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Provide an advisory function to the Lines of Business (LOB) on the accounting implications of complex new and ongoing transactions, ensuring that solutions comply with regulatory reporting requirements.
Maintain and communicate the Bank's accounting policies and provide user-friendly interpretative guidance.
Interpret accounting changes and assess the impact on financial results.
Monitor the external financial environment, through research and evaluation of current developments, for changes in GAAP, regulatory reporting and new trends. Incorporate these new initiatives into reporting strategy to enhance the Bank's financial reporting.
Support the Chief Accountants Committee of the CBA through providing input to CBA responses to regulators on complex accounting developments that is consistent with the Bank's strategies.
Work in partnership with the LOB and other corporate service areas to provide input into complex new initiatives and strategies. Ensure that this structuring and advice complies with regulatory rules and guidelines.
Develop accounting opinions for new initiatives to ensure that all transactions are accounted for properly within the Bank's financial reporting system.
Assist with ensuring that the shareholders auditors are in agreement with Bank's reporting for significant transactions and complex new accounting standards.
Take a leadership role in the above functions, providing guidance and mentoring to the managers in the group.
Liaise with LOB senior management to explain and ensure compliance with the Bank's accounting policies.
CPA CA or CPA designation combined with 10-15 years experience in a finance environment with some experience in Accounting Policy/Advisory.
Strong knowledge of conceptual accounting theory and Canadian & U.S. GAAP and IFRS.
Recent experience in providing ideas, advice and solutions in a technical accounting role.
General industry knowledge combined with the ability to strategically assess information and apply to business within this framework.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Above average ability to work in a team environment, demonstrating leadership.
Experience in developing and delivering presentations.
Good working knowledge of LAN-based software programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Comfortable with Internet and Intranet. Experience in project and process management. Strong ability to exercise professional judgement assessing the risk of various issues and balancing several competing priorities.
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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.
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. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.
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