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BMO Financial Group Compliance Officer, Registrations in Chicago, Illinois

· Assists in the implementation, maintenance, and administration of a specific compliance programs within Global Markets, I&CB, and necessary registrations across all U.S. groups.

· Works with business/group and internal partners to ensure regulatory, corporate and fiduciary obligations are met. Advises business/group on implications of new regulatory developments or internal products to draft and implement new/revised policies and programs to address such changes.

· Accesses, monitors, and reports on sensitive Bank, customer, transactional, and employee information to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

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

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

· Operates effectively within a high stress environment with constantly changing expectations and regulatory and audit scrutiny.

· Able to manage competing work priorities and competing deadlines.

· Develops and maintains compliance information for analysis and reporting. Achieves compliance goals by maintaining current knowledge of regulatory requirements and developments.

· Maintains functional and regulatory expertise specific to business group and refers to Compliance policies and procedures for requirements. Contributes to business/group results by providing oversight and making recommendations that significantly impact the Bank’s ability to monitor regulatory compliance programs, minimize operational risk, and align with regulatory agencies.

· Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of solutions to manage regulatory risk based on an understanding of business operations and stakeholder needs as well as necessary registrations for all registered employees.

· Builds effective professional relationships with business line, other internal/external stakeholders and regulators on the initial stages of investigations.

· Elevates high profile issues/risk cases to Compliance and business/group management for prompt resolution.

· Analyses and reports compliance information to Compliance and business/group management.

· Develops and maintains a high level of expertise in all relevant regulations, directives, and guidance which apply to the group(s) supported.

· Provides input to business/group on emerging risks, regulatory developments, and interpretation of regulations.

· Analyzes and reports compliance information to Compliance and business/group management.

· Advises first line of defense management and employees on compliance matters.

· Consults on new products, services and automated systems to assist with incorporating compliance requirements into these initiatives.

· Ascertains training needs and helps develop training based on gaps identified through the compliance monitoring and testing.

· Identifies enhancements to business group compliance tools and processes and communicates to required stakeholders.

· Assists business group management in communicating and implementing changes to applicable regulatory policies and procedures.

· Anticipates, identifies, and analyses risk and consequences of unaddressed risk factors/compliance gaps and recommends appropriate remediations.

· Builds effective professional relationships with business/groups.

· Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

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


o 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.

o Recognized compliance certificate or equivalent preferred. Proficient knowledge of registration related regulations such as FINRA, SEC, CFTC rules and regulations.

o Proficient level of knowledge of a compliance field.

o Proficient in communication, critical thinking, relationship management, organization and project management skills.

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

o Verbal and written communication skills - In-depth.

o Rule analysis and drafting skills – In depth

o Microsoft Excel and Word skills- In depth,

o Collaboration and team skills - In-depth.

o Analytical and problem-solving skills - In-depth.

o Influence skills - In-depth.

o Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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