Financial Crimes Investigation Lead (On Site)

Neo Financial

Neo Financial

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Neo Financial has an opportunity for a full-time Team Lead on the Financial Crimes team.

At Neo, we’re disrupting the future of finance. What matters most to us is challenging the status quo and providing a better financial future for all Canadians. We’re working every day to reinvent the way Canadians spend, save, and grow their money - all together, in one place. We’re creating a seamless digital experience, with the modern-day features you’ve come to expect. Our products speak for themselves - the Neo card was voted the best cash-back card in Canada and the Neo Money account was voted the best bank account in Canada.

Backed by world-class investors, we’ve raised $299M and are one of a few Canadian tech companies that have reached ‘unicorn’ status - valued over $1B. Check out the full story here

About The Team:

Our Financial Crimes team navigates through a fast-paced environment and knows how to switch gears to adapt to any scenario. They’re motivated leaders who want to make things better, simpler, and stronger. Make your mark with transformative products and technologies, alongside some of Canada’s most successful leaders and tech minds.

The Financial Crimes Team Lead is part of the Financial Crimes Team dedicated to the prevention, detection and reporting of financial crime activity to protect Neo and its customers. The Financial Crimes team consists of Financial Crime Operations, Financial Crime Analysts, Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead the investigations workstream responsible for in-depth review and analysis of financial crime suspicions across multiple use cases.
  • Manage the collection of evidence and information to be used for multiple purposes including incident reports, regulatory reporting, management information, and process improvements.
  • Support the Financial Crimes management team in implementing the AML Compliance program and fraud strategy, ensuring key controls are effective.
  • Foster a collaborative environment with internal stakeholders as required, to ensure issues affecting the Financial Crimes team are escalated and resolved.
  • Build relationships with Neo partners and law enforcement agencies to develop a coordinated financial crime defense approach.
  • Create business reports and incident briefs for both technical and non-technical stakeholders to effectively communicate financial crime risks and mitigation tactics

What we are looking for:

  • 3+ years working in Fraud and AML related fields.
  • Experience working through a 2nd line of defense in a banking environment is an asset.
  • Professional designation such as CAMS or CFE would be considered an asset.
  • Working knowledge of SQL is nice to have.
  • Strong understanding of fraud and money laundering techniques, including FINTRAC guidelines.
  • Intellectually curious. Enjoys investigating the root cause of problems and finding solutions.
  • Advanced proficiency with G-Suite and Microsoft Office

What will help you succeed:

  • You like to role play, putting yourself in the shoes of criminals and trying to think as they do so you can better defend against them
  • You are highly analytical, have strong attention to detail and ability to tackle complex problems
  • You have a keen attention to detail, and like digging into the weeds to find the source of a problem
  • You have entrepreneurial DNA - you're excited to build a business from the ground up, are comfortable making decisions in the face of ambiguity, and aren't discouraged by the inevitable challenges that will arise along the way
  • You take ownership over your work and outcomes
  • You're an effective communicator with strong organizational skills
  • You’re passionate about building world-class products with a world-class team