Recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers and Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2018, Olympia Financial Group Inc. provides personalized administrative services to our clients in five areas; Self Directed Investment Accounts, Corporate Shareholder Services, Exempt Edge, Foreign Exchange, and Health Benefits. Founded in 1996, Olympia’s head office is located in Calgary, AB.

As an Olympian you are entitled to generous perks including:

  • Health Care Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Generous Vacation and Personal Days
  • Convenient location accessible by public transit
  • Discounted Movie Passes, Ski Passes, and Golf Passes
  • Caffeine on the tap with a weekly fruit basket

Role Summary

The KYC Specialist will be responsible for completing assigned daily tasks and responsibilities to ensure the Company’s compliance with relevant anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), FinCEN and FINTRAC requirements, generally, CIP/KYC requirements, FTC Act, and other relevant legislation, regulations, and internal policies and procedures applicable to the Company as a regulated money services business. High attention to detail and the ability to problem solve is a requirement.

As the ideal candidate, you are independent but fully capable to work within a team environment. You are detail-oriented individual who is able to process large volumes of information, while being able to thrive in an ever changing fast-paced work culture.

Role Responsibilities

  • Upholds the division and Olympia’s reputation and values, while promoting our motto “With Us, It’s Personal” in all interactions with employees, clients and business associates
  • Remain up to date on all Olympia products, services, legislative requirements
  • Develop and maintain customer accounts based on applications, and email correspondence
  • Ensuring KYC / Anti-Money Laundering risk assessments using corporate compliance tools and methods prior to account opening are completed before account opening and on an on-going basis for new accounts in all risk classes (Low - High Risk) throughout relationship
  • Conduct event or time driven periodic reviews
  • Ensure outdated, or insufficient files are communicated with traders, well documented, and corrected in a timely manner
  • Ensure all client files are FINTRAC compliant, and report transactions when necessary
  • Apply risk rating to client accounts, and monitor client transactions against their expected behavior and providing recommendations to mitigate with respect to assigned tasks
  • Owns the execution of day to day operational activities to maintain effective and efficient customer services

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills both with external clients and internal team
  • Confidence and strong personal credibility when establishing personal relationships and working with sophisticated clients
  • Inquisitive approach with proven problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Confident in making optimal decisions and sound judgments
  • Exceptional time management with the aptitude to establish priorities under strict deadlines

Experience and Skills

  • Post-Secondary education in Business, Accounting or Finance or related field is required, or equivalent experience is required
  • 2+ Years of experience in KYC
  • Experience with FINTRAC Regulations and AML with the ability to interpret KYC policies, procedures and laws and put them into practice
  • Prior foreign exchange or financial services industry experience is beneficial
  • Thorough understanding of the Anti‐Money Laundering (AML) policies and procedures
  • Knowing how to access Business information sources such as ORBIS, One Source, Bloomberg, etc, is an added advantage
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel; advance internet searching skills
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Background check will be required

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity with a dynamic team, please submit your resume in confidence. Please note: only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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