BMO Financial Group Senior IT Governance Advisor in Chicago, Illinois
Supports and maintains an effective governance framework that defines the ways and methods governance is implemented, managed, monitored and strengthened in technology. The governance framework includes policies/guidelines and provides programs/processes/practices and measures to promote transparency, accuracy, consistency across groups. The framework components working well together allow for a holistic view for stakeholders into the issues, opportunities and status of the business and enables them to determine if it is a satisfactorily functioning, safe and sound business.
Acts as a trusted advisor on governance matters.
Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.
Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
Assists in the development of strategic plans.
Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
Leads or assists in the execution of oversight/governance activities.
Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business/group strategy.
Guides/assists in the identification, classification and addressing of issues.
Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.
Represents the governance structure during internal/external regulatory audits and/or examinations.
Manages databases and provides support for analysis, forecasting and/or data visualization, ensuring adherence with data governance standards.
Researches existing or emerging requirements & related best practices to assist and develops recommendations for changes/enhancements.
Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide governance insights and recommendations.
Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
Leads and integrates the execution of oversight/governance activities from multiple businesses/groups.
Leads the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance framework
Leads process improvements and special projects, designing effective and sustainable solutions.
Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.
Leads or participates in defining the communication plan designed to positively influence or change behaviour; develops tailored messaging; and identifies appropriate distribution channels.
Leads, integrates and coordinates the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
Provides input into the planning and implementation of operational programs.
Coordinates and participates in the execution of oversight/governance activities - may include (but are not limited to) reporting, assessment of education & training needs, development/delivery of training, development and execution of regulatory administration processes & procedures, management of review/updates to policies, etc.
Assists with the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
Supports the development, evolution and maintenance of the governance system and framework. Activities may include supporting policy/standard/operating procedures lifecycle management, education and training assessment, development & delivery, coordination of attestation programs, reporting, etc.
Assists with the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance frameworks.
Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of business and related risk management requirements and legislative/ regulatory directives and guidance.
Supports the management of governance meetings (e.g. committee, management, board meetings, etc.) as required. Facilitates development and approval of agendas, gathering and distribution of documentation related to agendas, and creation of meeting minutes/output.
Assists in the identification, classification and addressing of issues.
Assists with the coordination and management of the review and sign-off of relevant regulatory reporting.
Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.
Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed. Qualifications:
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.
Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and 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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