Senior Specialist, AML QA
Location: Hybrid - Kamloops or Vancouver, BC, CA
Job Function: Compliance Investigation and Legal Employment Information: Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time Salary Range:
$82,108.00 - $102,635.00 - $128,294.00 Expected Salary:
Our typical hiring range will be +/- 10% of the midpoint listed above. Factors influencing this decision include qualifications and market conditions for the role. Overview:
BCLC's two offices are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples in Vancouver and the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the Secwépemc Nation in Kamloops. We honour and respect the people, the territory, and the land we are part of.
We instill public trust by ensuring the highest standards of integrity in gaming and promoting BCLC, Service Providers, Lottery Retailers and eGaming compliance with the laws and regulations pertaining to our business.
As a Crown Corporation that earns more than a billion dollars in annual revenue, BCLC's commitment to giving funds back to the province is an integral part of our business, but still only one piece of the picture. At BCLC, we exist to generate win-wins for the greater good. We believe everything we do must benefit the well-being of all involved. Through our Social Purpose, we aspire to make sure, in all of our endeavours and transactions and relationships - in the most important sense of life, livelihood, meaning, and well-being - nobody loses, and every person we touch comes out ahead. BCLC is committed to creating a welcoming workplace where everyone feels safe, included, and valued. For us, that means building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We all are winners when differences are respected, valued and celebrated.
Joining the Legal, Compliance, Security (LCS) team at BCLC means you'll be working with a trusted, player focused team of professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety of our players and that our business does not create an opportunity for illicit activities. This is the group that oversees anti-money laundering, investigations, compliance, corporate security, asset protection, privacy, freedom of information, records management, legal services, corporate policies and data governance, which form the basis of many things we do at BCLC. Job Summary:
The objective of the Senior Specialist, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) role is to assist in the continued development and compliance oversight of BCLC's AML programs while maintaining a high level of integrity and standards. This position ensures that AML investigations are managed for completeness and accuracy and able to withstand the test of regulatory and public scrutiny with the purpose of identifying threats both real and reputational to BCLC. Key Accountabilities:
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Leads large cross-functional projects which support the AML Strategy, and develops schedules and delivers within deadlines in response to departmental priorities;
- Uses critical analytical and investigative techniques to prioritize and interpret AML operational and procedural issues to determine and implement a course of action with a broader organizational perspective;
- Participates in the overall leadership of the department, including measuring progress and developing departmental goals engagement;
- Develops, maintains, and manages critical relationships with various internal contacts and departments, in addition to various external stakeholders including players, vendors, law enforcement community, service providers/retailers, and Federal and Provincial regulatory bodies in order to ensure that any identified AML related issues are understood and issues of concern are identified and corrected;
- Develops and implements changes to business policies and processes improving the quality of investigations and overall AML compliance and enforcement;
- Maintains the highest degree of confidentiality as well as protects the integrity of investigative files, source information, police agency information, and other sensitive aspects related to high level investigations and compliance reviews.
- Acts as delegate for their leader as required.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in business, criminology, or related discipline;
- Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) or equivalent;
- 4 to 6 years recent experience in field investigations or security;
- Training and/or work experience in AML processes and in the Gaming Industry is required;
- Previous leadership experience is an asset;
- An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
When working in Quality Assurance this role:
- Knowledge of Criminal Code of Canada, BC Gaming Control Act, Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act & Regulations, BCLC Casino Standards, Policies and Procedures, FINTRAC Directives, and relevant documents;
- Comprehensive knowledge of the role, function, and statutory authorities of FINTRAC and GPEB;
- Working knowledge of B.C. gaming industry;
- Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relay discrepancies with tact and discretion;
- Strong business acumen with a results-oriented focus;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Demonstrated ability to investigate and recognize compliance issues;
- Ability to work with all levels of gaming service provider staff and management;
- Ability to act on own initiative, to exercise sound judgment and to prioritize tasks;
- Ability to effectively deal with sensitive matters with confidentiality and diplomacy;
- Ability to make quick, responsible decisions and react to stressful situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Assists in the continued development and oversight of BCLC's AML Compliance program, ensuring BCLC and its Service Providers remain compliant with federal regulations, investigative standards, and best practice guidelines;
- Conducts regular Quality Assurance reviews across all aspects of the AML Program to monitor, identify, and resolve quality concerns that may gave rise to adverse regulatory findings in both land-based facilities and online environments;
- Reviews regulatory audit findings and determines a course of action to correct and rectify any shortfall or issues identified;
- Assists in developing quality control and assurance policies and procedures, including sampling methodology and audit programs;
- Acts as subject matter expert by mentoring, educating, and transferring knowledge to both internal and external stakeholders;
- Collaborates with various internal stakeholders to ensure that the BCLC AML Training program is updated as required and delivered consistently in a timely manner to all Service Providers and BCLC employees.
- To build a rich diverse workforce representing the communities which we serve, we welcome applications from people of all colours and cultures, persons with diverse abilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
- BCLC values work life balance and offers remote work options for its employees.
- Relocation assistance is available for successful job candidates.
- If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance at any step of your application, please send an email with your request to email@example.com.
- For over more than a decade, we have been recognized as one of BC's Top Employers - and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our employee and player experience. To learn more about BCLC, please visit: https://corporate.bclc.com/careers/overview.html
This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be 19 years of age to work at BCLC.
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