Compliance Analyst, Associate 2

Job Description


A People Company

IFDS’ best asset is its people. We have a great pool of talent surrounded by experienced senior teams and we care about our people. At IFDS, we continuously invest in our people by offering training, mobility opportunity, mentoring, and we support and nurture them in their career development.  Our culture is underpinned by the principles of PACE+L (Professional, Accountable, Client-Focus, Excellence and Leadership) which promote and drive a strong professional behaviour in developing our people and servicing our clients. Our people are our DNA.

A Trusted Financial Services Provider

IFDS Transfer Agency service solutions are used globally, with operation centres across Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. As a subsidiary of State Street Corporation and SS&C Technology Inc, we are backed by multi-billion dollar global enterprises with more than 40 years of experience in financial and technology Industry. Our core technology and the associated Transfer Agency services are adapted to both global and local demand.

Compliance analyst, Associate 2

Permanent Contract


We are seeking a motivated Transfer Agent to join our expanding AML Compliance team. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and motivated professional to develop their financial career within a leading organization.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of International Financial Data Services (IFDS). IFDS is a world-leading provider of outsourcing and technology solutions to the financial services industry. With its global headquarters in Toronto, IFDS services over 240 financial organizations around the world, providing solutions to a wide range of global asset managers, wealth managers, banks, and insurance companies. IFDS is present in North America, EMEA and APAC.

Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

In the role of AML Compliance you will be responsible for:

At this level you will be required to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of relevant work processes alongside a broad understanding of related and interfacing activities to provide effective management of Transfer Agency. This role is an SME or has Lead and People Management responsibilities.


  • Development and maintenance of strong client relationships

  • Ensure updates and adherence of procedures, policies and processes

  • Deliver high quality service

  • Implement procedural changes to improve performance of the department or of related business areas

  • Maintain and develop expertise demonstrating judgment and an understanding of the business

  • Identify and secure resources required by the department and ensure effective utilization

  • Provide adequate training to all grades in support of the overall organisation & Transfer Agency Training Plan

  • Initiate and oversee tasks within a continuous improvement drive to ensure that the Department is efficient and seen as customer and quality driven

  • Provide support to operation managers and their reports including delegates

  • Ensure participation completion and implementation of projects as required and lead local team initiatives

To be successful in this role, your experience should include:


  • Exercise due care and diligence, ensuring the role responsibilities are organized and controlled

  • Meet external and internal compliance/regulatory requirements

  • Attend and contribute to operational, client, risk, audit and regulatory meetings as required


  • Deliver quality, aiming for accuracy and meeting deadlines

  • Review processes and practices relating to the role and act for change and improvement in individual and team performance

  • Create an environment that is flexible and adaptable and be a champion of change

  • Adhere to operational principles PACE & L: Professional, Accountable, Client Focused, Excellence and Leadership

  • Knowledge and Competency Requirements

  • Specific knowledge, skills and qualifications to achieve required performance standards in an Associate 2 role.


  • Excellent administrative, organisational and business support skills with ability to multi-task

  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong communication skills

  • Excellent planning and co-ordination skills

  • Ability to work accurately under pressure within tight deadlines

  • Proactive

  • Comprehensive procedural, technical and product knowledge of the Transfer Agency business

  • A very good understanding of transfer Agency background to Funds Industry

  • Accurate and precise

  • Lead and mentor

  • Flexible

  • Self-reliant

  • Enthusiastic & motivated

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Fluent in English (French is desirable)

  • Provide opinion on business requests as it relates to AML/CFT framework

  • Participate to regulatory initiatives as it relates to AML/CFT framework

  • Perform sensitive and / or complex investigations at the request of the Executive Committee / MLRO in the AML area.

  • Provide support the Registration AML Team on complex account queries

  • Provide advice and guidance on regulatory requirements as it relates to AML/CFT (internal and external)

  • Contribute on AML reviews (including any audit related exercises)

  • Act as point of escalation for Operations for all matters relating to AML

  • Participate in the FCP investigations

  • Provide MIS to clients, Executive Management

  • Participate in the control plan exercise led by

  • Monitoring team for all Financial Crime prevention

  • Participate in client meetings and due diligence

  • Remain SME for specific Compliance AML project.

  • Member of Association of Luxembourg Compliance Officer (ALCO)