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BMO Financial Group Senior Review Appraiser in Virtual, Georgia

Address:

790 N Water Street

Job Family Group:

Audit, Risk & Compliance

This position could be remote.

We are hiring! Our Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Services Unit (CREASU) is growing. We a dhere to FIRREA/OCC regulations and Bank appraisal & evaluation policy/guidelines/procedures relative to P&C, Private and Capital Markets U.S. commercial real estate secured credits.

Under the direction of the CREASU Senior Manager and/or Bank’s Chief Appraiser, our team engages and reviews commercial real estate appraisals independent from the Bank’s loan production/approval process for the P&C, Private and Capital Markets U.S. lines of business. We ensure goals, turnaround times and quality expectations are met, while maintaining strict adherence to control procedures and compliance regulations. In this role, you will fulfill routine and frequently non-routine service requests, internal business partner inquiries/requests, and analyze and resolve complex issues efficiently and effectively in accordance with Bank and industry standards.

Come join our team and help us create the tomorrow you want!

Monitors, analyzes and reports on the quality of appraisals for a designated lending portfolio. Examines individual appraisals and aggregate level portfolio information to provide insights on the accuracy and consistency of decisions relative to risk strategies, policies, and appetite. Identifies deficiencies and recommends corrective action plans. Supports the implementation, maintenance, and sustainment of vendor appraisal services used by BMO.

  • 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.

  • Interprets new regulations and assesses impacts to the governance framework.

  • Develops reports on the status of the governance program or framework components to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.

  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.

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

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

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

  • Measures the effectiveness of risk governance system and framework; recommends changes as required.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Represents the risk program / governance structure during internal/external regulatory audits and/or examinations.

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

  • Develops and manages comprehensive information management systems; designs and/or leads initiatives to improve processes, analysis and reporting.

  • Defines business requirements for analytics & reporting to ensure data insights inform business decision making.

  • Coordinates the management of databases; ensures alignment and integration of data in adherence with data governance standards.

  • Leads the development of the communication strategy focusing on positively influencing or changing behaviour.

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

  • Leads the execution of operational programs; assesses and adapts as needed to ensure quality of execution.

  • Manages the review and sign-off process for relevant regulatory reporting.

  • Guides/assists in the identification and classification of issues; recommends action plans.

  • Leads and integrates the monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to internal & external stakeholders.

  • Leads the management of governance meetings and maintenance of governing body mandates, oversight and approval guidelines.

  • May provide specialized support for other internal and external regulatory requirements.

  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of ongoing operational programs in support of the risk framework.

  • Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.

  • Independently examines appraisals and evaluations prepared by vendors or BMO appraisers for adherence to all policies / procedures and standards applicable to the transaction based on established assessment processes.

  • Assesses the credibility and/or reliability of appraisals performed for the Bank, as well as the reasonableness of the appraisal value conclusions.

  • Documents and reports results of reviews on an individual and summary basis; identifies and recommends action plans for resolving issues.

  • Identifies where corrective actions are required (e.g. incomplete investigations and analysis, possible fraudulent transactions) and escalates per guidelines; ensures corrective action is taken as necessary.

  • Reviews third-party vendor applications for placement on the approved appraiser list against supplier standards.

  • Consults with stakeholders to improve consistency and transparency of risk measurement, metrics and reporting.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Employs systems (e.g. customized exception reports, tracking reports etc.) to manage information.

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

  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.

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

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

  • Identifies business needs, designs/develops tools and training programs; may include delivery of training to audiences.

  • Supports the development and promotion of a business/group program.

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

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a State Certified General Appraiser strongly desired. MAI designation, an asset.

  • Commercial appraisal and review experience desired, within a financial institution preferred.

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

  • In-depth / expert knowledge and understanding appraisal standards for the jurisdiction / portfolio.

  • In-depth / expert knowledge of regulatory requirements.

  • In-depth / expert knowledge & experience with risk policy frameworks; quality control / testing frameworks.

  • 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 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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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.

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