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BMO Financial Group Manager I in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

The Manager, US P&C Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Office System Management & Reporting (“Manager”) is an independent contributor to a strong risk management culture. Through collaboration with first, second and third line functions the Manager will ensure BSA/AML and Operational risks related to products, services and processes in U.S. Personal & Business Banking (P&BB) are identified, mitigated, monitored, and reported on an ongoing basis. The Manager is responsible for development of metrics and reporting processes to provide a clear view of the US P&BB business-specific risks with the goal of improving the identification, monitoring, remediation, and prevention of activities that violate compliance with Bank and regulatory AML and Operational risk requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Gather data to proactively monitor potential risks for first line of defense in U.S. P&BB. Ensure that all enterprise AML, U.S. AML, and US Operational reporting requirements for P&BB lines of businesses are fulfilled in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Develop dashboards and decks to communicate the status of US P&BB AML Reporting Office (AMLRO) and Risk Management (RM) initiatives in a clear, concise manner that enhances understanding of the status of the systems and processes designed to identify and remediate BSA, AML, OFAC, and Operational risks.

  • Gather U.S. P&BB lines of business data for AML Risk Assessments mandated by the U.S. AML Office.

  • Assist with data requests for U.S. P&BB during AML Risk Assessments, Risk Control Evaluations, AML Audits, etc.

  • Utilize the Information Delivery Platform (IDP) to fulfill US P&BB AML and Operational Risk data requests and reporting.

  • Develop and review additional sources of information that can provide insight into opportunities to identify and monitor potential AML and Operational risks specific to the U.S. P&BB business lines.

  • Complete special projects assigned to advance AML and Operational objectives throughout U.S. P&BB.

  • Maintain and manage U.S. P&BB AMLRO/RM Business Managed Application (BMA) SMART Tool through the use and knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Microsoft Access.

  • Maintain and manage U.S. P&BB SharePoint sites.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain InfoPath/PowerApps forms for U.S. P&BB business lines and AMLRO/RM related to AML and Operational Risk.

  • Understand and utilize the bank’s Information Delivery Platform (IDP) for U.S. P&BB data through the use and knowledge of SQL.

  • Maintain current knowledge of BSA/AML and Operational Risk requirements, banking regulations and directives applicable to US P&BB.

  • Maintain current knowledge of U.S. P&BB product offerings, operations, and markets to facilitate line of business compliance with AML and Operational Risk reporting requirements.

  • Perform special activities and projects for both the Senior Manager - AML Control Testing & Reporting and the US P&BB AMLRO/RM as needed.


  • Typically between 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for Microsoft Access - In-depth.

  • Ability to write and understand SQL – In-depth

  • Skills in Microsoft Access in developing tools for database management and user interfaces to execute within – In-Depth

  • Ability to use computer applications and database management tools including, but not limited to, MS Office programs like Excel – In-Depth

  • Ability to use SharePoint – In-Depth

  • Analytical skills applicable to both concepts and data – In-Depth

  • Problem Solving – In-Depth

  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.

  • Ability to appropriately identify and escalate issues to reporting manager – In-Depth

  • 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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