Manager of Risk & Compliance

The Manager of Risk & Compliance is a senior management role that reports directly to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO). Given the prominence of this position, we are seeking a seasoned risk and compliance professional who is experienced both in subject matter and in leading a team of professionals. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking leader who wants to contribute to the evolution of our risk and compliance activities working with different business partners throughout Synergy.

You are responsible for the second line of defense activities for enterprise risk management (ERM) and regulatory compliance (excluding privacy) by identifying, assessing, measuring, and monitoring risks inherent to our business activities and the controls in place to manage them. You will be an integral part of expanding Synergy’s risk management culture while contributing your expertise to different initiatives. Your talent and leadership will help us continue to move the needle forward as a second line of defense, while fostering growth within the team.

This position is designated as Synergy’s Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO) and therefore, an understanding of AML requirements and experience in their application is necessary. This role will also lead and participate in various activities and initiatives, some of which include:

  • Fraud risk management
  • Third party risk management
  • Data governance
  • Business continuity planning
  • Regulatory compliance management

Your team engages with teams in different business areas to proactively discuss risk and compliance matters applicable to their operations. You respond to inquiries, complaints, and incident investigation requests with urgency for the circumstance. Where gaps are identified, your team will collaborate to develop action plans that effectively mitigate risks. You will use a forward-looking / dynamic risk approach to assist the CRO in evolving our ERM framework and strengthen the corporate risk profile.

You lead the development, documentation, and periodic review of policies and procedures and proactively improve our risk and compliance reporting. Creation of board reports and participation in government policy consultation to CUDGC and/or different levels of government are additional responsibilities that will be required.

You excel in strong written and verbal communication which demonstrates your ability in creating effective presentations to all levels of the organization. You have excellent sensitivity to a range of circumstances, along with sound analysis and judgment to act accordingly. You can identify emerging risks and understand their impact to determine what is a threat vs. an opportunity. Your ability to collaborate and look at risk based on severity and scale allows you to be a successful partner with our first line of defense.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, law, finance, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of risk management, fraud prevention, AML, audit, and compliance experience.
  • Preference will be given to relevant risk management and/or compliance certifications/designations.
  • Substantial knowledge of related legislation/regulations and their practical use in the financial services industry.
  • Knowledge with components of privacy protection, including but not limited to data protection, IT governance, cyber security, etc. are valuable assets.
  • A combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Proven people management, relationship building, and leadership skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.

If the above describes you, we want to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume to Please quote competition #241701 in the Subject Line. This position will be posted until a suitable candidate is hired.

More details:

  • Location: Lloydminster, or any of our rural branch locations in Saskatchewan. A hybrid or remote work arrangement will be considered for a suitable candidate.
  • Hours:5 hours weekly, Permanent full-time
  • This position will be required to travel and is expected to work with a high degree of flexibility in hours of work and travel abilities. The successful candidate must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Salary: $103,300 – 129,200/annually

A little more about us:

At Synergy, our members are owners who profit when we do and who get a say in how we are run. We also live in the communities we serve. This matters to us. We invest locally by offering sponsorships, donations, and scholarships, and through volunteerism. We connect with groups looking to improve overall financial literacy by providing presentations and tailoring them for educational opportunities – for families, schools, youth groups – you name it. We are proud to serve more than 29,000 members and have reached over $2.5 billion in assets.

We were named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for the 6th consecutive year. This reflects our workplace culture and commitment to building relationships beyond banking with our members, and our team.

The Location:

Synergy operates on the lands referred to as Treaty 6 Territory, which encompasses the unceded lands of Indigenous Nations and Peoples, including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dene and Metis.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a bonding process that includes a criminal record check and credit check.

Synergy aspires to have a workforce that is representative of the diversity of our country and encourages applications from everyone.

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