100 King Street West
Job Family Group:
Finance & Accounting
Accountable for engaging with the relevant Executives and Directors from Technology & Operations and Lines of Business regarding IT governance and controls for their areas of responsibility; maintaining comprehensive guidelines for IT control documentation and testing, in line with leading industry practices, COSO and COBIT frameworks ; and acting as the Bank’s SOX IT governance subject matter expert addressing stakeholder requests and providing necessary guidance.
Develops or maintains an effective financial governance and controls framework that defines the ways and methods governance is implemented, managed, and monitored in the business/group. The governance framework includes policies, guidelines and provides programs, practices and measures to promote transparency, accuracy, consistency across groups. Applies specialized knowledge of Accounting & Financial management risk, regulatory compliance and internal controls related to financial processes and information.
Ongoing executing and evolving IT controls assurance methodology, control standard, and testing guidelines
Providing guidance and training on IT general controls and IT application controls methodology/standard/guidelines to technology groups
Performing annual IT controls risk assessment , scoping, and planning/scheduling
Managing independent testing of IT controls, including coordination with Corporate Audit
Risk-based QA review of IT testing results and assessment of identified exceptions
Ongoing assessment of IT issues reported by management, and internal/external auditors
Regular monitoring and follow-up on management remediation of IT controls deficiencies
Providing guidance and oversight on management review of SOC reports relating to outsourced SOX-relevant applications and services
Participating in the end-to-end business process mapping, initiate and provide guidance on identifying, documenting, and evaluating IT controls
Risk-based engagement in business/IT projects by providing guidance on identifying, documenting, and evaluating IT controls.
Leads or assists in the execution of oversight/governance activities.
Leads or assists with the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
Supports the development, evolution and maintenance of the governance system and framework.
Manages databases and provides support for analysis, forecasting and/or data visualization, ensuring adherence with data governance standards.
Coordinates the management of databases; ensures alignment and integration of data in adherence with data governance standards.
Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
Leads or participates in setting communication strategy; develops and delivers tailored messaging about through the appropriate distribution channels.
Develops governance and control related solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.
Provides advice and guidance to assigned business/group on implementation of the governance framework, including effective challenge.
Coordinates and participates in the execution of oversight/governance activities including: reporting, assessment of education & training needs, development/delivery of training, development and execution of regulatory administration processes & procedures, management of review/updates to policies, etc.
Assists with the maintenance, monitoring, measurement & reporting on the status of the governance program to various internal & external stakeholder audiences.
Supports policy/standard/operating procedures lifecycle management, education and training assessment, development & delivery, coordination of attestation programs, reporting, etc.
Assists with the interpretation of new or changing regulations and assessing impacts to the governance frameworks and program requirements.
Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of business and related risk management requirements and legislative/ regulatory directives and guidance.
Supports the group/program leader in communicating advice across the Bank on regulatory environment changes to ensure changes are understood.
Supports the management of governance meetings (e.g. committee, management, board meetings, etc.) as required; facilitates development and approval of agendas, gathering and distribution of documentation related to agendas, and creation of meeting minutes/output.
Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
Acts as liaison between stakeholders in order to align agendas and ensure a clear understanding of the business context.
Supports development and execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Leads or participates in change management activities of varying scope and type.
Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide governance insights and recommendations.
Monitors and tracks performance, and addresses any issues.
Assists in the identification, classification and addressing of issues.
Assists with the coordination and management of the review and sign-off of relevant regulatory reporting.
Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.
Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.
Degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science or related field
Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and BMO’s SOX methodology
Working knowledge of business and regulatory environment is required.
Control framework knowledge & experience preferred e.g. SOX 404, COBIT and COSO frameworks.
Recognized auditing/information system certifications (e.g . CISA , CIA,CPA,CISSP)
Knowledge of multiple technology domains including software development and IT operations
Knowledge of information security standards and best practices for securing computer systems and applications
Knowledge of internal control environments within the IT function of financial institutions
Knowledge of financial reporting processes and controls in financial institutions
Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.
Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.
Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.
Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.
Influence skills - In-depth.
Data driven decision making - In-depth.
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