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BMO Financial Group Regional Director, Supervision in Montreal, Quebec

Address:

1501 McGill College Avenue

Job Family Group:

Business Management

The Regional Director, Supervision is accountable to ensure that the region meets all of its compliance supervision requirements as the designee for regulatory supervision of all its registrants in the region. This role is also accountable to provide advice and guidance to registrants regarding applicable policies, processes and other key execution activities in conjunction with the Market Leaders (matrix) within the region.

  • The Regional Director, Supervision will provide strategic supervision leadership support to the whole region and /or to a designated group of branches depending on the needs of the region and reports into the National Director Supervision.

  • By ensuring strong execution of supervision activities in the region, the Regional Director, Supervision assists in enhancing the adherence to compliance with the policies and procedures & strategic initiatives of the Firm.

  • Accountable to execute the Firm’s direction on key supervision matters including regional business planning, communications/presentations, training and change management to achieve overall regulatory objectives

The Regional Director, Supervision supports the business/group leader in the effective implementation, maintenance and administration of first line of defence programs (e.g., operational risk, AML, compliance, regulatory, etc.), including overseeing business operations within the jurisdiction to ensure adherence and efficiency. Contributes to a strong risk management culture through collaboration with other first line employees, and second & third line functions to ensure Compliance, AML or operational risks are identified, mitigated, monitored and reported on an ongoing basis.

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  • Manages people and leads a team capable of delivering the desired business results.

  • Makes recommendations to senior leaders on strategy and new initiatives, based on an in-depth understanding of the business/group.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.

  • Acts as a strategic partner in which the program elements becomes an integrated component of the overall business/group strategies and helps drive business impact.

  • Prepares and briefs senior leaders on regulatory matters across multiple businesses/groups.

  • Supports multiple, similar business units with moderate complexity & business transaction risk.

  • Represents the business/group on Governance/Risk Working Groups/Forums and provides regular updates.

  • Monitors and advises on management of risk requirements within the defined risk appetite.

  • Manages/supports large/complex risk programs/frameworks /projects/initiatives to ensure risks are appropriately mitigated and regulations adhered to.

  • Monitors industry and legislative developments and continuously updates programs to ensure they are competitive and effective.

  • Supports the position on regulatory compliance issues by interpreting requirements (existing, new and emerging) and identifying, analysing and addressing resultant gaps and issues, including those raised through the review of change initiatives. Understands the identified risk exposures and supports the development of action plans required to mitigate identified risks.

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in the evaluation, development and implementation of an internal control system.

  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.

  • Recommends business priorities, advises on resource requirements and develops roadmap for strategic execution.

  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

  • Leads change management programs of varying scope and type, including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.

  • Leads the execution of operational programs; assesses and adapts as needed to ensure quality of execution.

  • Monitoring to ensure that 1st line jobs are following defined processes and procedures.

  • Develops, documents and maintains business/group procedures updating and obtaining approvals as regulations or the operating environment changes and communicates changes to the business/group & relevant stakeholder groups.

  • Designs measurable sustainment strategies including assessing and recommending mitigations for industry/ segment-specific risks and prioritizing opportunities presented by internal and external stakeholders.

  • Tracks exception/exemption requests and corresponding approvals.

  • Facilitates training to ensure business unit employees fully understand requirements.

  • Provides quality control for investigations, self-reports, examinations and independent reviews conducted by internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, providing verbal and written responses to requests for positions, action plans, information and/or documentation

  • Builds awareness, knowledge, and skills and, as necessary, provides communication, practical tools and ongoing support including making presentations, to promote a culture of risk identification and management.

  • Supports the management of 1st Line Of Defence program for the business/group in compliance with appropriate principles, standards & direction from the second line of defense groups. Includes developing and promoting program and ensuring the execution of all program components.

  • Works with assigned business/group leaders to implement 1st Line Of Defence programs and frameworks, developing and maintaining an in-depth understanding of the applicable regulatory and internal risk management requirements. Interprets and provides advice on the application of the requirements for the business/group.

  • Develops and maintains an understanding of the business/group strategies and objectives, products and services, internal and external stakeholders and business processes as well as the underlying infrastructure to identify and manage implications and risk exposures for the business/group.

  • Identifies, investigates, analyzes, documents & mitigates program risks, taking into account jurisdictional issues, and raises any issues or concerns to senior leaders and other stakeholders.

  • Analyzes the impact and effectiveness of the program through periodic reviews.

  • Recommends adjustments to the overall program, policy or processes within the business/group in accordance with the Risk Appetite Statement, Governance and Corporate Policy.

  • Supports the business/group through internal/external audits or regulatory examinations and assists in development of action plans to resolve any identified issues.

  • Provides support to the development and delivery of training and awareness programs within the business/group to increase awareness of and compliance to risk management requirements.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.

  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge:

  • University degree or equivalent

  • CSC and CPH

  • IIROC Branch Manager proficiency and registration required

  • Options Supervisor proficiency and registration required

  • US Securities proficiency (Series 7 ,24 & SIE)

  • At least 7-10 years of experience in a senior compliance/ trade supervision role in an IIROC regulated Firm

Skills:

  • Proven ability to understand regulatory, legal and risk concepts and execute Firm’s policies and procedures per business requirements.

  • Strong organizational and professional leadership skills and the ability to effectively organize a process with high visibility and multiple deliverables with specific and time sensitive deadlines

  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian financial services and business operations.

  • Bilingualism (French/English)

  • Post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Program Management skills - Expert.

  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.

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BMO Financial GroupServing 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.

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