The Manager, Strategic Business Analysis provides key support into Canadian P&C competitive analysis, including compiling and analyzing market, product, financial performance, and other information from a number of internal and external sources to determine BMO and peer competitive positioning within the Canadian banking industry. The role is accountable for producing a quarterly report on BMO’s competitive positioning as well as utilizing competitive insights to drive ongoing ad hoc business decision-making.
The role is also accountable to support the quarterly and annual investor relations activities for Canadian P&C including, quarterly messaging for earnings calls, preparation of parts of the annual report and MD&A, and preparation for various investor and industry conferences.
The Manager, SBA is accountable to manage the financial & business analysis to support the design, development, and implementation of various business solutions that drive measurable business outcomes, and provide value added ideas, advice and recommendations on financial matters including future course of action to support strategic decision making. Finally, the Manager will be engaged in various special projects
Maintain strong relationships across finance, corporate groups and business leaders to manage and execute the needs in support of their objectives.
Understand clients’ immediate needs and assist the LOBs and Groups, when called upon, in the development of strategies they can implement to achieve their goals.
When called upon, work in partnership with LOB and other corporate service areas to assist in optimal structuring and execution of new initiatives and strategies from an accounting, risk and regulatory perspective. Ensure that structures comply with accounting and regulatory rules and guidelines.
Provide advice and technical expertise, within the scope of assigned tasks, to colleagues, partners/clients, and enterprise initiatives, as required.
Manage and control possible client issues and conflicts to ensure resolution or escalate as necessary.
Continuous Improvement and Change Management
Foster an environment of continuous improvement of finance processes and procedures and encourage all employees on the team to identify process improvements/new ideas and adopt best practices.
Change & Innovation
Optimize the use of new technology and information systems updates to improve processes and system efficiencies
Support the operationalization of business/function change initiatives to ensure optimal effectiveness and efficiency from a finance perspective.
Collaborate with finance colleagues to support changes within the finance team
Contribute to the development of leading edge financial analysis to report significant trends and business characteristics
Post-secondary education in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline.
Attained accounting designation preferred
MBA or CFA preferred
Minimum 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in the Banking or financial industry.
Advanced knowledge in application of accounting concepts pertinent to Chief Accountant’s Group.
Advanced knowledge in the use of financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets (such as Microsoft Excel) and/or word processing is required.
Knowledge of BMO Financial Group structure and financial information systems is desirable.
Advanced understanding of the group’s risk and regulatory requirements is required.
In-depth knowledge of the systems and reporting requirements of all financial products in which the Bank transacts.
Excellent operational and analytical background.
Advanced analytical, critical thinking skills, and integrative skills
Strong ability to evaluate processes, question the rationale to identify potential problems and recommend feasible solutions.
Strong ability to communicate and network with others to convey information effectively at senior management level.
Ability to deliver in an environment with competing priorities
Excellent analytical skills; the ability to discern large amounts of data and focus on the critical business issues.
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Respect for highly confidential information.
Ability to work under pressure and tight timeframes.
Ability to build a collaborative, team environment.
Ability to work independently and efficiently multi-task
We’re here to help
At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.
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.
To find out more visit us at https://bmocareers.com .
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.