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BMO Financial Group Senior Manager, Finance, Credit Cards in Toronto, Ontario


55 Bloor Street West

Job Family Group:

Finance & Accounting

Supports the management of the business/group, providing advice and service on financial management activities in alignment with Group/enterprise goals and governance standards. Acts as a financial centre of competence and strategic partner for the business/group supporting short, medium and long term objectives; provides decision support, including information, expertise, advice and recommendations on opportunities and exposures. Monitors performance against financial plans, forecasts, initiatives and objectives, escalating issues as required.

  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Develops new connections and builds deeper networks that create cross-team interactions.

  • Works with stakeholders to establish priorities.

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

  • May own internal/external stakeholder relationships.

  • Oversees the process to coordinate & analyze the financial and operational highlights of the business for reporting, planning and forecasting requirements.

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

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group; assesses the financial performance and condition of the business.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives; ensures solutions are aligned with business and enterprise goals.

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

  • Works with the business to align key performance indicators with financial forecasts/plans and initiatives.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans; assessment of opportunities; determines the financial impact of initiatives/strategic decisions.

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

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

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Acts as liaison between stakeholders in order to align agendas and ensure a clear understanding of the business context.

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

  • Monitors and tracks financial performance, and addresses any issues.

  • Manages the coordination & analysis of financial and operational highlights of the business; works with others service teams to deliver reporting, planning and forecasting requirements.

  • Co-ordinates financial governance, compliance and attestation reporting as necessary.

  • Reviews financial information for reasonableness and highlights/escalates areas of interest or concern.

  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and efficient service.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Typically 7+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Accounting designation preferred.

  • 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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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.