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BMO Financial Group Manager, Financial Governance & Controls - IT in Chicago, Illinois


Accountable for engaging with the BMO IT Lead, Financial Governance & Controls and 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 SOX/FDICIA IT governance subject matter expert addressing stakeholder requests and providing necessary guidance.

  • Ongoing support of IT governance and controls for the U.S. geography, including executing and evolving IT controls assurance methodology, control standards, and testing guidelines

  • Assessing and reporting IT general controls and IT application controls for the U.S. geography to support management’s assessment of internal controls over financial reporting

  • 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 internal/external auditors

  • 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

  • Performing ongoing reviews of Initiative Assessment and Approval Process (IAAP) for IT impact

  • 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.



  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science or related field

  • 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

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and BMO’s SOX methodology


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Audit related to finance applications, IT Governance, Risk Management

  • Experience in control documentation and testing

  • Experience in Relationship Management in complex environment

  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences

  • Excellent communication, leadership and teamwork skills

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At BMO Harris Bank we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the center 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 Harris Bank 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 Harris Bank 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. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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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Financial Planning & Analysis

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Primary Location:

United States-Illinois-Chicago