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Director, Group Compliance

18 days ago: Sun Life Financial

Job Description

At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.
Job Description:
About the role:
Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, Group, Client Solutions and Digital Health Solutions Compliance, the Director will lead a team of Compliance Managers responsible for providing independent compliance oversight, guidance and support to the Group Retirement Services (GRS) business for Sun Life Financial Canada.

The incumbent will be familiar with the products and services offered by GRS, corresponding operations, regulators and the regulatory environment, and emerging issues impacting the business. The successful candidate will have the ability to work closely with their compliance and business partners to influence compliant outcomes within the organization.

Responsibilities:
+ Developing and leading an effective team to provide compliance oversight, support, and guidance to the business
+ Ensuring the business is aware of existing, new and changing regulatory requirements, and is in compliance
+ Working with the Compliance Analytics and Testing team to ensure appropriate, ongoing compliance verification
+ Escalation of compliance matters as appropriate
+ Preparation of quarterly compliance memos, and ad hoc reporting;
+ Prioritizing issues and applying appropriate resources to execute on compliance initiatives and projects
+ Active participation on various business groups (such as Risk Committees, Business Practice Review discussions, product development discussions, etc.) to provide compliance advice and support, and to ensure compliant outcomes
+ Generally, assisting the Business Unit Compliance Officer (BUCO) in fulfilling the mandate outlined in Sun Life’s Regulatory Compliance Management Policy and Operating Guideline, including:
+ Promotion of compliance awareness to business unit employees to reduce compliance risk
+ Provision of quality reporting on compliance matters
+ Contact with regulators with respect to compliance related matters
+ Overseeing that compliance risks are identified and managed in the business unit
+ Assisting the business unit in establishing processes to provide and document adequate internal controls and monitoring procedures to assess ongoing compliance with compliance requirements and mitigation of compliance risks
+ Other duties as required
Qualifications:
+ University degree or equivalent;
+ 10+ years relevant industry experience;
+ Knowledge of GRS products and services, the regulatory environment and emerging issues impacting the business
Preferred Skills:
+ Proven experience in developing strong working relationships with business partners and stakeholders and ability to interact with all levels in the organization
+ Proven success in working with regulators
+ Ability to excel in a rapidly changing environment
+ Ability to manage and prioritize multiple accountabilities with minimal direction;
+ Ability to influence without direct authority
+ Strong facilitation, communication and presentation skills are required
+ Strong problem solving skills
+ Strong organizational, documentation, project and process management skills.
+ French is an asset
Notes/Unique Requirements:
+ This role provides a high level of exposure to senior management and opportunities to learn about many areas of the business;
+ Deadlines are a challenge due to multiple accountabilities;
+ Some travel between Sun Life offices will be required.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request to thebrightside@sunlife.com

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Job Category:
Compliance

Posting End Date:
29/11/2018
At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.Job Description:About the role:Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, Group, Client Solutions and Digital Health Solutions Compliance, the Director will lead a team of Compliance Managers responsible for providing independent compliance oversight, guidance and support to the Group Retirement Services (GRS) business for Sun Life Financial Canada. The incumbent will be familiar with the products and services offered by GRS, corresponding operations, regulators and the regulatory environment,...