Manager, Financial Governance - Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking and Wealth Management
Toronto, ON M8X 1C4, Canada
22h ago

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Finance & AccountingChartered Professional Accountant ( CPA ) PreferredWorking knowledge of Accounting and Financial Risk assessment and management.

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.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor on governance matters.
  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.
  • Recommends and implements Financial governance solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
  • Researches existing or emerging requirements & related best practices to assist and develops recommendations for changes.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • 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.
  • 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 or participates in setting communication strategy; develops and delivers tailored messaging about through the appropriate distribution channels.
  • 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 process, improvements and special projects, designing effective and sustainable solutions.
  • 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 development & delivery, coordination of attestation programs, reporting, etc..
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of business and regulatory environment is required.
  • Control framework knowledge & experience preferred e.g. SOX 404, COBIT and COSO frameworks.
  • 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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