Senior Associate, Financial Services Group
OPTIMUS | SBR
Toronto, ON
The Position
Continued growth has created an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Financial Services Group.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate, build and succeed as part of a team of high performing professionals, and the ability to share challenges and rewards that come from working with a dynamic group of entrepreneurial thinkers who come from diverse background and fields of specialty with a passion for growing business – both ours and our clients’.

Our Senior Associates demonstrate a high level of technical, industry knowledge and skills, while working on various projects across multiple lines of business within Banking and Financial Services.

You are ambitious, enthusiastic and adaptable with the ability to solve complex problems in a fast-paced environment. You have solid working experience and understanding of the processes within Banking and Financial Services. You are confident, ambitious and have the ability to wear multiple hats and adapt to changing needs and environments while working independently.

Responsibilities
Accountable for overall project management. Participate in project planning and administration. This includes creating process maps, supporting metrics, progress reports, client briefings, presentations, deliverables and recommendation documents
Lead a team of project resources by providing day-to-day direction, coaching and mentoring. You will also be responsible for career development management, and supporting employees through Optimus SBR’s Career Development Program (CDP)
Ability to develop, manage, and execute end-to-end solutions to clients’ needs and requirements
Participate in change management activities
Review and edit requirements, specifications, business processes and/or recommendations related to proposed solutions
Participate in proposals development and other sales support activities as assigned
Contribute to the life and culture of Optimus SBR
Qualifications
Minimum of 5-8 years relevant working experience
Prior banking and financial services experience, is required
Prior consulting experience is considered a strong asset
Skills and experience in AML, risk management, compliance or regulatory environments strongly preferred
Business analysis and/or project management skills, is preferred
Experience leading small project teams
Strong people skills with an ability to lead, motivate, coach and mentor
Excellent facilitation skills and ability to sell ideas and recommendations to various stakeholders
Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills
Self directed, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
Results-oriented individual with the ability to meet aggressive timelines
Innovative and dynamic. Brings an entrepreneurial spirit to our business
Strong work ethic and someone who is energetic, enthusiastic and committed to developing their career
Required Education: Related University Degree
Preferred Education: Post-Graduate degree, MBA, PMP, CMC, CPA or other relevant designations; or equivalent experience