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Sr Manager Financial Governance

Posted 5 days ago

Job Description

Application Deadline:


100 King Street West

Our ideal candidate has ability to assess the risk and identify the control and if the risk will have an impact on the financials. They will hold a CPA and have experience with Big 4. This role is focused on financial governance and you will have an Enterprise wide view. You have the vantage point of seeing everything that is happening across the bank from a new project perspective.

Develops or maintains an effective financial governance and controls framework that defines the ways and methods governance is implemented, managed, and monitored in the business/group. The governance framework includes policies, guidelines and provides programs, practices and measures to promote transparency, accuracy, consistency across groups. Applies specialized knowledge of Accounting & Financial management risk, regulatory compliance and internal controls related to financial processes and information.
  • 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.
  • Provides strategic input on governance matters as a trusted advisor.
  • Makes recommendations to senior leaders on Financial governance based on an in-depth understanding of the business/group.
  • Works with stakeholders to establish priorities.
  • Leads or assists in the execution of oversight/governance activities.
  • Leads or assists with the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.
  • Manages resources and leads the execution of strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.
  • Leads and integrates the execution of oversight/governance activities and is primary contact across multiple jurisdictions and/or businesses.
  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.
  • Manages databases and provides support for analysis, forecasting and/or data visualization, ensuring adherence with data governance standards.
  • Coordinates the management of databases; ensures alignment and integration of data in adherence with data governance standards.
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
  • Leads change management activities of varying scope and type.
  • Collaborates across BMO on communications strategy to ensure consistency of messaging.
  • Leads the management of governance meetings and maintains maintenance of governing body mandates, oversight and approval guidelines.
  • Leads, integrates and coordinates the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
  • Leads the development, evolution and maintenance of the governance system and framework.
  • Leads the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance framework.
  • Leads process, improvements and special projects, designing effective and sustainable solutions.
  • Manages the review and sign-off process for relevant regulatory reporting.
  • Develops governance and control related 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 the governance framework, including effective challenge.
  • Coordinates and participates in the execution of oversight/governance activities including: reporting, assessment of education & training needs, development/delivery of training, development and execution of regulatory administration processes & procedures, management of review/updates to policies, etc.
  • Assists with the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
  • Supports policy/standard/operating procedures lifecycle management, education and training assessment, development & delivery, coordination of attestation programs, reporting, etc.
  • Assists with the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance frameworks and program requirements.
  • Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of business and related risk management requirements and legislative/ regulatory directives and guidance.
  • Supports the group/program leader in communicating advice across the Bank on regulatory environment changes to ensure changes are understood.
  • Supports the management of governance meetings (e.g. committee, management, board meetings, etc.) as required; facilitates development and approval of agendas, gathering and distribution of documentation related to agendas, and creation of meeting minutes/output.
  • 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.
  • Leads or participates in change management activities of varying scope and type.
  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide governance insights and recommendations.
  • Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
  • Assists in the identification, classification and addressing of issues.
  • Assists with the coordination and management of the review and sign-off of relevant regulatory reporting.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of business and regulatory environment is required.
  • Accounting designation (CPA) an asset.
  • Control framework knowledge & experience preferred e.g. SOX 404, FDICIA, COBIT and COSO 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.

Job Category:
People Manager / Gestionnaire
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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.

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.

About BMO

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BE PART OF BMO. We’ve set our sights on being the bank that defines great customer experience. Our customers’ needs are changing and so are we. Everyone who works here has a role to play in making a difference for our customers. Every day. It’s an amazing feeling when you know you’re making a customer’s life better, and you can do it at BMO – whether you’re imagining a new product, designing a customer experience, streamlining an application, launching a marketing campaign or just being there in a very human way with the right answer.


Banking & Finance

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-13

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