Manager, Accounting Policy (Contract)
BMO
Toronto, ON, CAN
1d ago

Job Family Group : Finance & Accounting

Finance & Accounting

Ensures high risk / complex accounting transactions are compliant with accounting regulations and financial information is disclosed appropriately in the Bank’s financial statements.

Acts as part of the support team advising on accounting guidelines and accounting policy strategies and programs. Supports aspects of accounting management by providing value added ideas, advice and recommendations to improve quality and overall effectiveness.

Provides guidance and advice on significant and complex transactions and issues that impact the business.

Qualifications :

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business / group.
  • Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.
  • Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business / group strategy.
  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.
  • Monitors new accounting standards and analyzes impacts to policy and standards.
  • Supports the development of tailored messaging about accounting policy changes & impacts, which may include writing, editing and distributing communications.
  • Supports the development of financial statements and financial disclosure documents to ensure consolidated Bank results meet International Financial Reporting Standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Acts as a key contact with internal and external regulatory bodies and industry groups to provide feedback on significant accounting issues and financial reporting matters.
  • Prepares reports on accounting policy matters for senior management and industry and regulatory bodies as appropriate.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal / external stakeholders.
  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Executes analyses to support the design and development of Accounting Policy strategy / programs.
  • 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.
  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and efficient service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We’re here to help

    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.

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