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BMO Financial Group Analyst, Governance & Oversight in Toronto, Ontario


250 Yonge Street

Job Family Group:

Audit, Risk & Compliance

Develops and maintains an effective internal control framework that defines the ways and methods governance is implemented, managed, and monitored in the designated business/group portfolio. The governance framework includes policies, guidelines and provides programs, practices and measures to promote transparency, accuracy, consistency across groups

o Attestation Activities

  • Manage and coordinate Attestation (internal and external) activities for entire T&O Units

  • Manage end-to-end portfolio including leading continuous improvement through engagement of stakeholders of the portfolio

  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for Attestation topics; single point of contact for attestation completion queries

  • Partner with stakeholder to address challenges and improvement opportunities noted in the Portfolio

  • Perform pre-attestation planning and preparation including documentation and establishing sound processes for tracking and monitoring

  • Independently manage all attestation activities, meetings and communications during the attestation period. Monitor progress and completion status.

  • Review and provide governance and oversight to the subjects and issues raised to determine overall impact and risk

  • Ensure alignment and adherence to the BMO Enterprise Financial Governance SOX Office expectations per the framework

  • Manage and coordinate end-to-end Attestation [ Financial and off-cycle] portfolio including leading continuous improvement through engagement of Partners/stakeholders. Given the magnitude of the Portfolio, there will be an expectation that this individual lead such discussions independently and document results to drive to a collaborated conclusion and implementation.

  • Subject Matter Expert for Attestation Platform; single point of contact for attestation completion queries.

o Program Support

  • Lead development and implementation of strategies and/or major project deliverables as it relates to governance and oversight framework.

  • Lead and manage integration of governance programs and framework

  • Provide leadership in technology requirements and change management to address Governance Program reporting solutions

  • Document governance programs standards in alignment with BMO’s policies and standards; manage the roll-out across governance groups

  • Provide consultative support to internal business partners, directly or indirectly, utilizing strong operational, governance and controls knowledge.

  • Provide planning, day-to-day leadership and direction to teams of employees by setting the context and direction, tasks and assignments, and establishing boundaries for decision-making and approvals

o Issue Management

  • Provide leadership in preparation and presentation of the quarterly issue management

  • Drive efficiencies to continuously evolve the issue management frame-work

  • Critical thinking and provide governance and oversight to the subjects and issues raised to determine overall impact and risk.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

o Qualifications:

  • Typically between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in risk management, controls & audit, compliance, governance and/or project management is preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of business and regulatory environment.

  • Knowledge & experience with risk policy frameworks; quality control/testing frameworks. e.g. SOX 404, COBIT and COSO frameworks is an asset

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

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

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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.