Assistant Controller Assistant Controller …

Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Assistant Controller
Applies expertise and provides advice in calculation, analysis and reporting of the financial results in compliance with standards and regulatory requirements. Works across BMO to deliver accounting program / process results in alignment with overall group goals. Includes reviewing and/or personally performing some accounting service delivery, processing activities. Supports an efficient and effective Accounting function which uses common information sources and practices, reduces ongoing costs and increases service level performance.
  • Manages people and leads a team capable of delivering the desired business results.
  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.
  • Make recommendations related to policy, standards and strategies for Accounting programs.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert on relevant regulations and policies.
  • Works with stakeholders to establish priorities.
  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.
  • Manages resources and leads the execution of accounting, risk and regulatory related strategic initiatives to deliver on business and financial goals.
  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.
  • Leads the execution of accounting programs; assesses and adapts as needed to ensure quality of execution.
  • Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and relevant information and reporting of Group/Legal Entity/reportable segments' results for Management and Statutory reporting.
  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of Finance programs to manage the financial period close processes.
  • Works in conjunction with others to ensure sign-off and attestation to the financial results reported.
  • Analyses data and information to provide financial performance insights and recommendations for the consolidated business financial statements.
  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
  • Monitors and tracks financial information alignment with standards and regulations and addresses any issues.
  • Provides information and supports the process for internal (Corporate and SOX) and external audits.
  • Integrates information from multiple sources to enable more efficient processes, enhanced analysis and/or streamlined reporting.
  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders across Finance and other functional disciplines.
  • Acts as liaison between stakeholders to align agendas and ensure a clear understanding of the business context.
  • Supports development and execution of accounting, risk and regulatory related strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaises with internal/external auditors and regulators to provide necessary information on arising issues and responses to questions.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group to interpret accounting changes identified by the Chief Accountants' Group; assesses impacts on financial results and reporting requirements; supports the implementation of required process and control changes.
  • Assists in the development of strategic plans to manage and execute the reporting/accounting needs in support of business objectives.
  • Participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group/legal entity financial processes, reporting, systems and controls to improve the quality and effectiveness of financial information and management of risks.
  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Typically 7+ years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional accounting designation is preferred.
  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.
  • Able to manage ambiguity.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.
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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.