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Manager, Risk Governance

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Publication date: 
September 26 2022 
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You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you'll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

The Risk Governance team's mandate is to help ensure 1st line of defense adherence to compliance and risk policies, including effectiveness of controls relating to all facets of the Sun Life Global Investments business (e.g. sales practices, unitholder policies, investment oversight, renewal of offering documents, administration of the Independent Review Committee).

Reporting to the Director, Risk Governance - Regulatory Reporting, some of the core accountabilities of the Manager, Risk Governance are to manage the renewal of offering documents for SLGI and various regulatory projects relating to the implementation of new regulatory requirements and/or enhancing adherence to existing requirements. The Manager, Risk Governance will also provide support with regards to periodic reporting to SLGI's IRC and will work closely with Compliance, Legal, Product, Portfolio Management and Finance teams.

The working environment is very dynamic and fast paced, where innovation is highly encouraged, and existing processes are continually being enhanced. The incumbent will use his/her analytical skills to conduct relevant research and arrive at conclusions and/or recommendations based on the exercise of good judgment on moderately complex projects / decisions.

What will you do:

  • Assist the Director, Risk Governance with the administration of the Independent Review Committee (IRC); such responsibilities will include but not be limited to gathering and/or preparing of the meeting materials;
  • Responsible for managing the annual renewal process of SLGI's offering documents, such as the Simplified Prospectus, Annual Information Form and Fund Facts;
  • Responsible for records retention and documenting internal reviews of the applicable regulatory documents;
  • Work in collaboration with the various stakeholders to help develop and/or update relevant business procedures while giving consideration to practical implications of new regulatory initiatives and/or any gaps identified;
  • Support company's Records Management program and assist with various responsibilities relating to Business Continuity Planning.
  • Ensure any updates to the risk governance framework that impact various functional groups are disseminated to the applicable individuals;
  • Responsible to develop and/or maintain the team's operating procedures and job aids, as applicable;
  • Assist with various activities as they relate to identification, assessment and disclosure of conflicts of interest;
  • Responsible to identify and propose training opportunities to pro-actively contribute to maintaining and/or enhancing compliance with the regulatory requirements;
  • Responsible to stay current on the company's policies and procedures manual and research industry practices to help enhance controls;
  • Provide functional support to the Director, Risk Governance for various other duties, as delegated;
  • Back-up for various team members.

What do you need to succeed:

  • The ideal candidate possesses a legal and/or compliance background and/or experience in a controls function and has the ability to interpret regulatory requirements as they impact SLGI's business activities (e.g. NI 81-101, NI 31-103 and NI 81-107).
  • Can-do attitude and win-win mentality; adaptable personality with great collaboration skills, genuine desire to work in a high-performing team environment and make a positive impact;
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented mindset, strong ability to multi-task and confident handling a diverse range of responsibilities in fast paced environment;
  • Strong time management, analytical, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Pro-active and self-motivated team player with strong problem-solving abilities and the ability to effectively prioritize;
  • Honest, ethical and trustworthy attitude;
  • Strong MS Office skills - advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Industry courses are highly desired (Canadian Securities Course, Branch Manager's Course etc).
  • Professional designation such as MBA/CFA/CIM/CA is an asset but not required;
  • Extensive relevant work experience in the mutual fund industry;
  • Bilingualism (French knowledge) is an asset but not required;
  • Working knowledge of applicable securities legislation.

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.  It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.  In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.  Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. 

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 the[email protected].

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

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

Salary Range:

68,400/68 400 - 111,700/111 700

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Posting End Date:

to be discussed
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Toronto , ON