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BMO Financial Group Manager, Technology & Operations Controller in Chicago, Illinois


The Manager is accountable to record, analyze, review and report on the financial performance and condition of the 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 Manager will provide value added ideas, advice and recommendations on accounting, finance, governance and reporting processes. Additionally, the Manager is expected to lead monthly processes and special projects in the accounting and finance area.

The Manager is a key member of the Technology & Operations (T&O) Controllership team. Leading and/or conducting accounting activities for the businesses within T&O including the preparation or review of journal entries, reconciliations and monthly and ad-hoc reporting.

Financial Analysis & Reporting Delivery

  • Provide ongoing, timely and accurate analysis of monthly financial results to support month-end and quarter-end close processes,

  • Provide and document monthly the performance of various lines of business / function for financial information packages.

  • Prepare/support preparation of monthly reporting packages and Financial Statements, (including tax payments and reconciliations where necessary), in accordance with IFRS, 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 exert 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 business / function group financial performance management 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


Proficient level of knowledge in a professional/technical field and/or the organization’s operating procedures:

  • Independently conducts and leads complex assignments with minimal guidance and supervision

  • Successfully manages multiple projects and shifting priorities

  • Responds to the more difficult functional queries frequently of a confidential and sensitive nature

  • Shares knowledge, mentors, & supports the development of all members of the T&O Controllers Group

  • Monitors adherence to policies and procedures

  • 5-7 years’ experience in an Accounting function including:

  • Month-end close and financial reporting

  • Balance sheet reconciliations (preparation and review)
  • Journal entries (preparation and review)
  • Variance analysis
  • Audit support
  • Internal controls/Governance
  • Process improvement

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with related Accounting experience

  • Completed accounting designation e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA is preferred, not required

We’re here to help

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, inclusive of Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities.

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Financial Planning & Analysis

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Primary Location:

United States-Illinois-Chicago