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BMO Financial Group Associate, Corporate Banking, Energy in Calgary, Alberta


525 8th Avenue SW

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Capital Mrkts Sales & Service

Supports the origination and structuring of corporate lending transactions, and coordinates with other products as an integral part of a larger coverage team that maintains strong client relationships. Includes providing lending expertise for a variety of sectors, establishing credit facilities to support trading products business and facilitating credit approvals in support of Trade Finance products. Cross sells Corporate Banking products (e.g. FX / treasury products, cash management & corporate cards, commodities, investment management, securitization, leasing, Trade Finance products, etc.) to BMO Capital Market clients. Also provides ongoing management of the lending portfolio.

  • Creates pitch books for clients with respect to financial solutions and participate in their presentation to clients.

  • Monitors client, client industry and regulatory agencies for potential changes which may affect client’s portfolio and business needs.

  • Initiates contact with partners for new client sales.

  • Participates in deal teams to develop, present and win mandates for new opportunities.

  • Partners with deal team and product specialists for accurate, detailed client information.

  • Prepares credit documentation (i.e. including applications, memoranda, presentations, etc.) for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Directly manages a diverse portfolio of private and middle market companies with progression toward increasing client responsibility.

  • Reviews and continually monitors performance of existing accounts and client relationships.

  • Identifies opportunities to diversify client portfolios.

  • Understands the needs of clients and provides relevant ideas and opinions to generate recommendations.

  • Identifies opportunities for increased efficiency and improved service to internal and external clients.

  • Provides analytical findings to deal teams.

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Creates financial models to analyze client portfolios and anticipate client needs.

  • Uses financial analysis to proactively identify opportunities to cross-sell.

  • Generates updated financial models/ analyses as business needs and industry requirements dictate.

  • Analyzes/assesses industry compilations.

  • Applies appropriate technical concepts and completes/leads consistent and reliable technical and financial reports/analyses to support client deliverables.

  • Completes due diligence and credit analysis on new and existing client relationships. May includes client visits, analysis of business models, and comprehensive review of industry trends and related regulations.

  • Understand complexity of transactions and related risk (credit, market, operational, legal/compliance, etc.).

  • Provides feedback on, and, supports continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis and/or streamlined reporting.

  • Provides direction and feedback to Analysts; accountable for development and mentoring of Analysts, where applicable.

  • Considers risk, internal controls and compliance as part of day-to-day accountabilities and adheres to policies and procedures.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Undergraduate degree has academic coursework in finance, economics, or accounting with an outstanding academic achievement.

  • MBA degree preferred.

  • 3+ years of investment banking or valuation experience at a financial analyst level.

  • Knowledge of capital markets, investment banking products and applicable regulations.

  • Credit analysis experience/ understanding.

  • Good knowledge of the organizational lending and portfolio management policies and objectives.

  • Demonstrates solid deal/transaction execution and/or project management skills.

  • Exceptional skills in quantitative analytics, financial modeling and credit analysis skills.

  • Expertise in financial computer applications and database management tools.

  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.