BMO Financial Group Jobs

Mobile bmo Logo

Job Information

BMO Financial Group Manager, Finance Data Governance in Toronto, Ontario


120 Bloor Street East

Job Family Group:

Data Analytics & Reporting

Key Accountabilities

  • Support GL Renewal and Finance project work for Master Data, including consultation, data analysis, data loads (MDM CE, S4, GR, testing environments), data mapping and DQ support (testing and BAU)

  • Act as an MDM SME to assess and identify enhancements and changes to support BAU and project work

  • Act as a control function for master data additions and changes

  • Provide Operational reporting

  • Manage user access to both S4 and MDM CE

  • Manage tools and resources to support users

Additional Qualifications

  • Finance experience (accounting knowledge preferred)

  • Master Data Experience

  • Strategic, forward thinker

  • Stakeholder management experience

Creates a culture where data is managed as a valuable corporate asset. Provides input to, and follows, data governance standards and processes to improve the quality of BMO data and reduce overall data risk for the designated business/group. Develops and implements data strategies, tactics, products and a curated data model to achieve business objectives. Reviews, designs and implements data governance practices and data management processes within the business/group in alignment with Enterprise Data Governance Operating Directive. Provides guidance on the interpretation of enterprise data governance policies and maintains alignment between data governance practices and the data strategy.

  • Fosters a culture aligned to BMO purpose, values and strategy and role models BMO values and behaviours in all that they do.

  • Ensures alignment between values and behaviour that fosters diversity and inclusion.

  • Regularly connects work to BMO's purpose, sets inspirational goals, defines clear expected outcomes, and ensures clear accountability for follow through.

  • Builds interdependent teams that collaborate across functional and operating groups to create the highest value for all stakeholders.

  • Attracts, retains, and enables the career development of top talent.

  • Improves team performance, recognizes and rewards performance, coaches employees, supports their development, and manages poor performance.

  • Monitors and reports on data management requirements and compliance issues, impacts and resolution status to leadership and data governance team.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor on data governance and data management matters.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.

  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Supports the assessment, root cause analysis, and formulating proposed solutions/remediation strategies.

  • Escalates data and compliance issues.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.

  • Supports and governs a data governance implementation road map including strategic priorities.

  • Maintains policies, policies, and standards and monitors compliance and effectiveness of data management processes.

  • Implements, maintains and reviews processes to ensure quality and integrity of data and ensure compliance with Bank and regulatory requirements.

  • 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.

  • Develops stakeholder communications and training in support of data management process implementation.

  • Supports the resolution of data issues by coordinating stakeholders in the information chain.

  • Provides technical support and mentoring to foster professional development.

  • Performs quality assurance activities to ensure handling, storage, and collection of data complies with Bank Policy and regulatory requirements.

  • Leads and oversees the identification, analysis and resolution of issues, recommending appropriate solutions.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to identify business requirements and opportunities for improved data management, data architecture, and delivery.

  • Leads working groups to identify opportunities and formulate recommendations for improving data governance capabilities and processes, and works with applicable parties to plan, design and implement approved recommendations.

  • Defines, implements, and documents data quality measures and provides guidance on how policy requirements may translate to business processes.

  • Supports the management of BMO’s data as a key asset that facilitates effective decision making.

  • Analyzes structured and unstructured data to support the design and development of a business / group curated data model.

  • Contributes to the development of business/group data strategies and data governance policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Develops data solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.

  • Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of data solutions.

  • Identifies and implements the optimum means to collect, process, analyze and report on information and ensure ongoing accuracy, integrity and security.

  • Participates in the timely resolution of operating/technical problems or manages escalation with other BMO technical support groups.

  • Assists in the identification of change impacts through requirements gathering, mapping and documenting current and proposed processes.

  • Provides support to projects and/or manages operational changes including supporting Technology with the validation and testing of systems.

  • Provides support on data management process implementation and sustainment activities to ensure stakeholder awareness and adoption of data governance in work including but not limited to development of business tools and end use procedure documentation.

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

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders and ensures alignment.

  • Supports development and execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Skilled in statistical analysis environments (e.g. R, MATLAB, SPSS or SAS).

  • Skilled in working with BI tools such as Tableau and Microstrategy, relational databases and Hadoop-based data mining frameworks.

  • Knowledge in working with SQL, Python, Java and C/C++.

  • 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.

We’re here to help

At BMO 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 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.

To find out more visit us at

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving 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.