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The Analyst, Financial Performance Management is accountable to analyze and report on the financial performance and condition of the legal entity / business / function to support the month-end, quarter-end and year-end close process including regulatory and external reports and attestation to the validity of the results.
The Analyst will provide value added ideas, advice and recommendations on financial governance and regulatory matters including procedures to support decision making within the legal entity / business / function they support.
Financial Analysis & Reporting Delivery
Provide ongoing, timely and accurate analysis of financial results to support month-end and quarter-end close processes.
Provide and document monthly / quarterly performance of various legal entity / business / function for financial information packages.
Prepare/support preparation of monthly / quarterly reporting packages and Financial Statements, (including tax payments and reconciliations where necessary), in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP or similar financial frameworks and within the agreed upon timelines, reviewing all information against budget and back-ups to check for reasonableness, escalating any areas of concern and making amendments, if necessary.
Client & Relationship Management
Participate on projects and act as a subject matter expert to ensure financial information is reported completely and accurately.
Build strong relationships and provide value add advice to LOB Finance to ensure financial results are well understood and business results optimized.
Support financial performance activities, providing business group decision makers with financial information, advice and counsel.
Risk Management, Control, and Financial Governance
Provide attestation to the validity of financial results and highlight significant information including variances, trends, opportunities and exposures to their Manager.
Provide information and support the process for internal (Corporate and SOX) and external audits ensuring that requests are managed effectively and efficiently.
Complete/support the completion of all regulatory and external reporting requirements ensuring accuracy and timeliness of information.
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
Qualifications Knowledge & Skills
3-5 years work experience in a finance environment with some background in accounting
Detailed oriented, good financial, analytical, problem solving and organization skills
Strong PC skills particularly Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong ability to organize and manage financial data effectively; Excel and data manipulation experience required
Familiarity with relational and multi-dimensional databases
SAP Disclosure Management, Essbase and SQL server experience an asset
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated, ability to work effectively and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively with peers and be a team player
Excellent organization skills, including the ability to multi-task and handle changing priorities
Knowledge of bank structure and financial systems an asset
Banking / Financial Services industry experience an asset
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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. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.