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ScotiaMcLeod Assistant Branch Manager


This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted September 6, 2023.

Requisition ID: 182941

As a cornerstone business within Scotia Wealth Management®, ScotiaMcLeod has earned a reputation for integrity based on service excellence and trusted investment advice. Our advisors and teams pride themselves on exploring innovative approaches to protecting and growing their clients’ assets.

When you join ScotiaMcLeod, you’ll be empowered to deliver Enriched Thinking®, a unique approach that incorporates your client’s thinking, as well as our thinking, to drive results. You’ll work with a team of specialists to deliver a client-centric approach to wealth management, enabling you to consider all the facets of your client’s life, family and business. With a focus on total wealth planning, and wealth specialists to help you deliver on this unique value proposition, you’ll be enabling clients to see not just the big picture, but all the little ones too.


In coordination with the Branch Manager, leads and oversees the assigned ScotiaMcLeod Branch in Canada ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Compliance and Regulatory; manage and uphold the compliance posture and standards of the firm in the Branch, to ensure minimal financial exposure to the firm.
  • Ensure client complaints, claims, legal actions and regulatory reviews, examinations and investigations are escalated to the Branch Manager and assist to ensure they are handled effectively and corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Managing compliance within the branch: all daily supervision activities as well as document signing and approvals, trade exception overrides and approvals, Account opening approvals, cheque signing, and payables approvals.
  • Complete all daily supervision activities as well as document signing and approvals, trade exception overrides and approvals, account opening approvals, cheque signing and payable approvals.
  • Coach and develop Advisors and other key branch staff
  • Work with the Branch Manager to ensure that all staff has established annual objectives that are aligned with the branch business plans and personal development plans.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and recognition of branch staff, as appropriate.
  • Provide sales leadership to advisors where required.
  • Coach, support and contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of the team.
  • Assist with structuring and promoting practice management sessions.
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Creates an environment in which their team pursues effective and efficient operations of their respective areas in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk.
  • Builds a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment and using a coaching mindset and behaviours; communicating vison/values/business strategy; and, managing succession and development planning for the team.

Education / Experience / Other Information

  • Strong knowledge of the wealth management advisory industry
  • Superior leadership and management skills and an ability to work closely and collaboratively
  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrated success in sales management techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a strategic plan
  • Strong capability in evaluating, designing, and leading the implementation of operational processes
  • Strong knowledge of the regulatory environment applicable to the investment management industry
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the management of wealth advisory, securities regulations, risk management and compliance.
  • Understanding of the operational and technological platforms and systems underlying the business and how they support the delivery, distribution and client experience
  • Post-graduate business degree (e.g. MBA) and CFA (or equivalent experience) an asset.
  • Canadian Securities Course and Conduct & Practices Handbook Examinations
  • Branch Managers Examination & Options Supervisory Course
  • Sales experience or management experience in financial services
  • Two years of experience as a Registered Representative (required for regulatory approval as a Branch Manager)

“Pursuant to a language needs assessment conducted by Scotiabank, the successful candidate will be required to be able to communicate in English in addition to French because they will be required to work closely with other groups from head office who operate primarily in English and they will serve and English-speaking clientele.”

Location(s): Canada : Quebec : Montreal

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.