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BMO Financial Group Analyst, Corporate Banking, Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois

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.

  • Develops written internal and external marketing pitch material.

  • Supports deal teams in development, presentation, and winning mandates.

  • Reviews and assists in preparation of credit documentation (i.e. including applications, memoranda, presentations, etc.) for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Seeks to develop an understanding of client needs and outcomes.

  • 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.

  • Researches and analyzes financial and operating information relating to companies and industries.

  • Performs complex financial modeling and runs valuation analysis as part of client/ industry evaluations.

  • Creates statistical exhibits and trend analysis of financial performance for client presentations.

  • Completes due diligence and credit analysis on new and existing client relationships.

  • Prepares industry compilations.

  • Completes quality reports/analyses.

  • Applies technical concepts and understands implication of work to client/transaction.

  • Develops an understanding of and proficiency in using all required systems and models.

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

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

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

  • Focus may be on a business/group.

  • Thinks creatively and proposes new solutions.

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

  • Works mostly independently.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed. Qualifications:

  • Typically between 3 - 5 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.

  • Has financial analysis training and experience.

  • Has up to 3 years of relevant experience within investment and/or corporate banking unit.

  • Excellent analytical skills. Highly skilled in building complex financial models.

  • Expertise in financial computer applications and database management tools.

  • Skilled in creating statistical presentations.

  • Specialized knowledge from 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.

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