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BMO Financial Group Senior Manager, AML Business Intelligence – FIU in Chicago, Illinois


The AML FIU Business Intelligence Senior Manager, is accountable for leading a team in the FIU ensuring operational excellence in the day-to-day operations as it relates to data analysis and intelligence, delivering strategies and providing measurable results to support the ongoing mandates of the FIU, as it relates to monitoring ,data analytics, and FIU intelligence.

This role also acts as a delegate to the FIU Director providing guidance and concurrence in such matters AML industry trends, developing transaction monitoring strategies, monitoring the effectiveness of transaction monitoring functions and customer risk scoring tools in conjunction with Model Management and business partners. They will also operate or represent the FIU director in all applicable governance forums or committees, providing strategies and recommendations for the FIU.

They act as an advisor in complex AML investigations and issues, providing insight into the analysis/assessment of the AML data intelligence. They also work directly with the FIU Tuning manager to develop and implement transaction monitoring scenarios. The role is also responsible for ensuring that matters are escalated or communicated to the CAMLO as required.

The AML FIU Business Intelligence Senior Manager work with the LOBs to understand the business operations and risk tolerance levels and will operate within existing processes and design new ones to effectively and efficiently develop, recommend and execute risk mitigation activities as it relates to business intelligence data. They will provide awareness and education to the lines of business to ensure they understand the dynamics of the services offered, and will utilize feedback to assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of AML policies and interaction with customers.

The role will also be required to network with Peer Banks ensuring processes are aligned and document benchmarking information. The role will be required to engage and form relationships with external regulators, internal corporate auditors and business partners’ including Fraud and Corporate Security.

Risk Management and Control – 40

  • Develop and maintain an overall view of AML risk identifying emerging risks and industry trends providing business intelligence information and recommendations to FIU director on ways to manage within the FIU.

  • Work in partnership with AML Office business partners, on the analysis of high risk customer data. Create and develop reporting and analytics to assist other business partners in the on-going assessment and analysis of high risk customers.

  • Monitor the ongoing effectiveness of the AML/TF Account Management solutions as the business and environment evolve and change, identifying and escalating exposures, gaps and/or trends and recommending adjustments to address these changes

  • Support the Director to ensure controls have been developed for each required step within all AML FIU processes and that all controls are effectively functioning and delivering required outcomes.

  • Develop and maintain an overall view of AML risk identifying emerging or systemic issues and providing information and recommendations to the Director, on ways to improve the effectiveness of AML TM strategies.

Business Delivery & Operational Effectiveness – 20

  • Consistent with the AML Corporate Policy and AML Corporate Standard identify, assess, mitigate, document and report on AML/TF risks, in compliance with regulatory expectations and internal requirements in order to mitigate/manage money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions, reputational and legal risk.

  • Direct operational processes to ensure quality and consistency of AML compliance standards, performance and adjudication standards regarding transaction monitoring / reporting

  • Educate staff on compliance issues related to the AML/ATF legislation, policies, procedures for financial intelligence

  • Act as a point of file escalation, providing insight into the investigation/analysis/assessment that was undertaken and the actions recommended.

Change & Innovation – 10

  • Make recommendations to the Director, AML FIU based on the business intelligence data reviewed to address operational risk to ensure ongoing improvement and evolution of governance programs and practices in response to identified risks and/or gaps in FIU approach.

  • Present Initiatives that will lead BMO into the forefront for AML Management.

Managerial Leadership & Planning – 30

  • Set appropriate context and establish prescribed limits for direct reports, including setting an effective framework of policies and procedures for the work in the group.

  • Establish a two-way working relationship with direct reports to solicit their views on the working environment, potential changes affecting their work, continuous improvement opportunities, and revisions to the plan.

  • Build and sustain a team of direct reports who are capable of delivering the performance required for the group, including coaching and the creation and implementation of training and development plans.

  • Establish and optimize team integration by articulating the linkages between the accountabilities and authorities of different roles across the group and by establishing the context in which they will work collaboratively with one another.


  • University education or relevant business experience

  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a large high performing team

  • Demonstrated experience in AML and/or knowledge of industry trends

  • Knowledge of bank processes


  • Analytical Thinking (In-depth)

  • Change Leadership (Developed)

  • Environmental Understanding (Developed)

  • Influence (In-depth)

  • Managerial Leadership (In-depth)

  • Organizational Understanding (Developed)

  • Risk Management (In-depth)

  • Relationship Management (In-depth)

  • Resource Planning (Developed)

  • Strategic Thinking (In-depth)

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Financial Crimes

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Primary Location:

United States-Illinois-Chicago