Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Credit Risk Modelling & Analytics, this role is accountable for documentation, change management tracking, statistical model development and validation, and risk rating analysis to support Basel credit risk management activities . The Senior Analyst provides analytical expertise to support the development, validation, monitoring, reporting and documentation of Basel risk rating systems. The role is also accountable for creating datasets for model development, building new models, validating existing models, running statistical tests, creating segmentation files and documenting all activities.
1. Credit Risk Management
Responsible for the development of BMO and/or Harris datasets for credit risk analysis purposes
Responsible for the development and validation of predictive models and decision trees
Responsible for the monitoring, analysis and reporting of credit portfolios including probablility of default, loss given default and exposure at default
Responsible for detailed documentation corresponding to statistical analysis and results
Responsible for change management activities including the creation and management of change logs
Responsible for the development, timely delivery, and monitoring of Capital at Risk annual plan information
Responsible for the development and delivery of segmentation files to other areas of the bank
2. Specialized Model Development
Responsible for specialized support for the development, scoring and implementation of credit risk models for BMO and/or Harris portfolios
Responsible for specialized support for the development of predictive models and decision trees to predict PD, LGD and EAD
Responsible for the development, documentation, and validation of models to support credit risk strategies and key compliance activities
Responsible for the analysis, validation and monitoring of model performance
3. Project Management and Mentoring
Responsible for managing larger scale projects with broader strategic implications
Responsible for mentoring analysts and interns in order to deliver on projects
Responsible for creating detailed documentation and change logs to manage changes for regulatory purposes
To deliver on these accountabilities, the incumbent must have the following authorities:
This role has the authority to access legacy system data on the mainframe and credit risk data in the Basel datamarts.
This role has the authority to access, read, manipulate and create datasets from third party files, which are loaded to the Basel datamarts
This role has the authority to access details of statistical models, decision trees and strategies.
This role has the authority to provide information and make recommendations on proposed credit risk models and strategies.
This role has the authority to coordinate work and arrange meetings to discuss or resolve issues.
This role has the authority to assign work to interns and analysts.
This role requires the incumbent to interact with the following processes and/or groups:
Other members of the Credit Risk department (BMO and/or Harris) for the purposes of providing information, reviewing models and strategies, and making recommendations
The Financing Products department for the purposes of providing product knowledge and making recommendations
Model Risk & Vetting for the purposes of providing model documentation for vetting and to comply with policies and standards
Cardholder Services for the purposes of providing information as well as receiving information on credit risk models
Capital-at-Risk department for the purposes of providing information for CaR plans
Third party suppliers (e.g. FLinxs, Accepta, Equifax, etc.) for the purposes of receiving and understanding data
Third party suppliers (e.g. SAS, Angoss, WebFocus, etc.) for the purposes of using critical software for the role
Central Solutions department for the purposes of supplying data for Basel
Information Management department for the purposes of understanding data in the marts
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Undergraduate University Degree in Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Operations Research or Business
At least five years previous work experience in an analytical role using SAS or any other statistical/data mining software
Strong analytical and technical skills required including previous exposure to quantitative analysis, programming and statistical model development
Mainframe, UNIX and PC skills
Experience with statistical software packages, including SAS and KnowledgeStudio
Experience with manipulating data and creating reports using Excel and SQL
Good knowledge of bank products and credit lending services
Knowledge of the Basel Capital Accord
Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills
Excellent writing skills
Strong analytical and technical skills
Strong time management, planning and organizing skills to manage multiple priorities
Good leadership skills
Good project management skills
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