Account Associate

Scotiabank - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 108391

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Account Associate, Custody Services, provides and delivers proactive administrative and client service support to Account Managers and client portfolios of various size and complexity, servicing wealthy private clients, institutional investors and partners including investment counsellors and consultants, both internal and external to Scotiabank. The Account Associate may support specific Account Managers directly or be part of a Central Unit that supports various functions on behalf of Custody teams and other Scotiatrust
branches nationally, performing in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


  • Assist the Account Manager or Central Team in providing a best in class, proactive and personalized client experience to high net worth clients and partners, exemplified by timely and accurate account administration coupled with demonstrated technical expertise, personal integrity and an ability to respond to stated and unstated client needs and concerns.
  • Provide effective back-up in the absence of the Account Manager or Account Associate peers by demonstrating a detailed knowledge of the accounts and/or administrative functions and by responding to the client and partner needs in a timely manner, referring matters to other resources where appropriate.
  • Proactively liaise with internal support groups (ie. GWO, SWM-Operations), to investigate and resolve issues.
  • Process new account openings, review and set-up client files in a timely and accurate manner. Assist with the collection and validation of client documentation and AML/KYC materials.
  • Process deposits, contributions, withdrawals, trade & forex and other client entries with a high degree of accuracy in accordance with policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Monitor account activity and cash positions ensuring adherence to policy and procedure and identify unusual account activity or operational issues to the Market Lead.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Ensuring thorough knowledge and strict adherence to the Bank’s Global Sales Practices.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to, and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls in order to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment.
Education / Experience / Other Information

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Developing experience in financial services industry and focus on securities administration
  • Strong end-user computer skills
Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.