors on the status of financial crime risks and controls;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports to Senior Management and the Board of Directors;
  • Maintains positive relationships with team members and clients by demonstrating productivity, initiative, willingness to learn, flexibility, respect, cooperation and commitment to the success of CE;
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of CE's processes, methodologies and standards;
  • Cross train and provide back-up to other CE team members as required.


Screening Criteria

  • Bachelor of Commerce, MBA or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience investigating, advising on, or managing financial crime risks
  • Excellent proficiency with MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Ability to understand financial crime industry regulation and terminology


  • Experience with identification and investigation of fraud by external players against an organization
  • Forensic investigative skills
  • Experience in Financial or Insurance Services
  • Legal training
  • Anti-money laundering, Anti-fraud, forensic accounting or accounting designations
  • Knowledge of both official languages (English and French)


  • $73,000 - $109,000 + performance-based incentive


  • Please be advised that this position is based at our Head Office in Ottawa. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: February 22, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST on www.edc.ca/careers

EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.