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Senior Analyst, Capital Markets Finance At BMO Financial Group


Toronto, On

Job Description

The primary function of the Senior Analyst, Accounting & Control is to act as a key player in the monthly and quarterly financial close process for BMO Capital Markets financial results. The Senior Analyst also has responsibility for the analysis, planning and forecasting functions and various processes relating to the Insight cost allocation methodologies within BMO Capital Markets (“CM”) Other, which includes the Research, Economics, US Support, and other areas within Capital Markets.

Key Accountabilities:

Month & Quarter End

Prepare estimates and analyze variances to facilitate the sign-off on monthly BMO CM Other financial results

Facilitates the BMO CM quarterly Supplementary Package review process

Prepares journal entries in BMO Financial Group financial systems (Jade, Insight, CODA, FC and MRP)

Manages the completion of the BMO CM quarterly reserve continuity schedule and quarterly summary of uncorrected misstatements schedule for communication to the Chief Accountants Group and inclusion in Audit Committee and/or external auditor presentations

Reviews accounting implications and treatments for new transactions impacting CM Other results

Assists in the review/performance of journal entries, reconciliations, and other analysis performed within the team

Planning and Forecasting

Assists in the review of the annual plan, forecasts for BMO CM Other and CM Finance through liaison with the various support units

Prepares weekly estimates of BMO CM Other expected results

Performs variance analysis of BMO CM Other results to prior year, plan, linked period, forecast, and estimated results

Develops and maintains analysis reports for the various support units within BMO CM Other and CM Finance


Manage record retention for CM Other to ensure documents are properly stored and adhere to SOX requirements

Perform BPC testing for alternative site simulation

Cost Allocation and Analysis

Serves as a key contact for Insight cost allocation methodology changes and queries

Assists in the review and update of cost studies and other allocation methodologies


Extracts and prepares ad hoc analysis as required through BMO Financial Group financial systems (e.g. Essbase, Progress, EPM, Hyperion and MRP)

Prepares or reviews TSAs impacting CM Other

Reviews processes to improve reporting capabilities

Coordinates special projects as necessary, such as the restatement of financial results, accounting treatment changes and process improvement initiatives

Participates in special projects as required

Provides support to internal and external auditors as required


One or more of B. Commerce, CFA, MBA, CPA or other accounting designation

4-6 years of experience, preferably with BMO Financial Group or another financial institution

Critical Reasoning – understands results and variances

Expert Excel skills a requirement

Expert knowledge of financial concepts, analysis and financial modeling

Knowledge of Bank Financial system hierarchies in terms of transits, GL, detail term codes and business unit structure / organizational hierarchy is an asset

Self-motivated and able to meet tight deadlines with conflicting priorities

Experience with using CODA, Hyperion, EPM, and Essbase systems is an asset

Excellent interpersonal skills required for relationship management

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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.

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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.


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