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BMO Financial Group Senior Analyst, Conflict Clearance in Naperville, Illinois

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist in a variety of capacities relating to governance issues, operational risk management, compliance, AML, and business administration.

  • Assist in the execution of the global I&CB conflict clearance function: Maintain accurate records of client transactions, issues cited, and outcomes.

  • Identify potential issues and escalate to appropriate audience.

  • Assist management in resolving potential risk issues.

  • Track resolution activities and communicate outcomes to appropriate audience.

  • Document conflict clearance activities as appropriate.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with a sizeable and diverse user population of I&CB professionals.

  • Produce and distribute established/regular conflict clearance activity reports as determined by I&CB management.

  • Promote the use of the conflict clearance function through formal presentations or one-on-one meetings to achieve successful implementation across relevant I&CB product groups.

  • Work as a partner to I&CB, Compliance, Legal, and other groups on a variety of projects across the business.

  • Coordinate with Compliance on Grey List/Restricted List issues.

  • Perform client/counterparty due diligence at the request of Compliance or Legal related to historical I&CB relationships, pending activity, and current market M&A or capital raising intelligence.

  • Assist in the maintenance of Legal records such as Confidentiality Agreements/Non-Disclosure Agreements as necessary.

  • Assist management in handling audits, as well as in creating and implementing effective audit finding follow-up measures.

  • Authority to escalate issues to senior management to actively ensure risks to the business are effectively managed.

  • Authority to sign off on conflict clearance search results and additional investigations.

Cross-Functional Relations:

This role requires you to interact with the following processes and/or groups:

  • Investment & Corporate Bankers, at all levels from support to executive management

  • Individuals within other business groups (e.g. P&C, etc.)

  • Other CM Business Services staff (e.g. business analysts, technical support staff, etc.)

  • Compliance, Legal, Audit, and AML/OFAC

Role Scope and Impact:

This role has direct or indirect impact on the following:

  • Works with group leadership to ensure effective handling and administration of business activities.

  • Impacts the development of business opportunities for I&CB professionals.

  • Ensures that business opportunities do not pose undue risk to the company in a timely manner that meets the needs of the business.

  • Protects the organization from potential reputation risk issues.


  • University degree/college diploma (business, finance, or related) or equivalent

  • 1 - 3 years of professional business experience, preferably within financial services industry

  • Banking or securities industry experience helpful

  • Explicit knowledge of MS Excel

  • Demonstrated comfort with other MS Office suite of applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, PPT)

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-orientation

  • Ability to work independently, in a highly matrixed and confidential structure

  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility when working with a broadly defined, diverse user population

  • Ability to navigate difficult situations where a varied response toolset is required

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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