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BMO Financial Group Manager, Finance in Toronto, Ontario


100 King Street West

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Finance & Accounting

Applies expertise and provides advice in calculation, analysis, and reporting of financial results in compliance with applicable standards and regulatory requirements. Works across BMO to deliver accounting program / process results aligned with overall group goals. Reviews and/or personally delivers some accounting services and processing activities. Supports an efficient and effective accounting function that uses common information sources and practices, reduces ongoing costs, and increases service level performance.

  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and relevant information and reporting of group, legal entity, and reportable segments results for management and statutory reporting.

  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of financial programs to manage the fiscal period close processes.

  • Works in conjunction with others to ensure sign-off and attest to reported financial results.

  • Analyses data and information to provide financial performance insights and recommendations for consolidated business financial statements.

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

  • Monitors and tracks financial information compliance with standards and regulations, and addresses any issues.

  • Provides information and supports the process for internal (e.g. corporate, SOX) and external audits.

  • Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis, and/or streamlined reporting.

  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports and dashboards.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders across functional disciplines.

  • Acts as liaison between stakeholders to align agendas and ensure a clear contextual understanding of the business needs.

  • Supports development and execution of accounting, risk, and regulatory strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Liaises with internal and external auditors and regulators to provide necessary information to support arising issues and responses to questions.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group to interpret accounting changes identified by the Chief Accountants’ Group; assesses impacts on financial results and reporting requirements; supports the implementation of applicable process and control change requirements.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans to manage and execute the reporting / accounting needs and support business objectives.

  • Participates in the design, implementation, and management of core business, group, legal entity financial processes, reporting, systems, and controls to improve the quality and effectiveness of financial information and management of risks.

  • 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.

  • Professional accounting designation is preferred.

  • 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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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.

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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.