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Job Title: Compliance Counsel (And Business Counsel Functions) ( ID: A3094 )
Career Category: Business Law, Compliance, Employment, Insurance, Regulatory
Posted Date: 2012-05-08
Location: Toronto
Our client, one of the leading insurance companies in commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services in North America is seeking a Compliance Counsel.

The successful Candidate will provide Compliance, Business and legal advice and support to the Company�s Canadian Head Office and Business Insurance.

The role will initially be Compliance focused, ensuring that the compliance processes and procedures of the Company are efficient. Following that, the role will take on more Business Counsel Direction and involve the day-to-day functions of overseeing the legal aspects of a large Enterprise.


- The successful candidate will develop and maintain the necessary processes and systems for ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements for the company�s underwriting entities.

- Acting as the primary contact for all of the company�s regulators.

- Working with the company�s Business Units and Enterprise Counterparts to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation in all areas of the company�s business.

- Providing both Strategic and Practical advice to the company�s insurance units.

- Dealing with Federal and Provincial Licensing issues.

- Developing and maintaining the necessary processes and systems for ensuring that all licenses are current and all regulatory inquiries are answered in a timely manner and applying for new licenses if and when needed.

- Dealing extensively with the Insurance Act and Cross Border Issues.

- Terrorism Reporting and ensuring Compliance with Executive Orders

- Involvement with general legal services, dealing with day-to-day management and issues arising from a Large Insurance Enterprise and special projects, primarily for Business Insurance



- LLB or JD
- MINIMUM of 5 years of relevant compliance experience.
- Expertise with Compliance rules, regulations and systems in Canada
- Strong understanding of the Insurance Act.
- Must be a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada
- Ability to work independently but in a collaborative manner with other business units.
- French language skills an asset



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